by adminDecember 7, 2016
  1. Swaziland is surrounded by South Africa except for a small border it shares with Mozambique.
  2. Swaziland is an absolute monarchy in which the king has total authority to make laws.
  3. In 2013, a Swazi civil aviation official announced that it was illegal for witches to fly broomsticks at a height above 150 metres.
  4. King Mswati III of Swaziland has 15 wives and 23 children.
  5. After the death of a Swazi king, his successor is decided by a special council called the Liqoqo…
  6. …Its job is to decide which of his wives is to be appointed “Indlovukazi”, or Great She-Elephant, and to be the mother of the next king.
  7. She must be of good character, have only one son and not have the maiden name of Nkhosi-Dlamini.
  8. The life expectancy in Swaziland is 51 for men and 50 for women. Only Afghanistan, GuineaBissau and Chad have lower life expectancies.
  9. More than half the population of Swaziland is below the age of 21.
  10. Swaziland has the world’s highest prevalence rate for HIV/Aids with 27.7 per cent of the population estimated to be infected.



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