Swaziland. By: _________________. “We are the fortress.”. Capital: Mbabane. SWAZILAND. About 7/8ths the size of New Jersey. The People. Population: 1,370,424. The People RELIGION. Zionist: blend of Christianity and ancestral worship.
Zionist: blend of Christianity and ancestral worship
Other includes: Jewish, Anglican, Methodist, and Mormon
Land use: Grassland and Closed Forest
Diamond and Gold deposits
Hlane Royal National Park
Swaziland’s largest protected area.
Home to the largest herds of game in Swaziland.
Wildlife such as elephants, rhinos, lions, and birds are often seen.
Drought in Swaziland
In 2002 thousands of Swazi people faced starvation.
2 years of drought along with bad planning were blamed for the crisis.
The government spent 1/4th the country’s budget on a jet for the King instead of helping the people during the famine.
In 2004 a third year of drought came and human rights groups kept the king from building million dollar homes for each of his 11 wives to instead help his country out of the drought.
King Mswati III