21
April

From Swaziland to eSwatini

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The King of Swaziland has renamed the country’s name to Kingdom of eSwatini. King Mswati III who ascended to the throne at the age of 18 in 1986 made the announcement during that country’s independence

celebrations marking 50 years of independence from the British rule.

19
April

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England as part of the government's bid to cut plastic waste. Announcing a consultation on a possible ban ministers said 8.5bn plastic straws were thrown away in the UK every year.

18
April

Barbara Bush, the former US first lady and literacy campaigner, has died at the age of 92.

28
March

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being shot by Taliban militants.

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