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Monarch Renames Africa's Swaziland, Citizens Worried More About National Economy

Monarch Renames Africa's Swaziland, Citizens Worried More About National Economy

Thus he noted the 50 anniversary of the independence of Swaziland from British rule.

On Thursday, King Mswati III of the tiny southern African nation of Swaziland did just that at a celebration of the country's Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years since it achieved its independence from Britain.

The country, which was named Swaziland after King Mswati II, is to now be called eSwatini. The new name, like the old one, means "land of the Swazis", reports Reuters.

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Mswati is Africa's last reigning absolute monarch and has referred to the country as eSwatini several times in the past. "So from now on the country will officially be known as the Kingdom of eSwatini". The Kingdom of eSwatini was the name of the African nation before the British colonised it in the early 1900s.

Swaziland's minister of home affairs, Princess Tsandzile, had declared April 20 a public holiday, in honour of the birthday of King Mswati III.

There's also the cost of changing the country's name on official institutions such as the army and central bank.

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The issue of renaming Swaziland was discussed for many years, and at the legislative level the issue was discussed in 2015. "Whenever we go overseas, people refer to us as Switzerland", the ruler said, according to BBC.

During celebrations in the Swazi city Manzini, he said: "I would like to announce that Swaziland will now revert to its original name".

Reportedly, the King has referred to the "Kingdom of eSwatini" several times in recent years - in an address to the UN General Assembly in 2017 and at African Union and other global conferences. Rhodesia, following a 14-year period of white-minority rule that was not internationally recognized, became the new nation of Zimbabwe in 1980. Bechuanaland took the name Botswana, Basutoland renamed itself Lesotho, and Nyasaland became Malawi.

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