Swaziland's King officially changes the country’s name to eSwatini

Africa’s last monarch, King Mswati III, has decided to change the name of his country from Swaziland to eSwatini so that people don’t confuse it with Switzerland. The announcement of the new name, meaning “land of the Swazis,” was made by the king during the 50th jubilee celebrations of independence from Britain. The longtime ruler of the country explained that eSwatini reverts to the original name of the country before it was colonized by the Brits.