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  Swaziland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa (one of the smallest on the continent), situated on the eastern slope of the Drakensberg mountains, embedded between South Africa in the west and Mozambique in the east.
Swaziland is one of the poorest nations in the world, and has a very low HDI development score.
Swaziland is in the process or formulating an Action Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour, which is expected to be adopted in the period 2006-2007.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swaziland   (1732 words)

Swaziland is the smallest country in the southern hemisphere and has good wildlife reserves.
Swaziland is a small landlocked country with an economy based largely on agriculture and agro-industry.
Swaziland, a British protectorate from the 1880s until independence in 1968, is perhaps the nearest there is to a traditional African monarchy.
us-africa.tripod.com /swazi.html   (725 words)

 Swaziland travel guide - Wikitravel
Swaziland is a country in Southern Africa, bordering South Africa in its west and Mozambique in the east.
Swaziland's monarchy is one of the oldest in Africa.
Swaziland, one of the the smallest country in Africa, has a reputation for friendliness in Southern Africa.
wikitravel.org /en/Swaziland   (949 words)

 Swaziland (09/06)
Swaziland’s Court of Appeals resumed hearing cases in late 2004 after a two-year absence in protest of the government’s refusal to abide by the court’s decisions in two important rulings.
Swaziland became eligible for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in 2000 and qualified for the apparel provision in 2001.
The U.S. Embassy in Swaziland is situated in the Central Bank of Swaziland building in the Mbabane city center.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2841.htm   (3153 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Country Profiles
Swaziland gained limited self-government in 1964, and became a protected Kingdom in 1966 under a new constitution that recognised the King as Head of State.
Swaziland sugar producers are working with government and the regional European Commission office in preparation of a plan to mitigate the effects of the EU’s decision to reform its sugar regime.
Swaziland is classified as a middle income developing country, although the distribution of income is highly skewed and poverty in the rural areas is widespread.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029394365&a=KCountryProfile&aid=1019745089449   (1147 words)

 Africa 2001: Visit to Swaziland
This is a hut in the countryside north of Piggs Peak.
Swaziland is not self-sufficient in food, has no oil, and does not produce enough electricity for its needs.
Swaziland is a kingdom, with an energetic young king, Mswati II.
www.shaunakelly.com /travel/africa2001/swaziland/swaziland.html   (631 words)

 Travel Guide to Swaziland
The landlocked Kingdom of Swaziland is surrounded on the north and south by provinces
Swaziland covers an area of approximately 193 kilometres from north to south, and 145 kilometres from east to west.
Small as it may be, Swaziland is an exciting tourist destination with its art and craft outlets and traditional markets and wildlife reserves.
www.places.co.za /swaziland   (345 words)

 Swaziland Tours | Swaziland Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Swaziland is surrounded by South Africa to the north and west, and by Mozambique to the east.
Swaziland has a number of protected nature reserves and game parks which are open for visitors and strong efforts have recently been made to bring wildlife back to the country.
Swaziland is surrounded to the north, west and south by the Mpumulanga of South Africa and to the east by Mozambique.
www.africa.com /dmap/Swaziland/Overview   (434 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom 2006 - Swaziland
Swaziland is a monarchy in which King Mswati III and his advisers hold most political power and the judiciary and a partially elected parliament exercise only limited power.
Swaziland is landlocked and shares a border with South Africa and Mozambique.
Swaziland's fiscal burden of government score is 0.3 point worse this year, and its government intervention score is 1 point worse; however, its monetary policy score and capital flows and foreign investment score are 1 point better.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Swaziland   (1121 words)

The territory of Swaziland comprises all the land that immediately before the 6th September 1968 comprised the former Protected State of Swaziland together with such additional land as may from time to time be declared to form part of Swaziland in accordance with international law.
A person born in or outside Swaziland before the commencement of this Constitution shall be a citizen of Swaziland by operation of law if at the birth of that person one of the parents was a citizen of Swaziland.
Swaziland shall be a democratic country dedicated to principles which empower and encourage the active participation of all citizens at all levels in their own governance.
www.cmseducation.org /wconsts/swaziland.html   (17505 words)

 ZERI Swaziland
Swaziland is predominantly agricultural country, producing a huge biomass of agricultural and forestry crop residues (including sawdust, sugar cane bagasse, cereal straw, etc.), which are suitable for mushroom farming business enterprises.
The initiative is being supported by the Regional Project, by the country’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, by UNDP Swaziland, by the Private Sector (the Tibiyo Taka Ngwane), and also by His Majesty, The King of Swaziland.
Swaziland is one of the countries in Africa most severely hit by the HIV/AIDS pandemic Africa needs a wide spectrum of approaches towards seeking a lasting solution to the devastating pandemic.
www.zeri.unam.na /Countries/Swaziland.html   (485 words)

Swaziland is a modified traditional monarchy with executive, legislative, and limited judicial powers ultimately vested in the king (Mswati III).
On June 23, the Court of Appeal ruled that the University of Swaziland's failure to accommodate a student's religious obligation was an infringement of his freedom of religion.
For example, according to a July 13 article in the Times of Swaziland, several female fire department officers complained to their union that senior officers called them into their offices and touched them inappropriately; one of the women was transferred to another station.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61595.htm   (7694 words)

 Swaziland - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swaziland is cut by four major river systems, which have vast hydroelectric potential and are increasingly used for irrigation.
Swaziland's mineral resources include asbestos, coal, clay, and diamonds; stone quarrying is also important.
During the 1800s, Europeans entered the area to seek concessions, and in 1894, Swaziland became a protectorate of the Transvaal.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:Swazilan/Swaziland.html?refid=ip_hf   (743 words)

 Swaziland, Africa (TLIG: Mission: Reports of Vassula's Meetings: 2001 Reports |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The small organising committee based in Manzini, the capital of Swaziland were out en masse to greet Vassula as the flight from Jo'burg arrived early afternnoon on 2 February 2001.
This was the first visit to the little country of Swaziland, often referred to as the little Switzerland of Africa, with its green undulating hills and a great sense of open space.
The meeting was scheduled to begin at 2.30 pm, however as no one had yet turned up, Vassula took the opportunity to "spoil" the group and read them a message from the, as yet, unpublished notebook no.98, who all slapped each other on the leg in excitement as she offered this treat to them.
www.tlig.org /swazi.html   (1477 words)

Swaziland, which is about 85% the size of New Jersey, is surrounded by South Africa and Mozambique.
In 1963, the territory was constituted a protectorate, and on Sept. 6, 1968, it became the independent nation of Swaziland.
Swaziland: Bibliography - Bibliography See C. Potholm, Swaziland: The Dynamics of Political Modernization (1972); B. Swaziland: History - History The ancestors of the Swazi probably moved into the Mozambique area from the north prior to...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108004.html   (661 words)

 Swaziland: travel information, accommodation, safaris, Map, tours..
Swaziland 's rural charm and peaceful and friendly kingdom draws loads of travellers, especially those who come to see cultural events like the annual reed dances at the Royal Kraal in Lobamba.
Swaziland is a small independent kingdom nestled between South Africa and Mozambique.
Explore the surrounding forests, fish in the nearby dams or picnic at a waterfall.
www.go2africa.com /swaziland   (422 words)

Swaziland is a landlocked country that shares borders with Mozambique (105 km) and South Africa (430 km).
Swaziland was led to independence by Sobhuza II in 1968, and is now a dual monarchy with a King (currently King Mswati III since April 25, 1986) and Queen Mother.
There are four distinct areas in Swaziland, varying from 400 to 1800 metres above sea level, each with its own climate and characteristics varying from tropical to near temperate.
members.tripod.com /stewart_marshall/swaziland.htm   (296 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Swaziland including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swaziland has a free market economy which is dominated by the private sector.
Swaziland is landlocked and the economy is heavily dependent on South Africa from which it receives 83% of its imports and sends 74% of its exports.
No customs or excise tariffs are applicable on goods originating from the SACU as Swaziland is a member of the SACU and customs duties are levied at the first port of entry into the Common Customs Area.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/sw/p0005.htm   (668 words)

 United Nations - OCHA IRIN Africa News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MBABANE, 17 Aug 2006 (IRIN) - Pre-school children in Swaziland are the focus of a novel large-scale reading project that aims to push literacy levels to 100 percent among the adult population and encourage independent thinking.
SWAZILAND: Well-connected loansharks swim in a sea of poverty
IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
www.irinnews.org /frontpage.asp?SelectRegion=Southern_Africa&SelectCountry=Swaziland   (466 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Industry (Sector) Profile for Swaziland: Mining including economic overview and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swaziland mining facilities include the Bulembu asbestos mine, the country's main source of foreign exchange, the fairly new Maloma colliery and two aggregate quarries at Kwalini and Tonkwane.
Swaziland has a single iron or mine at Ngwenge, which has closed due to low grade ore reserves.
There is a fundamental distinction in the constitutional law of Swaziland between the State and its Government on the one hand and on the other the ‘Swazi Nation’ and the King (the Ngwenyama).
www.mbendi.co.za /indy/ming/mingsw.htm   (1279 words)

 Swaziland - Amnesty International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swaziland ratified the UN Women’s Convention; the UN Convention against Torture; the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
In February, the Commissioner of Police stated that in one weekend alone the police received 12 reports of rape, with the victims ranging in age from five to 80.
SWAGAA (Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse), an NGO, dealt with 160 cases of rape and sexual abuse between April and September, of which more than half involved girls.
web.amnesty.org /report2005/swz-summary-eng   (1177 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Country profile: Swaziland
The kingdom of Swaziland is one of the world's last remaining absolute monarchies.
With peaceful change in neighbouring South Africa and Mozambique, Swaziland has been described as an island of dictatorship in a sea of democracy.
Swaziland is virtually homogenous, most of the population being of the same tribe.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1069035.stm   (559 words)

 Swaziland maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Swaziland maps from Omnimap.com, world leader in map supply.
Survey Dept. Swaziland, 4th edition, 1988 (reprinted 2000).
This is a hypsometric map showing the physical features of Swaziland.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/swazilnd.htm   (82 words)

 allAfrica.com: Swaziland
Relief organisations are disputing claims by Swazi government officials that a culture of food dependency is being created in the country.
An initiative to kick-start Swaziland's struggling economy resulted in the government coffers being defrauded of R50 million (US$7 million).
On August 24 2006, the minister for public service and information, Themba Msibi, warned the Swazi media against criticising the king, instilling further fear into an already timid press which cannot freely operate due to a perpetually hostile environment that continues to prevail despite the kingdom's new Constitution which guarantees freedom of expression.
allafrica.com /swaziland   (431 words)

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