at this time the king reappointed sibusiso dlamini as prime minister for the third time. 37 on 19 april 2018, king mswati iii announced that the kingdom of swaziland had renamed itself the kingdom of eswatini, reflecting the extant swazi name for the state eswatini , to mark the 50th anniversary of swazi independence.
the national monuments of eswatini, in southern africa, are proclaimed in accordance with the national trust commission act, 1972. the same act saw the establishment of the swaziland national trust commission. the commission, a parastatal of the ministry of tourism and environmental affairs, is charged with the protection and promotion of the country's cultural heritage.
the mining industry of liberia has witnessed a revival after the civil war which ended in 2003. gold, diamonds, and iron ore form the core minerals of the mining sector with a new mineral development policy and mining code being put in place to attract foreign investments.
gold mining often plays a significant role in burkina faso’s economy. burkina faso has become africas 4th biggest producer of gold in 2012. production of mineral commodities is limited to cement, dolomite, gold, granite, marble, phosphate rock, pumice, other volcanic materials, and salt. child slavery is common place in the gold industry.
artifacts indicating human activity dating back to the early stone age have been found in the kingdom of eswatini known as swaziland for most of its history . prehistoric rock art paintings date from c. 25,000 b.c. and continuing up to the 19th century can be found in various places around the country.
gold deposits were first recorded around piggs peak during modern times in 1872 and in 1884 a gold-bearing reef was discovered in the hills to the west by the prospector, william pigg, after whom the town is named. other mining adventures took place in the neighbouring town of bulembu, where later on, asbestos was
although fewer than 1,000 swazis are directly employed in the mining sector, many workers from eswatini processed timber from the country's extensive pine populations for mines in south africa, and around 10,000–15,000 swazis were employed in south african mines.