• Britain and the Boer Republic of Transvaal jointly rule Eswatini.

  • Eswatini becomes a British High Commission Territory.

  • Eswatini is granted formal independence within the British Commonwealth.

  • Eswatini is hit by a budget crisis described by the IMF as "critical" as its economic crisis worsens, with the government struggling to pay the salaries of public sector workers.

  • Eswatini is excluded from a program giving duty-free access to the U.S. market because of human rights concerns. 

  • King Mswati III announces that he is changing the official name of the country from the Kingdom of Swaziland to the Kingdom of Eswatini. 


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