import by Mauritius of capital goods, consultancy services and consumer durable from India. The government of India secured a rice and medicine agreement with the people of Seychelles. India continued to build upon its historically close relations with Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Visits from political ministers from Ethiopia provided opportunities for strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two countries in the fields of education and technical training, water resources
Ceremony publisher Sntc.org.sz date accessdate 2014-08-16 History Artifacts indicating human activity dating back to the early Stone Age 200,000 years ago have been found in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Prehistoric rock art paintings date from c. 25,000 BC and continuing up to the 19th century can be found in various places around the country. The earliest known inhabitants of the region were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. They were
to the early Stone Age 200,000 years ago have been found in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Prehistoric rock art paintings date from ca. 25,000 B.C. The earliest inhabitants of the area were Khoisan hunter-gatherers. They were largely replaced by the Bantu tribes during Bantu migrations who hailed from the Great Lakes regions of Eastern Africa. The autonomy of the Swaziland Nation was dictated by British rule of southern Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1881 the British government signed
by Roman Catholicism at 20% of the population. On 18 July 2012, the Rev Ellinah Wamukoya, was elected Anglican Bishop of Swaziland, becoming the first woman bishop in Africa. 15% of the population follows traditional religions (Traditional African religion); other non-Christian religions practised in the country include Islam (1%), the Bahá'í Faith (0.5%), and Hinduism (0.2%).
Intelligence title Country Profile: Swaziland (Kingdom of Swaziland) archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20080626110027 http: www.religiousintelligence.co.uk country ?CountryID 161 archivedate 28 June 2008 There are 14 Jewish families.
has an estimated life expectancy of 50 years. The population of Swaziland is fairly young with a median age of 20.5 years with people 14 years old and below making up 37.4% of the total population.
of excess mortality due to AIDS, residents of Swaziland have the lowest documented life expectancy in the world at 31.88 years, less than half the world average of 69.4. Population centres Commons:Category:Swaziland WikiPedia:Swaziland Dmoz:Regional Africa Swaziland
Agricultural Skills Training Center and Siteki Industrial Training Centre. In addition to these institutions, Swaziland also has the Swaziland Institute of Management and Public Administration (SIMPA) and Institute of Development Management (IDM). SIMPA is a government owned management and development institute and IDM is a regional organisation in Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland that provides training, consultancy, and research in management.
is primarily ethnic Swazis (Swazi people) whose language is siSwati (Swati language). They established their kingdom in the mid 18th century under the leadership of Ngwane III; the present boundaries were drawn up in 1881. After the Anglo-Boer War, Swaziland
of the middle classes. Social rank can be determined through the individual's relation to the head of their clan or to the royal family. In urban areas, fluency and proficiency in English is the main social delineator. There are festivals and ceremonies throughout the year, the most notable being the King's Birthday on 19 April which is celebrated with a national 'day off' and local festivities, and the Reed (Umhlanga) Dance, a three day ceremony which takes place around August when thousands of maidens (virgins) congregate from all over Swaziland. The King is permitted to pick a new bride from their number. Stay safe Swaziland has a much lower crime rate than other countries in the region. However, try to stay in locations where there are other people. Hippopotamuses (African_flora_and_fauna#Hippopotamus) are found (rarely) in the country's rivers, and are one of the more dangerous animals you are likely to come across. They are actually quite fast animals, as well as being extremely strong and with large, powerful jaws. They often stay submerged in shallow water during the day, but come out at night to graze. They can be unpredictable, territorial and very protective of their young. Do not stand between a hippo and the water. Crocodiles are a more common danger when swimming in rivers. Swaziland also has one of the highest numbers of people struck by '''lightning''' per capita in the whole world and it is common to know (or know of) somebody who has been struck by lightning Be careful when crossing any of Swaziland's nineteen border gates. It is forbidden to take meat into certain areas, and the soldiers have the right to search both you and your vehicle extensively. It is extremely inadvisable to stray into 'No-Man's Land', a 5km stretch of territory between Mozambique and Swaziland; several locals have been shot by soldiers guarding the edges of the respective territories. Whilst physical violence is not prevalent (save on weekends when many may imbibe copious quantities of brandy or marula, a highly intoxicating alcoholic beverage), wandering around alone after dark is not advisable, particularly outside Mbabane and Manzini where there is little or no street lighting. Keep your money hidden and, if you are working or travelling in impoverished rural areas, do not eat expensive foods in front of the locals, particularly the children, who, especially if they are AIDS orphans and fed as part of the Sebenta school program, do not get to experience luxury items. Roads outside of towns are mostly dirt. Roads in towns are heavily potholed. While Swazi main highways are generally in good repair, a four wheel drive is essential to see much of the interior, unless you wish to be stranded miles from anywhere, with a patchy telephone signal as mobile telephone masts are few and far between. Other drivers, particularly HGVs, often overtake without warning and without checking for oncoming traffic. 'Kombis', local minibuses which function as taxis, drive at a neck-or-nothing rate with more than a full quota of passengers. Stay healthy Swaziland has the highest HIV AIDS prevalence rate in the world; nearly 1 in 3 adults are infected. '''Never have unprotected sexual intercourse.''' If you happen to find romance in Swaziland, insist on an HIV test before taking things further. There are risks for bilharzia (Tropical diseases) if you frequent infected streams, as well as seasonal risks for malaria in the North-East parts of Swaziland near Mozambique. Be sure to use mosquito nets and repellent where necessary. Respect Swazis are very loyal to the King and the Royalty; be smart about what is said openly. Swaziland is also predominantly Christian, and modesty in dress is encouraged. Swazis adhere strongly to their historical traditions, which are widely practised today. Many who are suffering from an illness will consult a sangoma to determine its cause and an inyanga to prescribe a treatment. It is the height of disrespect to be disparaging towards these individuals or to refer to them as witch doctors. Connect Cellphone coverage is similar to South Africa, even in most nature reserves there is coverage (although it might be weak). There is only one wireless operator in Swaziland, namely MTN-Swazi. SIM cards from South Africa do not work here, unless it's MTN and roaming has been enabled. It's easy to buy a starter pack with a MTN-Swazi sim card pretty much at every gas station or grocery store. You do not need proof of residence or ID to get a pack. Although there is coverage, the phone service itself is bad with many calls not connecting (or connecting to the wrong phone number), SMSes not arriving and international calling being more expensive than in South Africa. Note that Starter Pack sim cards expire within 30 days if not used, and that they cannot be used in South Africa. Commons:Category:Swaziland WikiPedia:Swaziland Dmoz:Regional Africa Swaziland
by Michael Stern after the introduction of apartheid laws in 1948. Many South African children – black and white, rich and poor – were educated there and the school became renowned as a beacon of liberalism during apartheid. '''Namaacha''' or '''Naamacha''' is a town in southern Mozambique, lying 80 kilometers west of Maputo on the border with Swaziland. It is known for its colonial (Colonialism) church (Church (building)) and for its waterfall.
challenges. Swaziland: Dual HIV and Tuberculosis Epidemic Demands Urgent Action updated 18 November 2010 As of year 2013, Swaziland
Swaziland derives its name from a later king named Mswati II. ''KaNgwane'', named for Ngwane III, is an alternative name for Swaziland the surname of whose royal house (dynasty) remains ''Nkhosi Dlamini (House of Dlamini)''. ''Nkhosi'' literally means "king". Mswati II was the greatest of the fighting kings of Swaziland, and he greatly extended the area of the country to twice its current size. The ''Emakhandzambili'' clans were initially incorporated into the kingdom with wide
'''Swaziland''', officially the '''Kingdom of Swaziland''' (
Swaziland is one of the smallest countries in Africa. It is no more than
The country is the last absolute monarchy in Africa. issue 630 last Tofa first Moses title Swaziland: Wither absolute monarchism? work Pambazuka News accessdate 2014-10-19 date 2013-05-16 url http: www.pambazuka.net en category features 87402 print It is currently ruled by King (Ngwenyama) Mswati III. title Swaziland: Africa′s last absolute monarchy work Deutsche Welle accessdate 2014-10-19 date 2014-07-14 url http: www.dw.de swaziland-africas-last-absolute-monarchy a-17784664 The king is head of state and appoints the prime minister and a number of representatives of both chambers of parliament (Parliament of Swaziland). Elections are held every five years to determine the majority of the house of assembly. The current constitution (Constitution of Swaziland) was adopted in 2005. Swaziland is a member of the Southern African Development Community, the African Union, and the Commonwealth of Nations.
Swaziland is a developing country, with a small economy. It is classified as a lower-middle-income country with a GDP per capita of $6,367. With membership in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and COMESA, its main trading partners are South Africa, United States, and the country's currency, the lilangeni (Swazi lilangeni), is pegged to the South African Rand. The agriculture and manufacturing sectors of the country's economy are responsible for the majority of employment.
The Swazi population faces major health issues. HIV AIDS, and to a lesser extent, tuberculosis are the main health challenges. The present population growth rate is 1.195%. United Nations World Population Prospects: 2006 revision – Table A.8
Swaziland is well known for its culture.