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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Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Lesotho ahead elections - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Commonwealth Secretary-General visits Lesotho ahead elections
South African Broadcasting Corporation
“We have been working very hard as you know with Lesotho for a number of years on the whole reform agenda and i am so thrilled to know that so many of the parties I believe it's all of them have signed the pledge to make the reform programme a priority ...



Smurfs conquer 'kingdom in the sky' Lesotho - News24

News24

Smurfs conquer 'kingdom in the sky' Lesotho
News24
WITH autumn upon us, members of the local Smurfs Hiking Club ventured deep into the remote mountain range of Lesotho called the Maluti. The highlights of this adventure included visits to Africa's highest dam wall at 2000m above sea level called Katse ...



WFP Lesotho Country Brief, March 2017 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, March 2017
ReliefWeb
In March, WFP assisted 176,367 food-insecure people with cash and food. 53 percent of the beneficiaries were women. WFP tracking indicates that the average maize prices decreased from M74/12.5kg in January to M72 in February. However, although ...

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Chinese Ambassador HE. Dr. Sun Xianghua Interviewed by Ultimate Radio Lesotho - MFA China

MFA China

Chinese Ambassador HE. Dr. Sun Xianghua Interviewed by Ultimate Radio Lesotho
MFA China
Answering the questions of the presenter, Ambassador Sun introduced how this book came into being and what the current China-Lesotho relations were like. Ambassador Sun said that the idea of this book was originally inspired by Basotho's celebration of ...



Overland 4×4 Tourism Expedition: Beaume Trans-Africa successful visit to Lesotho - eTurboNews

eTurboNews

Overland 4×4 Tourism Expedition: Beaume Trans-Africa successful visit to Lesotho
eTurboNews
The Overland 4×4 Tourism Expedition – a group of 28 international explorers (also known as the Beaume Africa Group) entered the Kingdom of Lesotho on April 18, 2017 through the Sani Pass in the Eastern part of the country, along the Drankensberg ...



Fitch Affirms Lesotho at 'B+'; Outlook Stable - Reuters

Fitch Affirms Lesotho at 'B+'; Outlook Stable
Reuters
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Lesotho's money woes deepen …as government misses revenue collection target - Southern Times Africa

Southern Times Africa

Lesotho's money woes deepen …as government misses revenue collection target
Southern Times Africa
Maseru – Thrown a lifeline by the Constitutional Court to avert a possible government shutdown after the National Assembly blocked legislation appropriating funds for the fiscal year 2017/18, Lesotho faces a tough road ahead with the Lesotho Revenue ...



Central Bank of Lesotho picks Intellect Design Arena - Finextra

Central Bank of Lesotho picks Intellect Design Arena
Finextra
Central Bank of Lesotho had a legacy system with dated technology that limited its ability to upgrade or add new functionality. The bank's operational efficiency was constrained by integration issues with SWIFT, Electronic Funds Transfers, Central ...
Central Bank of Lesotho overhauls tech with Intellect Design ArenaBanking Technology

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Lesotho parties sign pledge on reforms - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Lesotho parties sign pledge on reforms
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Three of the coalition parties - the Prime Minister's Democratic Congress, National Independent Party and Popular Front for Democracy signed the Pledge. Of the other four, the Deputy Prime Minister's Lesotho Congress for Democracy represented by Deputy ...



Helicopter crash kills two Lesotho soldiers - South African Broadcasting Corporation

South African Broadcasting Corporation

Helicopter crash kills two Lesotho soldiers
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Two Lesotho soldiers have died when an army helicopter they were flying in, hit power cables in Thaba Putsoa in the highlands of Lesotho. Update: The number of Lesotho soldiers who died in a helicopter crash this afternoon increased to 4.