Happy Birthday to Swaziland!

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, the eldest daughter of King Mswati III of Swaziland, at a festival. *Photo from Wikipedia

September 6 is Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Swaziland from the United Kingdom in 1968.

The autonomy of the Swaziland nation was influenced by British and Dutch rule of southern Africa in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Finally, in 1894, a convention placed Swaziland under the South African Republic as a protectorate. In 1903, after British victory in the Anglo-Boer war, Swaziland became a British protectorate.
The constitution for independent Swaziland was promulgated by Britain in November 1963 under the terms of which legislative and executive councils were established. Elections under this constitution were held in 1967. Swaziland was briefly a Protected State until Britain granted it full independence in 1968.

Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of eSwatini since April 19, 2018, is a landlocked sovereign state in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west and south.

*Reference: Wikipedia