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Experts have projected that by the year 2050, the average temperatures throughout the country will have risen by 2-4 degrees and annual rainfall will decline by 10-20% due to climate change.1 Climate change will significantly degrade the amount of forested land and increase the effects of desertification.2 A significant loss of biodiversity within the country is also expected.3 With such intense ramifications, Swaziland has developed several institutions that will help mitigate the effects of climate change and introduce relevant policies.4 Swaziland is also very vulnerable to natural disasters such as flooding and droughts. These natural disasters undermine the agricultural industry, which is where approximately 70% of the country finds employment.5

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1http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/2014-2018_-_Swaziland_Country_Strategy_Paper__Draft_Version_.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
5 http://www.wfp.org/countries/swaziland/overview
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Swaziland News

The Swazi Observer 
The Royal Swaziland Police Service is praying that Almor Oliveira gets rescued from his kidnappers while in good health. The National Commissioner Isaac Magagula said they were not only closing in on the kidnappers, but were hoping that he will be in ... See more..
The Independent 
The king of Swaziland is attempting to ban divorce and has instructed religious leaders to inform citizens of the decree, according to reports. King Mswati III ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
As confusion reigns over the true cost on King Mswati III second private jet, confidential figures suggest his present plane may have cost Swaziland at least US$15 million to operate since he received it in 2012. The modified McDonnel Douglas DC-9-87 ... See more..
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Quartz 
King Mswati III of Swaziland is Africa's last absolute monarch. The 49-year old king who calls himself ngweyama, “the lion,” owns most of the country's land and rules by decree, appointing all of the government's top positions. Now he may make ... See more..
Africa.com 
The new Chair of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Swaziland, has praised the efforts of fellow Africans and partners in the progress toward malaria elimination in Africa. Speaking on the ... See more..
Chronicle 
CHIEF Khayisa Ndiweni will tomorrow lead a delegation of 14 members of the Amangwe people to Swaziland for the annual Amangwe cultural celebrations ... See more..
Newsweek 
Swaziland's powerful monarch wants to make his tiny country the first African nation to illegalize divorce. King Mswati III, 49, told religious leaders over the ... See more..
Face2Face Africa 
“There is no law banning divorce in Swaziland. When the King meets people, he usually talks about issues of national interest for families especially, and for the strengthening of Swazi culture,” Swazi government spokesperson Sabelo Dlamini said ... See more..
La Crosse Tribune 
A journey from La Crescent to Swaziland passes one ocean, two continents, the equator, a switch in hemispheres and covers over 9,000 miles. Liesl Allen has made that trip twice in order to help former La Crescent-Hokah High School English teacher ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
As the discredited campaign to circumcise men in Swaziland to prevent HIV infection continues to fail, two government ministries are now targeting schoolboys. A Back to School 2017 campaign has been launched in by the Ministry of Health and the ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa
Area

Total 17,364 sq km
Land 17,204 sq km
Water 160 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical to near temperate
Natural Resources

asbestos, coal, clay, cassiterite, hydropower, forests, small gold and diamond deposits, quarry stone, and talc ;
Natural Hazards

drought
Current Environmental Issues

limited supplies of potable water; wildlife populations being depleted because of excessive hunting; overgrazing; soil degradation; soil erosion

Demographics

Nationality
Swazi
Population
1,403,362 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Surrounded by South Africa, except for a short border with Mozambique, Swaziland depends heavily on South Africa from which it receives more than 90% of its imports and to which it sends 60% of its exports. Swaziland's currency is pegged to the South African rand, effectively subsuming Swaziland's monetary policy to South Africa. The government is heavily dependent on customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and worker remittances from South Africa supplement domestically earned income. Subsistence agriculture employs approximately 70% of the population. The manufacturing sector has diversified since the mid-1980s. Sugar and wood pulp were major ...See More foreign exchange earners; however, the wood pulp producer closed in January 2010, and sugar is now the main export earner. Mining has declined in importance in recent years with only coal and quarry stone mines remaining active. Customs revenues plummeted due to the global economic crisis and a drop in South African imports. The resulting decline in revenue has pushed the country into a fiscal crisis. Swaziland is looking to other countries, including South Africa, for assistance, but continues to struggle to meet its monthly payroll and fund government programs. With an estimated 40% unemployment rate, Swaziland''s need to increase the number and size of small and medium enterprises and attract foreign direct investment is acute. Overgrazing, soil depletion, drought, and floods persist as problems for the future. More than one-fourth of the population needed emergency food aid in 2006-07 because of drought, and more than one-quarter of the adult population has been infected by HIV/AIDS. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$6.345 billion (2012 est.); $6.441 billion (2011 est.); $6.424 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

7.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 0.6% of GDP (2011 est.); -2.3% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco, rice, citrus, pineapples, sorghum, peanuts; cattle, goats, sheep
Industries

coal, wood pulp, sugar, soft drink concentrates, textiles and apparel