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Experts project a rise in average temperatures and decrease in annual rainfall in Swaziland due to climate change. Climate change will significantly degrade the amount of forested land and increase the effects of desertification. A significant loss of biodiversity within the country is also expected.1 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.2

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1 http://www.afdb.org/fileadmin/uploads/afdb/Documents/Project-and-Operations/2014-2018_-_Swaziland_Country_Strategy_Paper__Draft_Version_.pdf
2 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wz.html
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Swaziland News

AllAfrica.com 
The Swaziland Government is broke and 'living from hand to mouth', according to an independent newspaper in the kingdom. It has so little money that it relies on tax revenues to pay bills and this has meant that salaries of public servants have been ... See more..
eNCA 
Transnet said the project would result in a dedicated general freight business corridor, with an estimated value of R894-million in South Africa and R1.7-billion in Swaziland. It would create thousands of jobs – 3,000 and 6,500 in each country ... See more..
africanews 
He then organised a series of protests, working with more than 200 cultural groupings from Swaziland, with the first one taking place on Saturday in Durban. It included at least a dozen women who posed bare-breasted with placards that read “Google are ... See more..
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International Atomic Energy Agency 
Swaziland will expand its cancer services to address the increasing number of cases, which is adding pressure to an already burdened health system. It will act on recent recommendations by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to address the ... See more..
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog) 
Health experts investigating a recent outbreak of malaria in Swaziland have discovered a different strain of the disease that has killed four people over the past two weeks, a senior official disclosed on Wednesday.“The ministry of Health is still ... See more..
Global Rail News 
A proposed rail freight link between South Africa and Swaziland is nearing construction after proving its viability. Transnet and Swaziland Railway will now commence the next stage of the project after completing the FEL3 feasibility phase. The 150km ... See more..
IMIESA 
The Swaziland Rail Link project is set to create more than 9000 direct jobs as well as improve people's lives, support regional integration in SADC and accentuate the promotion of intra-Africa trade and economic sustainability. This is the view of ... See more..
Railway Technology 
Transnet has completed a feasibility study (FEL3) of the Swaziland Rail Link (SRL) Project, which will see the construction of a 150km-long rail line between Lothair in Mpumalanga, South Africa, to Sidvokodvo, Swaziland. Approximately 50km of the line ... See more..
The Swazi Observer 
Swazi professionals are in support of Swazi Med de-linking from Med-Scheme, provided proper consultations are done. This is contained in a report of a Parliament Select Committee's investigation into Swaziland Medical Aid Administration (Swazi Med). See more..
BBC News 
YouTube has lifted restrictions from videos showing Swaziland's reed dance, which feature bare-breasted women. A spokesperson for the video-sharing platform told the BBC that YouTube allows nudity when "culturally relevant or properly contextualised". 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.)
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Languages
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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