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eSwatini workers clash with police in salary protests

Angry teachers and government workers clashed with police in the tiny kingdom of eSwatini on Wednesday as they rallied to demand better pay and lower living costs in Africa’s last absolute monarchy.

eSwatini bans ‘witchcraft and magic’ competition

A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - has been banned, according to a government statement.
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eSwatini premier bans first class air travel for officials

The newly-appointed prime minister of the tiny kingdom of eSwatini on Friday banned first class air travel for top government officials as part of a slew of measures to control spending.

Africa’s absolute monarchy eSwatini to hold nominal elections

eSwatini, the small southern African kingdom was formerly known as Swaziland, is set to hold elections on Friday, though political parties are banned from taking part and the absolute monarch, King Mswati III, chooses both prime minister and cabinet.

Changing Swaziland’s name ‘won’t happen overnight and won’t be costly’ – ministry

Swaziland's ministry of home affairs has reportedly said that the changing of the country’s name to the Kingdom of eSwatini "won't happen overnight".

Nigeria to secure $300 million loan to finance national malaria strategy

As part of efforts to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, the Federal Government will be securing $300 million in new financing from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank.

Surprise and concern as king changes Swaziland’s name

Residents of the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland on Friday weighed up their country's new official name after the king unexpectedly announced it would now be known as "eSwatini".

King Mswati III renames Swaziland as eSwatini

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.

Swazi king’s eighth wife commits suicide

Swaziland King Mswati III's eighth wife, Ms Senteni Masango, has committed suicide, local media confirmed.

Indian president on three-nation Africa tour

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind is expected to arrive in Swaziland on Monday as part of this three-nation Africa tour.

Swaziland’s King Mswati marries 14th wife

Swaziland’s King Mswati III has married 19-year-old Siphelele Mashwama, daughter of Swaziland cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama, as his 14th wife.

Africa’s longest-serving leaders

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday’s general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa’s second longest-serving leader.

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