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Swaziland to be renamed as 'Kingdom of eSwatini' by last African monarch

  • On Thursday, Swaziland's King Mswati III, Africa's last absolute monarch, officially declared to rename the country Swaziland as "Kingdom of eSwatini" at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence. The Kingdom of eSwatini was the original name of Swaziland before it was colonised by the British.