Swaziland Timeline -- Timeline of Swaziland from Prehistory to Independence
Part 1 of a chronology of key events in Swaziland's history
Swaziland Timeline -- Timeline of Swaziland from Independence to Present Day
Part 2 of a chronology of key events in Swaziland's history
Biography of the African Ngwenyama (king) whose son, Mswati II, created the Swazi nation.
Biography of Mswati II, son of Ngwenyama Sobhuza I, second Ngwenyama (king) of the Swazi nation (for whom they are named). Considered to be the greatest of the Ngwane-Dlamini dynasty.
Biography of Sobhuza II, paramount Chief of the Swazi from 1921 and king of Swaziland from 1967 to 1982.
What does Ngwenyama mean?
What does tiNkhulda mean?
Background Notes: Swaziland
A useful potted history is included with these US Department of State Background Notes on Swaziland. Also included is a range of political, economic, and geographical data, as well as information on its people, defence, and relations with the US.
Swaziland History from Lonely Planet
A quirky, colloquial presentation of Swaziland’s history presented by LonelyPlanet.com. Makes awfully good reading and may galvanise your interest in Africa’s regional history. Not only suitable for travellers.
Swaziland - a Country Profile from the BBC
An extremely brief historical overview accompanies this BBC Country Profile of Swaziland. Of particular interest are the simplified regional map (see where the country is in Africa), a photograph of Swaziland’s current Chief of State, and details about the countries media.
Timeline for Swaziland from the BBC
A chronology of important events in the history of Swaziland given by year (and for more recent events by month also).
CIA World Fact Book: Swaziland
A useful map and a range of geographical, political, and economic facts which are mostly up-to-date. Unfortunately this country profile lacks historical information (except for independence date), but the population statistics are probably the best available.
Swaziland's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers
Updated weekly, this list of Swaziland's Chief of State and Cabinet Ministers is provided by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.
A Brief History of Swaziland
A brief introduction to the history of Swaziland from the time of early humans to the present day.