Lesotho

Country Lesotho
Capital Maseru
Continent Africa
Currency Lesotho loti(LSL)
Languages Sesotho & English

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Introduction

Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the UK in 1966. The Basuto National Party ruled for the first two decades. King MOSHOESHOE was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and was reinstated in 1995. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Botswana military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Subsequent constitutional reforms restored relative political stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002, but the National Assembly elections of February 2007 were hotly contested and aggrieved parties continue to dispute how the electoral law was applied to award proportional seats in the Assembly.

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Lesotho - Wikipedia
Lesotho - CIA World Fact Book
Lesotho - BBC
Lesotho - Timeline - BBC

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Lesotho Mining: 'Endless broken promises' as families live with cracked houses - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

Lesotho Mining: 'Endless broken promises' as families live with cracked houses
Daily Maverick
It's only a matter of time before Mamokuena Bulane's two fractured houses collapse because of operations at the Reskol diamond mine in Kolo, Lesotho. But this 52-year-old widow and grandmother of four has a cruel dilemma: she is caught between two ...



WFP Lesotho Country Brief, June 2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, June 2017
ReliefWeb
WFP, the Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative finalized the protocol on the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme evaluation study titled Addressing Childhood Stunting in Lesotho. The goal is to determine whether the WFP's ...

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Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector' - News24

News24

Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'
News24
Bloemfontein – A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer. Peter Frederiksen, who made ...

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Leaders to zoom in on Lesotho, DRC at 37th SADC summit - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Leaders to zoom in on Lesotho, DRC at 37th SADC summit
Eyewitness News
PRETORIA - Regional leaders will be turning the security spotlight on Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the 37th summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria this week. The 15-nation group has ...

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Lesotho: El Niño-related Drought - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Update No. 7 (as of 7 August 2017) - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

Lesotho: El Niño-related Drought - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Update No. 7 (as of 7 August 2017)
ReliefWeb
The drought response in Lesotho is one of the best funded emergency responses in the Eastern and Southern African region against the financial requirements. The Government of Lesotho (GoL) has committed around USD 23 million through humanitarian ...



Lesotho HIV sites see ART start-up increases around 80% - Healio

Lesotho HIV sites see ART start-up increases around 80%
Healio
A universal treatment program has increased by 79% the average monthly number of people initiating HIV therapy at a group of relief sites in Lesotho, according to a CDC epidemiologist. The increase was seen in preliminary results of the program known ...



Lesotho will never be SADC's 'bad boy' again, says PM Lesotho - News24

News24

Lesotho will never be SADC's 'bad boy' again, says PM Lesotho
News24
Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who doubles as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional facilitator in Lesotho, has expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the regional body's recommendation in the ...
Lesotho: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Undertakes Working Visit to Lesotho, 9 AugAllAfrica.com

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Ramaphosa to meet officials, opposition in Lesotho - Independent Online

Independent Online

Ramaphosa to meet officials, opposition in Lesotho
Independent Online
Tshwane - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to interact with government officials, civic society and opposition parties in the Kingdom of Lesotho, during his current visit, in his capacity as facilitator for the Southern Africa Development ...
Ramaphosa pleased with Lesotho's progressCitizen
SABC News - Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho:Wednesday 9 August 2017South African Broadcasting Corporation
Southern Africa: Lesotho Will Stop Being 'Bad Boys' - PM - allAfrica ...AllAfrica.com

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Mamoepe 'an avid communicator and diplomat', says Lesotho - News24

News24

Mamoepe 'an avid communicator and diplomat', says Lesotho
News24
According to SABC, Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane's spokesperson Thabo Thakalekoala said he learnt a lot from Mamoepa. "I learnt a lot from him as a communicator and in fulfilling the Deputy President's mandate. The office of the Prime Minister ...
Lesotho govt, opposition hails Mamoepa as avid communicatorSouth African Broadcasting Corporation

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Lesotho probes tapping of Thabane's office - eNCA - eNCA

eNCA

Lesotho probes tapping of Thabane's office - eNCA
eNCA
Lesotho authorities are investigating a security breach after wire-tapping gadgets were discovered in the office of Thomas Thabane. Photo: AFP / Alexander Joe.

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