eSwatini (Swaziland)

Eswatini (Swaziland) is located in Southern Africa, between Mozambique and South Africa.

Eswatini (population of 1.3 million) is a monarchy and traditional culture is very important. Global Ministries has related to eSwatini since 1982. Currently, the country is struggling to balance its respect for the monarchy with the development of democracy, especially trade unions. Our partners are the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church, an African traditional denomination, and the Council of Swaziland Churches.

Pray for:

  • The Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church
  • The National Commission for the Day of Prayer for Christian Unity sponsored by the Council of Swaziland Churches.

Population (2014 est) – 1,419,623
Area – 10,790mi
Capital – Mbabane

Ethnic Background

  • African – 97%
  • European – 3%

Exports – soft drink concentrates, sugar, wood pulp, cotton yarn, refrigerators, citrus, and canned fruit
Imports – motor vehicles, machinery, transport equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 51, F 50
Infant Mortality (2014 est) – 54.82 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 12.2%

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