Tagged: Eswatini

Swaziland, officially known as the Kingdom of Eswatini, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. With a population of about 1. 3 million, Mbabane is the capital, while Lobamba serves as the traditional and legislative capital. Eswatini is an absolute monarchy, and King Mswati III, who ascended to the throne in 1986, holds both executive and legislative authority. Political parties are prohibited, and elections are non-party based, with candidates running as individuals. The political landscape is thus dominated by the monarchy, traditional authorities, and royal appointees. While Eswatini has maintained relative political stability, there have been periodic calls for democratic reforms and increased political freedoms. The country faces socio-economic challenges, including high unemployment and an HIV/AIDS epidemic. The economy is primarily agrarian, with a focus on subsistence farming and agro-processing, although efforts are underway to diversify and attract foreign investment. Eswatini’s cultural identity is deeply rooted in Swazi traditions, ceremonies, and customs, celebrated through events like the annual Reed Dance and Incwala ceremonies. Despite its cultural richness, the nation grapples with modernization pressures and development disparities. As Eswatini seeks to address economic challenges and calls for political reforms, the role of the monarchy and the engagement of the Swazi people in shaping the country’s future remain pivotal. International partnerships, particularly with regional organizations and development agencies, contribute to Eswatini’s efforts for sustainable development and improving the well-being of its citizens. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Swaziland.

Eswatini Population 2014

Eswatini 2014

Yearbook 2014 Swaziland. A funeral vigil for an opposition politician in January passed in protest against the regime’s repression, a demonstration reminiscent of how funerals were used in the fight against apartheid in South...