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: Moleleki Slams Mahao, Govt for 'Bootlicking' SA - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Moleleki Slams Mahao, Govt for 'Bootlicking' SA  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

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

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

Baholo Motene, the game changer - FIFA.comBaholo Motene, the game changer  FIFA.com

South Africa: Another Week in SA Custody for LDF Duo - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsSouth Africa: Another Week in SA Custody for LDF Duo  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Missing Records Stall Soldiers' Murder Trial - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Missing Records Stall Soldiers' Murder Trial  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Japan to provide food assistance to 154000 school children in Lesotho - Lesotho - ReliefWebJapan to provide food assistance to 154000 school children in Lesotho - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

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

Lesotho: Govt Moves to Gag Media - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Govt Moves to Gag Media  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Mahao Loyalist Koma Joins Thabane Faction - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Mahao Loyalist Koma Joins Thabane Faction  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Majoro Demands Action On Delayed Government Projects - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Majoro Demands Action On Delayed Government Projects  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: EGPAF Retrenches 161 Workers - AllAfrica.comLesotho: EGPAF Retrenches 161 Workers  AllAfrica.com

Shepherd-turned-singer mixes Lesotho folk music with techno, rap - ReutersShepherd-turned-singer mixes Lesotho folk music with techno, rap  Reuters

Lesotho: Attorney General Phoofolo Sacked - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Attorney General Phoofolo Sacked  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Improve Prison Conditions - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Improve Prison Conditions  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Maesaiah Vows to Contest Mapesela for Mokhotlong Seat - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Maesaiah Vows to Contest Mapesela for Mokhotlong Seat  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Botanical Holdings plans to "triple operations at Lesotho by 2023" - Proactive Investors UKBotanical Holdings plans to "triple operations at Lesotho by 2023"  Proactive Investors UK

Lesotho: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis July 2020- March 2021 Issued August 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho: IPC Acute Food Insecurity Analysis July 2020- March 2021 Issued August 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho: KFC Introduces Customer Delivery Service - AllAfrica.comLesotho: KFC Introduces Customer Delivery Service  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho- New Covid-19 lockdown looms | The Post - MENAFN.COMLesotho- New Covid-19 lockdown looms | The Post  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho: Sensi Ranks in the Studio With Bongo Riot - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Sensi Ranks in the Studio With Bongo Riot  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: I Have Played My Part - Attorney General Phoofolo - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: I Have Played My Part - Attorney General Phoofolo  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho- Fight over reforms top job | The Post - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Fight over reforms top job | The Post  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho- LCD lashes at police boss | The Post - MENAFN.COMLesotho- LCD lashes at police boss | The Post  MENAFN.COM

Giant diamond that could be worth $18m unearthed in Lesotho - cgtn.comGiant diamond that could be worth $18m unearthed in Lesotho  cgtn.com

Lesotho: 'Maesaiah Plots Majoro's Ouster - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: 'Maesaiah Plots Majoro's Ouster  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Botswana-Lesotho DTA Enters Into Force - Bloomberg TaxBotswana-Lesotho DTA Enters Into Force  Bloomberg Tax

Lesotho: Lifofane Coach Bounces Back - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Lifofane Coach Bounces Back  AllAfrica.com

SANDF delegation visits Lesotho to discuss security issues - defenceWebSANDF delegation visits Lesotho to discuss security issues  defenceWeb

Lesotho: Letšela Features Kommanda Obbs On New Single - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Letšela Features Kommanda Obbs On New Single  AllAfrica.com

Three Lesotho nationals found dead on Free State farm - IOLThree Lesotho nationals found dead on Free State farm  IOL

Big dagga bust on Lesotho border latest in string of border security successes - defenceWebBig dagga bust on Lesotho border latest in string of border security successes  defenceWeb

Lesotho: Mothae Mine To Re-Open - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Mothae Mine To Re-Open  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: McPherson Launches You Tube Channel For Chess Lessons - AllAfrica.comLesotho: McPherson Launches You Tube Channel For Chess Lessons  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Level The Playing Field And Women Will Excel - Matela - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Level The Playing Field And Women Will Excel - Matela  AllAfrica.com

Cherie Redecker - cycling for Africa - NamibianCherie Redecker - cycling for Africa  Namibian

Lesotho, SA delegations meet to discuss border closures in wake of Covid-19 pandemic - The CitizenLesotho, SA delegations meet to discuss border closures in wake of Covid-19 pandemic  The Citizen

Lesotho: M80k For Each Premiership Team - AllAfrica.comLesotho: M80k For Each Premiership Team  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho- 'Maesaiah lays groundwork for political office | The Post - MENAFN.COMLesotho- 'Maesaiah lays groundwork for political office | The Post  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho- Judicial bungling sabotages soldiers' trial | The Post - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Judicial bungling sabotages soldiers' trial | The Post  MENAFN.COM

OPINION: The accidental Statistician-General pays tribute to the late Ralechate Mokose - IOLOPINION: The accidental Statistician-General pays tribute to the late Ralechate Mokose  IOL

Lesotho top division side Lifofane FC appoint Ghanaian coach Michael Amoh Platt - Ghanasoccernet.comLesotho top division side Lifofane FC appoint Ghanaian coach Michael Amoh Platt  Ghanasoccernet.com

Rohr calls up youngsters Tijani and Lawal for Nigeria friendly matches in October - Goal IndiaRohr calls up youngsters Tijani and Lawal for Nigeria friendly matches in October  Goal India

A thriving online store | The Post - MENAFN.COMA thriving online store | The Post  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho Expresses Concern at U.S. Sanctions on ICC Officials - AllAfrica.comLesotho Expresses Concern at U.S. Sanctions on ICC Officials  AllAfrica.com

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

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

Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case  Al Jazeera English

What to expect from ‘Edgars 2.0’ - BusinessTechWhat to expect from ‘Edgars 2.0’  BusinessTech

India in process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Goyal - Outlook IndiaIndia in process of finalising FTA with Mauritius: Goyal  Outlook India

Switch to second-line versus continued first-line antiretroviral therapy for patients with low-level HIV-1 viremia: An open-label randomized controlled trial in Lesotho - PLoS BlogsSwitch to second-line versus continued first-line antiretroviral therapy for patients with low-level HIV-1 viremia: An open-label randomized controlled trial in Lesotho  PLoS Blogs

Lesotho government commits to a 'secure retirement' for PM - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho government commits to a 'secure retirement' for PM  Al Jazeera English

Lesotho: Coalition government of PM Thomas Thabane collapses - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho: Coalition government of PM Thomas Thabane collapses  Al Jazeera English

COVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa - ReliefWebCOVID-19 Situation update for the WHO African Region, External Situation Report 29 (16 September 2020) - South Africa  ReliefWeb

Coronavirus-free Lesotho starts relaxing restrictions - Anadolu AgencyCoronavirus-free Lesotho starts relaxing restrictions  Anadolu Agency

Lesotho can't afford incremental changes to its constitution: it needs a complete overhaul - The Conversation AfricaLesotho can't afford incremental changes to its constitution: it needs a complete overhaul  The Conversation Africa

Lesotho PM Thabane says stepping down amid ex-wife's murder probe - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho PM Thabane says stepping down amid ex-wife's murder probe  Al Jazeera English

FROM THE FIELD: Adapting to Lesotho's changing climate - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Adapting to Lesotho's changing climate  UN News

Murder, power and army on the streets: Lesotho's deepening crisis - Al Jazeera EnglishMurder, power and army on the streets: Lesotho's deepening crisis  Al Jazeera English

Halo Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cannafeels - Business WireHalo Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Cannafeels  Business Wire

Lesotho's New Prime Minister's Reign is Underway - VOA NewsLesotho's New Prime Minister's Reign is Underway  VOA News

Matsepo Ramakoae and Lesotho’s lost chance to elect its first female leader - The GuardianMatsepo Ramakoae and Lesotho’s lost chance to elect its first female leader  The Guardian

COVID-19: Turkey sends protective gear to Lesotho - Anadolu AgencyCOVID-19: Turkey sends protective gear to Lesotho  Anadolu Agency

Lesotho former PM and wife paid criminal gang to execute his estranged wife, court papers say - CNNLesotho former PM and wife paid criminal gang to execute his estranged wife, court papers say  CNN

Lesotho Senate piles more pressure on PM by amending constitution - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho Senate piles more pressure on PM by amending constitution  Al Jazeera English

Fixing a broken school | The Post - MENAFN.COMFixing a broken school | The Post  MENAFN.COM

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

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

Turkey distributes food aid to hundreds in Lesotho - Anadolu AgencyTurkey distributes food aid to hundreds in Lesotho  Anadolu Agency

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

Ex-Lesotho PM paid gang to murder his wife, police say - The GuardianEx-Lesotho PM paid gang to murder his wife, police say  The Guardian

After Years of Turmoil, There Is Hope for Stability and Reform in Lesotho - World Politics ReviewAfter Years of Turmoil, There Is Hope for Stability and Reform in Lesotho  World Politics Review

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Report, April 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Report, April 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Region innovates on precipice of financial instability - The Southern TimesRegion innovates on precipice of financial instability  The Southern Times

Lesotho's 80-year-old PM says he's no longer 'energetic' and plans to step down - CNNLesotho's 80-year-old PM says he's no longer 'energetic' and plans to step down  CNN

Lesotho's new leader faces enormous hurdles ensuring peace and political stability - The Conversation AfricaLesotho's new leader faces enormous hurdles ensuring peace and political stability  The Conversation Africa

The characters at the heart of Lesotho's murder drama - BBC NewsThe characters at the heart of Lesotho's murder drama  BBC News

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

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 Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity - CNNLesotho Prime Minister in surprise court appearance as lawyers seek immunity  CNN

Lesotho Prime Minister Loses Bid to Get Immunity from Prosecution in Ex-Wife's Killing - VOA NewsLesotho Prime Minister Loses Bid to Get Immunity from Prosecution in Ex-Wife's Killing  VOA News

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 politics: Prime minister under pressure to resign - Aljazeera.comLesotho politics: Prime minister under pressure to resign  Aljazeera.com

Fitch Revises Lesotho's Outlook to Negative; Affirms at 'B' - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises Lesotho's Outlook to Negative; Affirms at 'B'  Fitch Ratings

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

Lesotho: Tens of thousands 'one step away from famine' as drought impacts harvests and UN launches flash appeal - UN NewsLesotho: Tens of thousands 'one step away from famine' as drought impacts harvests and UN launches flash appeal  UN News

HOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News - htafc.comHOW TO WATCH FOREST (H) - News  htafc.com

Diaspora Organization Seeks Action After Hunger Death of Lesotho National in South Africa - NewsClickDiaspora Organization Seeks Action After Hunger Death of Lesotho National in South Africa  NewsClick

Lesotho Prime Minister fails to show up in court to face murder charge - CNNLesotho Prime Minister fails to show up in court to face murder charge  CNN

Lesotho PM shows no signs of leaving to defuse crisis - ReutersLesotho PM shows no signs of leaving to defuse crisis  Reuters

IMF Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho - International Monetary FundIMF Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho  International Monetary Fund

Drought leaves tens of thousands in Lesotho ‘one step from famine’ - The GuardianDrought leaves tens of thousands in Lesotho ‘one step from famine’  The Guardian

Africa in the news: Lesotho, Burundi, Malawi, and COVID-19 updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Lesotho, Burundi, Malawi, and COVID-19 updates  Brookings Institution

Lesotho | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust - WanderlustLesotho | Travel guide, tips and inspiration | Wanderlust  Wanderlust

High-level murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho - CNNHigh-level murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho  CNN

Lesotho PM Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor: son - ReutersLesotho PM Thabane has gone to South Africa to see a doctor: son  Reuters

Lesotho police call PM for questioning over former wife’s murder - The GuardianLesotho police call PM for questioning over former wife’s murder  The Guardian

Lesotho: call for bids for COVID-19 community fund - GOV.UKLesotho: call for bids for COVID-19 community fund  GOV.UK

GIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 10-July-2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 10-July-2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho leader's wife's murder trial to start next month - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho leader's wife's murder trial to start next month  Al Jazeera English