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King Mswati III ‘marriage’ order is fake

eSwatini says fake polygamy story ‘insult’ to king and country Mbabane, eSwatini | AFP |  The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered men to have at least two marriages or face jail. …

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King of eSwatini names political novice as PM

Mbabane, eSwatini | AFP | King Mswati III of eSwatini on Saturday named a political novice as prime minister of the former Swaziland, to replace Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini who died last month. The new PM is Mandvulo Ambrose Dlamimi, national head of Africa’s leading mobile operator MTN. Mswati, one of …

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Swaziland is now kingdom of eSwatini

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | I would like to announce that from today onwards, our country will be known as the Kingdom of eSwatini, King Mswati III of Swaziland announced at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence. Africa’s last absolute monarch who was also celebrating his …

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King renames Swaziland as ‘eSwatini’

Mbabane, Swaziland | AFP |  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. Meaning “place of the Swazi”, eSwatini is the Swazi language name for the …

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