Lesotho

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

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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’s ‘white gold’: Water, water everywhere … but not a drop to drink for local communities - Daily MaverickLesotho’s ‘white gold’: Water, water everywhere … but not a drop to drink for local communities  Daily Maverick

An Elder Takes a Stand Against a Lesotho Dam Project - HyperallergicAn Elder Takes a Stand Against a Lesotho Dam Project  Hyperallergic

Guest post: How climate change drove food insecurity in the 2007 Lesotho drought - Carbon BriefGuest post: How climate change drove food insecurity in the 2007 Lesotho drought  Carbon Brief

Lesotho fund frustrated by govt delaying COVID vaccine procurement - Eyewitness NewsLesotho fund frustrated by govt delaying COVID vaccine procurement  Eyewitness News

Lesotho sacks hundreds of striking nurses as doctors warn of dire shortages - The GuardianLesotho sacks hundreds of striking nurses as doctors warn of dire shortages  The Guardian

Why Netcare's Lesotho venture may come to a bitter end | Fin24 - News24Why Netcare's Lesotho venture may come to a bitter end | Fin24  News24

Nigeria vs Lesotho: Where the game will be won or lost - Goal.comNigeria vs Lesotho: Where the game will be won or lost  Goal.com

Farmer allegedly helped Lesotho nationals escape after murders of five family members - IOLFarmer allegedly helped Lesotho nationals escape after murders of five family members  IOL

Award-winning film from Lesotho, 'This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection,' opens at Zeitgeist - NOLA.comAward-winning film from Lesotho, 'This is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection,' opens at Zeitgeist  NOLA.com

Lesotho nationals, Free State farmer nabbed for murders of 5 family members - IOLLesotho nationals, Free State farmer nabbed for murders of 5 family members  IOL

How significantly does climate change affect agriculture? - World Economic ForumHow significantly does climate change affect agriculture?  World Economic Forum

Lesotho's 'White Gold' - Water, Water Everywhere ... but Not a Drop to Drink for Local Communities - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho's 'White Gold' - Water, Water Everywhere ... but Not a Drop to Drink for Local Communities  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho national digital identity system within 200,000 of universal coverage, saving public money - Biometric UpdateLesotho national digital identity system within 200,000 of universal coverage, saving public money  Biometric Update

Lesotho's Makatile Appointed to Southern Africa Cycling Forum - Taarifa RwandaLesotho's Makatile Appointed to Southern Africa Cycling Forum  Taarifa Rwanda

Netcare’s multimillion-rand PPP deal collapses in Lesotho - Business DayNetcare’s multimillion-rand PPP deal collapses in Lesotho  Business Day

Nigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi returns to Super Eagles starting XI - Goal.comNigeria vs Lesotho: Iwobi returns to Super Eagles starting XI  Goal.com

Madrid trade mark registrations in Zambia, Lesotho, Sierra Leone and eSwatini not enforceable - LexologyMadrid trade mark registrations in Zambia, Lesotho, Sierra Leone and eSwatini not enforceable  Lexology

COVID-19 vaccine launch in Lesotho—health workers the 1st group vaccinated! - Lesotho - ReliefWebCOVID-19 vaccine launch in Lesotho—health workers the 1st group vaccinated! - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Six found guilty of animal cruelty after trying to smuggle donkeys to Lesotho - News24Six found guilty of animal cruelty after trying to smuggle donkeys to Lesotho  News24

Lesotho man nabbed for raping, slashing throat of woman who rejected him - IOLLesotho man nabbed for raping, slashing throat of woman who rejected him  IOL

Lesotho Key Message Update: Green harvest improves household food access as the lean season ends, March 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update: Green harvest improves household food access as the lean season ends, March 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Climate crisis threatens future maize production in SA and Lesotho - Mail and GuardianClimate crisis threatens future maize production in SA and Lesotho  Mail and Guardian

Fears that dismissal of 346 nurses in Lesotho may lead to Basotho burdening SA's health-care facilities - IOLFears that dismissal of 346 nurses in Lesotho may lead to Basotho burdening SA's health-care facilities  IOL

Soldiers recover goats and seize narcotics on Lesotho border - defenceWebSoldiers recover goats and seize narcotics on Lesotho border  defenceWeb

Lesotho moves to cancel Netcare hospital contract - Business DayLesotho moves to cancel Netcare hospital contract  Business Day

To what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho - Lesotho - ReliefWebTo what extent does climate change affect food insecurity? What we found in Lesotho - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Size Experience a Hike in Growth, Global Players | Telecom Lesotho, Econet a, Vodacom Lesotho, Eskom, Comnet. - NeighborWebSJLesotho – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Size Experience a Hike in Growth, Global Players | Telecom Lesotho, Econet a, Vodacom Lesotho, Eskom, Comnet.  NeighborWebSJ

Lesotho makes a haunting, hypnotic Oscars debut with This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection - The A.V. ClubLesotho makes a haunting, hypnotic Oscars debut with This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection  The A.V. Club

How foreign investments in digital ecosystem can catalyse a robust economy - The Daily StarHow foreign investments in digital ecosystem can catalyse a robust economy  The Daily Star

Changing Jeans Sourcing Scene Has These Countries Coming Up Roses - Sourcing JournalChanging Jeans Sourcing Scene Has These Countries Coming Up Roses  Sourcing Journal

Lesotho – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Key Players Change the View of the Global Face of Global Industry by 2028 : Telecom Lesotho, Econet a, Vodacom Lesotho, Eskom, Comnet. - SoccerNurdsLesotho – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband Market Key Players Change the View of the Global Face of Global Industry by 2028 : Telecom Lesotho, Econet a, Vodacom Lesotho, Eskom, Comnet.  SoccerNurds

Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 11 April 2021, 6 pm EAT  Africanews English

Ahmed Musa dey close to sign short-term deal wit Kano Pillars - BBC NewsAhmed Musa dey close to sign short-term deal wit Kano Pillars  BBC News

UAVs give police an edge in border livestock theft ops - defenceWebUAVs give police an edge in border livestock theft ops  defenceWeb

Croatians & Italians Obliged to Quarantine Upon Arrival in Czechia - Danes Only Have to Test - SchengenVisaInfo.com - SchengenVisaInfo.comCroatians & Italians Obliged to Quarantine Upon Arrival in Czechia - Danes Only Have to Test - SchengenVisaInfo.com  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Ausc games given green light - ChronicleAusc games given green light  Chronicle

Nigeria/Lesotho: When Lagos Welcomed Lesotho - AllAfrica.comNigeria/Lesotho: When Lagos Welcomed Lesotho  AllAfrica.com

Covid-19: Ireland removes three countries from hotel quarantine list - BBC NewsCovid-19: Ireland removes three countries from hotel quarantine list  BBC News

'This Is Not a Burial, It's a Ressurection' review: A quiet breakthrough in new African cinema - Chicago Tribune'This Is Not a Burial, It's a Ressurection' review: A quiet breakthrough in new African cinema  Chicago Tribune

Movie Review: 'This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection' - VultureMovie Review: 'This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection'  Vulture

'We can't cope': Lesotho faces Covid-19 disaster after quarantine failures - The Guardian'We can't cope': Lesotho faces Covid-19 disaster after quarantine failures  The Guardian

Landlocked Lesotho faces food crisis amid Covid border closures - The GuardianLandlocked Lesotho faces food crisis amid Covid border closures  The Guardian

This award-winning Lesotho film also has social justice at heart - The Conversation CAThis award-winning Lesotho film also has social justice at heart  The Conversation CA

Kingdom of Lesotho : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Kingdom of Lesotho - International Monetary FundKingdom of Lesotho : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Kingdom of Lesotho  International Monetary Fund

Cry like a Boy: because being tough all the time hurts - EuronewsCry like a Boy: because being tough all the time hurts  Euronews

Onuachu scores again to help Genk extend unbeaten run against St.Truiden - Goal IndiaOnuachu scores again to help Genk extend unbeaten run against St.Truiden  Goal India

Tiny African Nation of Lesotho Proposes Social Media Limits - Voice of AmericaTiny African Nation of Lesotho Proposes Social Media Limits  Voice of America

With Edgars now in its stable, how does Legit-owner Retailability compare to its rivals? | Fin24 - News24With Edgars now in its stable, how does Legit-owner Retailability compare to its rivals? | Fin24  News24

Lesotho receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines - Anadolu AgencyLesotho receives 1st batch of COVID-19 vaccines  Anadolu Agency

Vodacom Lesotho on the brink with regulator over $8m fine - Capacity MediaVodacom Lesotho on the brink with regulator over $8m fine  Capacity Media

From Lesotho, a stunning film about a grandmother’s fierce fight against forced resettlement - Scroll.inFrom Lesotho, a stunning film about a grandmother’s fierce fight against forced resettlement  Scroll.in

Vodafone to donate millions to support the vaccine roll-out across its African markets - Evening StandardVodafone to donate millions to support the vaccine roll-out across its African markets  Evening Standard

Welcome to FIFA.com News - Senong: They hate a lack of artistry in Lesotho - FIFA.comWelcome to FIFA.com News - Senong: They hate a lack of artistry in Lesotho  FIFA.com

When Lagos welcomed Lesotho - The Nation NewspaperWhen Lagos welcomed Lesotho  The Nation Newspaper

SANDF highlights Op Corona first quarter successes - defenceWebSANDF highlights Op Corona first quarter successes  defenceWeb

South Africa's $2.5 billion Lesotho water project delayed to 2027 - ReutersSouth Africa's $2.5 billion Lesotho water project delayed to 2027  Reuters

IMF Executive Board Approves US$49.1 million in Emergency Support to Lesotho to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundIMF Executive Board Approves US$49.1 million in Emergency Support to Lesotho to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Family of late community activist Andries Tatane yet to recover from their loss 10-years on - SABC NewsFamily of late community activist Andries Tatane yet to recover from their loss 10-years on  SABC News

Lesotho: Food Security Update - February 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho: Food Security Update - February 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Navigating Lesotho's legal system to address gender-based violence - UNAIDSNavigating Lesotho's legal system to address gender-based violence  UNAIDS

Brands back project to stop gender-based violence in Lesotho - just-style.comBrands back project to stop gender-based violence in Lesotho  just-style.com

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk - PreventionWebLesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk  PreventionWeb

Lesotho News: Social Media License Considered by Government - BloombergLesotho News: Social Media License Considered by Government  Bloomberg

HIV community activists tackle COVID-19 in Lesotho - UNAIDSHIV community activists tackle COVID-19 in Lesotho  UNAIDS

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, November 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, November 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

New Program Combats Gender-Based Violence in Lesotho Garment Factories – Sourcing Journal - Sourcing JournalNew Program Combats Gender-Based Violence in Lesotho Garment Factories – Sourcing Journal  Sourcing Journal

Lesotho is now effectively sealed off from South Africa, after it closes Maseru airport - Business Insider South AfricaLesotho is now effectively sealed off from South Africa, after it closes Maseru airport  Business Insider South Africa

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, September 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, September 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho records first coronavirus case a week after lifting lockdown - The GuardianLesotho records first coronavirus case a week after lifting lockdown  The Guardian

Lesotho's New PM Has High Hopes — and Higher Stakes - VOA NewsLesotho's New PM Has High Hopes — and Higher Stakes  VOA News

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, January 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, January 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho Key Message Update: The start of the rainy season increases poor household access to labor and income, November 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update: The start of the rainy season increases poor household access to labor and income, November 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Cape Town City end eight-match winless run dispatching of SuperSport - SowetanLIVECape Town City end eight-match winless run dispatching of SuperSport  SowetanLIVE

Drought, rising temperatures, and extreme weather pose risks to Lesotho - PreventionWebDrought, rising temperatures, and extreme weather pose risks to Lesotho  PreventionWeb

Gem Diamonds' Letšeng stays open during Lesotho lockdown - MINING.COM - MINING.comGem Diamonds' Letšeng stays open during Lesotho lockdown - MINING.COM  MINING.com

Fashion's dirty secret: how sexual assault took hold in jeans factories - The GuardianFashion's dirty secret: how sexual assault took hold in jeans factories  The Guardian

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, February 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, February 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Kingdom of Lesotho : Technical Assistance Report-Implementation of Basel II - International Monetary FundKingdom of Lesotho : Technical Assistance Report-Implementation of Basel II  International Monetary Fund

Mapping Africa's groundwater recharge for the first time | ESI-Africa.com - ESI AfricaMapping Africa's groundwater recharge for the first time | ESI-Africa.com  ESI Africa

Wife of Former Lesotho Prime Minister Back in Prison in Murder of his Ex-Wife - VOA NewsWife of Former Lesotho Prime Minister Back in Prison in Murder of his Ex-Wife  VOA News

Lesotho and IFAD Address the Rural Economy and Sustainable Agriculture – Food Tank - Food TankLesotho and IFAD Address the Rural Economy and Sustainable Agriculture – Food Tank  Food Tank

The Small Southern African Country of Lesotho is Attending its First COVID-19 Patient - VOA NewsThe Small Southern African Country of Lesotho is Attending its First COVID-19 Patient  VOA News

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, December 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, December 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho - Food Security Update, January 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho - Food Security Update, January 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Movie Review: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - Austin ChronicleMovie Review: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection  Austin Chronicle

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, August 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, August 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, December 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, December 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Podcast | Left behind in no man's land: plight of Lesotho's mining families - EuronewsPodcast | Left behind in no man's land: plight of Lesotho's mining families  Euronews

'Groundbreaking' Lesotho study reveals high cost of domestic violence - Reuters'Groundbreaking' Lesotho study reveals high cost of domestic violence  Reuters

Former Vatican diplomat Cardinal Cassidy dies - The TabletFormer Vatican diplomat Cardinal Cassidy dies  The Tablet

Embattled Lesotho Prime Minister to Resign - AFP - VOA NewsEmbattled Lesotho Prime Minister to Resign - AFP  VOA News

GIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 22-December-2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 22-December-2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho Key Message Update: Border closures following a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases expected to impact economic activity, January 2021 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update: Border closures following a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases expected to impact economic activity, January 2021 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

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Humanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Lesotho - Lesotho - ReliefWebHumanitarian Action for Children 2021 - Lesotho - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Oscar Debutant Lesotho Selects ‘This Is Not a Burial’ for International Feature Film Race (EXCLUSIVE) - VarietyOscar Debutant Lesotho Selects ‘This Is Not a Burial’ for International Feature Film Race (EXCLUSIVE)  Variety

South Africa tries to ease internal Lesotho tension after PM deploys army - ReutersSouth Africa tries to ease internal Lesotho tension after PM deploys army  Reuters

Lesotho Prime Minister Agrees to Process for Resignation - VOA NewsLesotho Prime Minister Agrees to Process for Resignation  VOA News

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