Sunday, 13 October, 2019

The king said the name 'Swaziland' had caused confusion

President Tsai Ing-wen and King Mswati III President Tsai Ing-wen and King Mswati III
Patty Aguilar | 20 April, 2018, 03:30

While the official name change was unexpected, King Mswati III has been referring for years to Swaziland as the Kingdom of eSwatini.

"Halala Eswatini" declared posters, flags, and banners all along the corridor between Manzini and the Swaziland capital of Mbabane - an enthusiastic greeting to the country's indigenous name of eSwatini.

The king had used the name eSwatini in recent years, including in addresses to his country's Parliament, the United Nations General Assembly and the African Union.

Mswati has over the years been at the crossroad between ruling as a traditional monarch or modernising his kingdom through multi-party democracy.

She talked about the challenges that Taiwan and Swaziland have seen each other through, saying that both sides have always made the right, long-lasting and best decisions for their respective peoples.

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'African countries on getting independence reverted to their ancient names before they were colonised.

Swaziland is a Commonwealth member.

The country, which has a population of about 1.3 million people, suffers the highest HIV rate in the world, with 27 percent of adults infected. 'I have the pleasure to present to you, ' he declared, 'on this historic day, a new name for the kingdom.

Accordingly citizens of the kingdom without gender differentiation would henceforth be known as eMaswati. King Mswati III presides over the annual Reed Dance ceremony during which occasion he chooses a new bride. One local reporter revealed that the inner council, advisors to the king, have been considering changing the name for a while, however the final decision was a surprise to everyone else.

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