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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Namibia lose to Lesotho - Namibian

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Namibia lose to Lesotho
Namibian
NAMIBIA's Young Warriors lost 2-1 to Lesotho in their second Group C game on Sunday afternoon at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe and will now have to beat Zimbabwe on Tuesday if they want to reach the semifinals at the 2017 Cosafa u20 Championships underway ...
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What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren't even safe at the grocery store - Los Angeles Times

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What happens when society ignores sexual assault? You get Lesotho, where girls aren't even safe at the grocery store
Los Angeles Times
On my first day in Lesotho a hardscrabble, high-altitude kingdom in sub-Saharan Africa the security guard at my government-run lodgings shook my hand and held on too long. After several awkward seconds, I clumsily took my hand back. Later that ...



Young Warriors held by Lesotho - NewsDay Zimbabwe - NewsDay

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Young Warriors held by Lesotho - NewsDay Zimbabwe
NewsDay
KITWE Lesotho earned a point against Group C favourites Zimbabwe after forcing a goalless stalemate at the ongoing 2017 Mopani Cosafa-U20 Championships in a tightly-contested football game at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe yesterday. Sokaeast. Lesotho came ...

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Young Warriors held by Lesotho | The Chronicle - Chronicle

Young Warriors held by Lesotho | The Chronicle
Chronicle
THE Young Warriors got off to a slow start at the Cosafa Under-20 Championships in Zambia yesterday, when they shared the spoils with Lesotho in a Group C tie at Nkana stadium. Zimbabwe, seeking to make an impact at this year's competition after an ...

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SADC force deployed in Lesotho after killing of army commander - Times LIVE

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SADC force deployed in Lesotho after killing of army commander
Times LIVE
A 258-strong regional force was deployed to Lesotho on Saturday to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September.
Lesotho: Seven-nation SADC force deployed to 'establish secure ...Daily Maverick
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amaBhungane - #GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a ... - M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism

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amaBhungane - #GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a ...
M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism
On the eve of Lesotho's highly contested 2015 elections Prime Minister Tom Thabane's government signed away a diamond mine to a Gupta-linked company. On the eve of Lesotho's highly contested 2015 elections Prime Minister Tom Thabane's government signed ...

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5 Lesotho soldiers charged over Zim editor shooting - NewsDay

NewsDay

5 Lesotho soldiers charged over Zim editor shooting
NewsDay
MASERU A brigadier and four other soldiers in Lesotho have been charged with attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of a Zimbabwean editor, whose newspaper was seen as critical of the military commander at the time. Associated Press. The five ...



Amajimbos To Compete In Four Nations Tournament - Soccer Laduma

Soccer Laduma

Amajimbos To Compete In Four Nations Tournament
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News reaching the Siya Crew is that the South African U17 national team, Amajimbos, have been invited by the Lesotho Football Association to compete in tournament which will consist of three other countries which are still to be named. Amajimbos, who ...



Third Round of India Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation - Ministry of External Affairs (press release)

Third Round of India Lesotho Joint Bilateral Commission of Cooperation
Ministry of External Affairs (press release)
The Third Meeting of the India-Lesotho Joint Commission of Cooperation was held on December 01, 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. The Indian delegation was led by Dr. Neena Malhotra, JS(E&SA), Ministry of ...



Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns | News24 - News24

News24

Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns | News24
News24
A 258-strong regional force has been deployed to Lesotho to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September.
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