King Renames Swaziland As Eswatini, Citing Colonialism and Switzerland

[Deutsche Welle] The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom’s new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.

[Deutsche Welle] The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Pensioners March to Stop ‘Looting’

[Swazi Media] Public service pensioners marched through the streets of the Swaziland capital on Tuesday (17 April 2018) to protest at plans by the unelected government to ‘loot’ their pension funds.

[Swazi Media] Public service pensioners marched through the streets of the Swaziland capital on Tuesday (17 April 2018) to protest at plans by the unelected government to 'loot' their pension funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Secrecy Over Cost of King’s New Jet

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III the absolute ruler of impoverished Swaziland took delivery of his second private jet on Friday amid secrecy about the true cost of its purchase.

[Swazi Media] King Mswati III the absolute ruler of impoverished Swaziland took delivery of his second private jet on Friday amid secrecy about the true cost of its purchase.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Taiwan Works to Keep Tiny Swaziland on Its Side

[VOA] Taiwan’s new president makes her first trip to Africa this week to visit one of the island’s two remaining allies on the continent. Support for Taiwan has diminished in Africa over the past decade, as billions of dollars in Chinese investment hav…

[VOA] Taiwan's new president makes her first trip to Africa this week to visit one of the island's two remaining allies on the continent. Support for Taiwan has diminished in Africa over the past decade, as billions of dollars in Chinese investment have flowed into the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Brave Warriors to Face Swaziland in Friendly

[New Era] Windhoek -Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti yesterday announced a 27-member squad that will face Swaziland in a friendly match in Manzini, Swaziland, a clash that will form part of that country’s 50th independence celebrations.

[New Era] Windhoek -Brave Warriors mentor Ricardo Mannetti yesterday announced a 27-member squad that will face Swaziland in a friendly match in Manzini, Swaziland, a clash that will form part of that country’s 50th independence celebrations.

Editor Wants Media Freedom Inquiry

[Swazi Media] Zweli Martin Dlamini, the editor who had his newspaper closed down by the Swaziland Government before he fled to neighbouring South Africa, has called for an international commission of inquiry into how the state has captured the media in…

[Swazi Media] Zweli Martin Dlamini, the editor who had his newspaper closed down by the Swaziland Government before he fled to neighbouring South Africa, has called for an international commission of inquiry into how the state has captured the media in the kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Police ‘Spy’ At Mandela Memorial

[Swazi Media] Police officers, some of them plain clothed, infiltrated a memorial service in Swaziland for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. They were there to watch political activists who had gathered in her memory.

[Swazi Media] Police officers, some of them plain clothed, infiltrated a memorial service in Swaziland for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. They were there to watch political activists who had gathered in her memory.

Early Election Campaigning Illegal

[Swazi Media] Swaziland’s Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC) says that would-be members of parliament are breaking the law by campaigning for votes before they have been given permission.

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Election and Boundaries Commission (EBC) says that would-be members of parliament are breaking the law by campaigning for votes before they have been given permission.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Swazi Govt ‘Denies Buying Luxury Cars Worth U.S.$7.5 Million for King Mswati’s Birthday Bash’

[News24Wire] Swaziland’s government has reportedly denied claims that it bought a fleet of BMW 740i vehicles worth $7.5 million ahead of King Mswati III’s birthday next week.

[News24Wire] Swaziland's government has reportedly denied claims that it bought a fleet of BMW 740i vehicles worth $7.5 million ahead of King Mswati III's birthday next week.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland