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: Time to address political instability - The Herald

The Herald

Lesotho: Time to address political instability
The Herald
Speaker after speaker spoke from the same script at the inauguration of Thomas Thabane as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The message was that it was time Lesotho found a lasting solution to its political instability and ensure that ...



Traditional music in Lesotho - Music In Africa

Music In Africa

Traditional music in Lesotho
Music In Africa
The arrival of missionaries, the age of industrialisation and mining, as well as the introduction of radio, considerably altered traditional music in Lesotho in the last two centuries. The arrival of Christianity also had an influence on traditional ...



Lesotho: Health Centre Raided Over Dodgy Drugs - AllAfrica.com

AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Health Centre Raided Over Dodgy Drugs
AllAfrica.com
The Lesotho Times also visited the Chinese Medical Hospital, and observed that the receptionist was a woman of Chinese descent who could not understand English. There was also a Mosotho woman who worked as an assistant but did not have any ...



Why Lesotho is in such a mess and what can be done about it - eNCA (satire)

eNCA (satire)

Why Lesotho is in such a mess and what can be done about it
eNCA (satire)
In an interview following his recent return as Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane has blamed the army for the country's chronic political instability. Stating that his previous administration (after an election in 2012) was “scuttled” by the army ...
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Lesotho leaders must guard their lust for powerChronicle

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Lesotho: Water and Sanitation Hosts Second Briefing Session of Lesotho Highlands Water Project - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Water and Sanitation Hosts Second Briefing Session of Lesotho Highlands Water Project
AllAfrica.com
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) today hosted the second briefing session in South Africa on the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP). The LHWP is a critical ...



Lesotho Is a Secret Mountain Bike Paradise - Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine

Lesotho Is a Secret Mountain Bike Paradise
Outside Magazine
In April 2017, I joined mountain bikers Kevin Landry and Claudio Caluori to ride and photograph a six-day, 120-mile traverse through the landlocked country of Lesotho, in South Africa. Our trip was put together by the organizers of the Lesotho Sky ...



Lesotho: New Twist to Models' Korean Trip - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: New Twist to Models' Korean Trip
AllAfrica.com
"The mission kindly reports that two Lesotho citizens namely Ms Matili Dorothy Taaso and Ms Mpho Letsie were invited to attend Fashion Week and Awards in South Korea by a bogus LBMA modeling agency, working with a man believed to be a Zimbabwean ...



Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister
Aljazeera.com
Lesotho's new prime minister took office on Friday as part of a coalition government, three years after he was targeted by a coup and two days after the murder of his estranged wife. Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention party won snap elections on ...
Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot deadSowetanLIVE
Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Shot Dead - PoliceU.S. News & World Report
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's wife shot deadBBC News
Eyewitness News -Independent Online
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Lesotho: No coup on our watch, says South Africa - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

Lesotho: No coup on our watch, says South Africa
Daily Maverick
Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has made it emphatically clear that a coup in Lesotho will n0t be tolerated. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane had been asked at a media briefing what her government would do if, ...
Lesotho needs to learn to share the power | IOLIndependent Online
Calls for government of national unity in LesothoAljazeera.com
A coup in Lesotho won't be tolerated in SA's backyard – Nkoana-MashabaneNews24
Eyewitness News -AllAfrica.com
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Lesotho: 'Efficiency the New Parly Byword' - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: 'Efficiency the New Parly Byword'
AllAfrica.com
WITH the All Basotho Convention (ABC), Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party (BNP) and Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) cobbling together the 63 parliamentary seats they garnered after the 3 June 2017, the National Assembly held its ...