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Eswatini Introduction 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Eswatini Introduction 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Background:
Autonomy for the Swazis of southern Africa was guaranteed by the British in the late 19th century; independence was granted in 1968. Student and labor unrest during the 1990s pressured King MSWATI III to grudgingly allow political reform and greater democracy, although he has backslid on these promises in recent years. A new constitution came into effect in 2006, which included provisions for a more independent judiciary, but the legal status of political parties was not defined and their status remains unclear. King MSWATI III renamed the country from Swaziland to Eswatini in April 2018. Eswatini has surpassed Botswana as the country with the world's highest known HIV/AIDS prevalence rate.


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Eswatini on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Eswatini Introduction 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Eswatini Introduction 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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