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Eswatini

Eswatini is one of the few surviving absolute monarchies in the world. Formerly known as Swaziland, the country’s name was changed to Eswatini by King Mswati III in April 2018.  Eswatini is a small landlocked country of 17,364 km² with a population of 1.2 million people and a density of 63 people/km2. Despite its small size it contains four agro-ecological zones. It shares borders with South Africa and Mozambique.
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The Sugar Rush in South Africa - land grabs, land rights, human rights, agriculture

The sugar rush in southern Africa

By Ian Scoones, Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and the Director of the ESRC STEPS Centre at Sussex The expansion of sugar production in southern Africa has been dramatic. From its early beginnings in Natal to the huge commercial estates across the region established…