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Swaziland's New Name in All Six UN Languages

Last year, we told you about the small African Kingdom of Swaziland's name change to "Kingdom of Eswatini", which it turns out has caught on more quickly than usual in the media. Unlike Côte d'Ivoire, Cabo Verde, Timor-Leste, and Czechia, whose previous English names are still arguably dominant toda


Swaziland Minister of Commerce Industry and Trade Supports Medicinal Cannabis Legislation

Aurora Cannabis Might make a push to increase their stake in various African Countries. On Sunday, one of our readers was sent a newspaper article from “The Times of Swaziland” Sunday article special, that interviews the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Trade. The interview outlines the government


Swaziland losing millions on neglected leather tanning business

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Swaziland continues to lose millions of Emalangeni in a neglected leather tanning training business. It is believed that this business could be boosting the country’s economy if it was operating.


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The San, often known as Bushmen or Khoisan, are people with an ancient culture and they have been living in Southern Africa for millennia. In Swaziland, officially known as the Kingdom of Eswatini, the Nsangwini rock art site has some of the finest San rock art in the region, with examples of Bushma


‘I'd like to offer you a holiday’: Richard E Grant's childhood letter to Barbra Streisand

Richard E Grant has shared a letter he wrote to Barbra Streisand when he was 14 years old, in which he invited her to stay with him and his family in Swaziland for two weeks, and promising “not many people will know who you are, so no chance of being mobbed”.


Richard E Grant moved to tears at Streisand's response

Earlier he had posted a picture taken of him outside Streisand's Californian house with a copy of the letter in which he invited her for a "two-week holiday, or longer" at his family's home in Swaziland, Africa, where he was born.


eSwatini: Civil servants reject 3% salary hike offer by gov’t

The government of eSwatini is set to be on a collision course with its employees after the civil servants on Friday rejected a 3% salary increment offer that the authorities thought would avert next week’s proposed mass strike.Announcing the offer on Friday, Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini said the p


Kingdom of Eswatini enveloped by a cloud of strikes

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Swaziland Electricity Supply, Maintenance and Allied Workers Union (SESMAWU) have decided to down tools as they intend to march to their head office, Eluvatsini House, in Mbabane on Thursday to deliver a petition regarding their remuneration.


Solidarity with the detained cadres of the Communist Party of Swaziland!

In a statement the Communist Party of Swaziland has denounced the arrest of two Party cadres, Mcolisi Ngcamphalala and Njabulo Dlamini, by the local authorities. The full statement is the following:


eSwatini - Taiwan's last friend in Africa

China has tried to win over eSwatini repeatedly, but the tiny kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, is staying with Taiwan for "diplomatic and political morality" even though it is left standing alone.


Sadness at death of Mell's Fr Larry

Inspirational local priest Fr Larry McDonnell, who played a pivotal role in the growth and development of thousands of Swazi boys passed away in Swaziland on Christmas day. Only recently, he had his life been told in a formidable biography that was published late last year, written by one of his pup


eSwatini: 30 000 civil servants’ strike resumes in 11 days

All business stands to be grounded in eSwatini, after about 30 000 civil servants endorsed another mass protest action in 11 days.The public servants from four major public sector associations (PSA) said this follows failed negotiations for a salary increase of 6.5 per cent Cost of Living.


What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Swaziland?

Swaziland (now Eswatini) is a country found in southern Africa. It is considered to be one of the wealthiest nations in the world in terms of natural resources. Due to the wide array of natural resources within Eswatini, its economy is among the most diversified in the region. Despite the diversific


Top 5 luxury accommodation in Eswatini (Swaziland)

Beehive huts, botanical gardens and sleeping in the bush, safari-goers can stay at stylish lodges and camps with modern comfort in Eswatini. Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, is a small landlocked country in southern Africa best known for its wilderness reserves and many festivals demonstrating


Rain fills up major dams in Swaziland

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – (ADV), The rain has boosted four of Swaziland’s major dams in the past two weeks. The Swaziland Department of Water Affairs Director, Trevor Shongwe recently told media that the rain has enabled the Ministry to abstract the surplus water for storage in the dams and encou


Cabinet nod to provide tax assistance to Swaziland

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Cabinet on Thursday approved the signing of the terms of reference (TOR) for providing tax assistance to Swaziland through the engagement of a designated Indian expert under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) programme between both countries.


'Liyana': Children take directors, viewers on girl's adventurous journey

When spinning a story, children might describe happy fantasies. They don’t often touch on alcoholism, abuse, sex, disease and death. But the orphaned storytellers from the small African nation of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) incorporate the latter elements in "Liyana," an otherwise-upbeat tale abou


Lungu’s Swaziland girlfriend pregnant

President Edgar Lungu’s Eswatin (Swaziland) concubine is pregnant, sources close to power have revealed. The Watchdog established nine months ago that when president Lungu went to Eswatini to witness that kingdom ‘s ruler pick his 17th wife, the Zambian President also picked his own.


African judge to discuss judicial independence at SIUC

CARBONDALE — Judicial appointments and threats to an independent judiciary in the African nations of Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland will be discussed at the SIU School of Law later this month.


Former Orlando Pirates coach Kosta Papic lands Swaziland national team coaching job

Former Orlando Pirates coach Kostadin Papic has found a new home in Swaziland. The 58-year-old was on Tuesday appointed as the new head coach of Swaziland senior national team.