Why is Swaziland’s king renaming his country?

May 01, 2018
THE King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has a problem. “Whenever we go abroad”, he says, “people refer to us as Switzerland.” So on April 18th, at a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence from Britain, the king announced that he was changing Swaziland’s name to eSwatini.

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