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Swaziland King changes country name

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http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/africa/king-of-swaziland-has-suddenly-changed-the-name-of-his-country-to-eswatini/news-story/6e097ab5ba72e54f9da79838d8775d80

THE leader of a small African nation has officially changed the name of his country because he said it keeps getting confused with Switzerland.

King Mswati III made the surprise announcement on Wednesday that the country previously known as Swaziland would, from now on, be known as the “Kingdom of eSwatini”.

The ruler is able to make the decree as he is one of the world’s last absolute monarchs who has complete control over his country’s affairs.

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Sir Smoke aLot

Nice article, didn't know about the name change in Czechia until now but here it was always ''Češka'' so that might be the reason. Nice remark about Australia eheh but geography is more interesting this way :)

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Black Monk

50 years ago this year that Swaziland gained its independence from Britain.

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