The king of Swaziland renames his country "eSwatini"

The king of Swaziland renames his country "eSwatini"

explained this change of name by the fact that the name “Swaziland” caused confusion abroad, where he was often confused with that of “Switzerland”, Switzerland. Do not call him anymore swaziland . King Mswati, the last absolute monarch of Africa, announced Thursday, April 19, to have changed the name of his country, which will be called “eSwatini”. The monarch has formalized this new name on the occasion of the ceremonies of its 50th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the independence of Swaziland, a former small British colony enclosed between South Africa and Mozambique. The king had already used the name “eSwatini” several times in recent years, which means “Swazi country” in the local language, including in his address to the UN General Assembly in 2017. Mswati III explained this change of name by the fact that the name “Swaziland” caused confusion abroad, where he was often confused with that of “Switzerland”, Switzerland. Read also Related topics To read on

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