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King renames Swaziland as 'eSwatini'

Mbabane - The king of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.

Swaziland turns around world's highest HIV infection rate: report

Paris - Swaziland, which bears the world's heaviest HIV burden, has halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday.

Swaziland plans to relocate 18 elephants to American zoos

Swaziland is planning to transfer 18 wild elephants in a Boeing 747 plane to United States in order to relocate them to three American zoos. In exchange, the zoos will be contributing $450,000 to a wildlife conservation trust in Swaziland for rhinos.

Swazi princess weaves royal raps in defence of monarchy

- Sitting on a cushion under a tree on a hot and dusty farm with a reality TV show crew standing by, Swaziland's royal princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini lays down a quick-fire rap."Where's my next breath? The one that you promised me.

Swaziland official: 150m-altitude limit for witches on brooms

One of Swaziland's top civil aviation officials has cautioned all witches to keep their flying brooms below the legal 150 meter altitude limit or risk facing stiff penalties.

Op-Ed: Swaziland and the right to wear a mini-skirt

Women in Swaziland risk being arrested if caught wearing mini-skirts, tops which expose part of their stomach or low-rise jeans.

Swaziland bans 'rape-provoking' miniskirts

As part of its self-proclaimed ongoing effort to prevent rape, police in Swaziland, Africa, have banned women from wearing miniskirts and midriff-revealing tops.

Swazi government keeps distance as democracy demonstrations swell Special

Manzini - In contrast to its heavy-handed response to previous demonstrations, the Swazi government is mostly staying clear of protestors during this week’s Global Week of Action protests across the country.

11-year-old albino girl killed and beheaded in Swaziland

An 11-year-old albino girl was walking home when she was shot in front of her friends in Swaziland. Her headless body was found a short time later.

FAO Helps Boost Farm Production in Swaziland

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is helping poor farmers to boost their agricultural production in Swaziland.

Swaziland: 400,000 People Need Food Aid

Poor harvest increases number of people at risk

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Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini participating in the Reed Dance festival in Swaziland in 2006.
Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini participating in the Reed Dance festival in Swaziland in 2006.