A large part of the population of Swaziland is in some way influenced by Christianity. More than half of the population is considered Christian, while the rest profess to traditional African religions.
However, the boundaries between religions are often fluid; Many who are baptized as Christians have elements of natural religions in their practice of faith.
There are both Catholics and a number of Protestant communities. In addition, a small group of Muslims, mainly immigrant South Asians, lives in Swaziland.
- Countryaah: Population statistics for 2020 and next 30 years in Swaziland, covering demographics, population graphs, and official data for growth rates, population density, and death rates.
Success in the fight against HIV
Swaziland has managed to halve the number of new cases of HIV infection in five years, reports the country’s health department at a scientific conference in Paris. The success is based on more people being tested and getting access to brake medication that keeps the disease in check. Swaziland has the highest proportion of people living with HIV in the world, over a quarter of the population. Since 2011, the proportion of HIV-infected people receiving treatment has increased from 37 to 74 percent, according to a report presented at the conference.
Islam and Judaism are removed from the schedule
The government orders the country’s religious teachers to only teach Christianity in the future. Other religions such as Islam and Judaism must not be mentioned until college or university level, and old religious books should be replaced with new ones. According to an official at the Ministry of Education, the reform is designed to prevent students from becoming confused. (24/1)