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China is upping it's pressure on the King of eSwatini to recognize the People's Republic and drop his recognition of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  China is making ominous threats about trade, and that the King will be shunned at the African Union Head of States Summit, as virtually all of Africa's leaders and the A.U. are beholden to Beijing.  So far King Mswati III has not shown any desire to appease Communist China, even though the PRC has threatened to "close all the windows of the world to eSwatini".  The pressure is raising questions of Chinese neo-colonial attitude in Africa, and it's economic grip on the continent.

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-02-03-china-turns-the-screws-on-eswatini/

https://focustaiwan.tw/politics/202002030008

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I suggest that the Kingdom withdraws from the AU and seeks closer relations with the developed monarchies of the world.
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I suggest that the Kingdom withdraws from the AU and seeks closer relations with the developed monarchies of the world.

eSwatini ought to become an ally of Russia, because Russia is an alternative to the People's Republic of China, which doesn't care about democracy and human rights. eSwatini is often criticized by Western human rights activists, because it's an absolute monarchy.
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eSwatini ought to become an ally of Russia, because Russia is an alternative to the People's Republic of China, which doesn't care about democracy and human rights. eSwatini is often criticized by Western human rights activists, because it's an absolute monarchy.

I'm not a major Russophile, but yes, Russia is far better than China nowadays.


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His Royal Highness Prince Buhlebenkhosi Dlamini, son of King Mswati III of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) has graduated with a Masters Degree in Business Administration from a University in Taiwan.  eSwatini is the only country in Africa that recognizes the Republic of China on Taiwan as legitimate instead of the Peoples Republic on the mainland.  The Prince was valedictorian, and gave his speech in English and Mandarin.  

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3947385

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Ethiopia stretches her hands unto God (Quote from Psalm 68 which served as the Imperial Motto of the Ethiopian Empire)

"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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