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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Midnight Express at the Lesotho border - Moneyweb.co.zaMidnight Express at the Lesotho border  Moneyweb.co.za

Lesotho Key Message Update: Delayed green consumption and dry harvest to prolong lean season by one month, March 2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update: Delayed green consumption and dry harvest to prolong lean season by one month, March 2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho lockdown: Police, soldiers accused of rights violations - EWNLesotho lockdown: Police, soldiers accused of rights violations  EWN

Lesotho politics: Prime minister under pressure to resign - Al Jazeera AmericaLesotho politics: Prime minister under pressure to resign  Al Jazeera America

Lesotho to implement 3-week lockdown from Sunday - SowetanLIVELesotho to implement 3-week lockdown from Sunday  SowetanLIVE

GIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 23-March-2020 - Lesotho - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 23-March-2020 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho Leader's Wife's Murder Trial Postponed to April 14 - The New York TimesLesotho Leader's Wife's Murder Trial Postponed to April 14  The New York Times

SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch - News24SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch  News24

What Lesotho's constitution says about immunity for a sitting prime minister - The Conversation AfricaWhat Lesotho's constitution says about immunity for a sitting prime minister  The Conversation Africa

Free State SAPS open inquest after Lesotho man dies near Maseru border - EWNFree State SAPS open inquest after Lesotho man dies near Maseru border  EWN

Lesotho receives COVID-19 test kits from billionaire Jack Ma - EWNLesotho receives COVID-19 test kits from billionaire Jack Ma  EWN

Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife - Quartz AfricaLesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife  Quartz Africa

Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? - FairplanetIs Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa?  Fairplanet

In climate change-affected Lesotho, self-injected contraceptives empower women to choose their own future - UNFPA NewsIn climate change-affected Lesotho, self-injected contraceptives empower women to choose their own future  UNFPA News

Zimbabwe, Lesotho begin 3 week Covid-19 lockdown - VanguardZimbabwe, Lesotho begin 3 week Covid-19 lockdown  Vanguard

Lesotho’s lone suspected COVID-19 case cleared - EWNLesotho’s lone suspected COVID-19 case cleared  EWN

Coronavirus: Concerns raised over capacity of Lesotho’s ailing health system - EWNCoronavirus: Concerns raised over capacity of Lesotho’s ailing health system  EWN

Lesotho declares national emergency over COVID-19 outbreak - EWNLesotho declares national emergency over COVID-19 outbreak  EWN

Lesotho to save at least R100k after SADC meeting held virtually - EWNLesotho to save at least R100k after SADC meeting held virtually  EWN

Lesotho granted US $40m for electricity production from renewable energy - Construction ReviewLesotho granted US $40m for electricity production from renewable energy  Construction Review

Kangaroo meat sold as 'beef' in Lesotho - IOLKangaroo meat sold as 'beef' in Lesotho  IOL

Lesotho suspends international travel to minimise spread of coronavirus - EWNLesotho suspends international travel to minimise spread of coronavirus  EWN

GWYNNE DYER: Lesotho's Lady Macbeth of Maseru - Cape Breton PostGWYNNE DYER: Lesotho's Lady Macbeth of Maseru  Cape Breton Post

Lesotho votes for law change stripping PM of powers to dissolve parliament - EWNLesotho votes for law change stripping PM of powers to dissolve parliament  EWN

Covid-19: Lesotho seals borders amid infection fears while SA tourism suffers - Independent OnlineCovid-19: Lesotho seals borders amid infection fears while SA tourism suffers  Independent Online

What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom Thabane? - IOLWhat does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom Thabane?  IOL

Lesotho musician, 2 others implicated in murder of Lipolelo Thabane - EWNLesotho musician, 2 others implicated in murder of Lipolelo Thabane  EWN

Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries - EWNLesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries  EWN

Cuba to Strengthen Links with Kingdom of Lesotho - EscambrayCuba to Strengthen Links with Kingdom of Lesotho  Escambray

4:00 Letsie III of Lesotho pays a visit to LATAM School of Medicine - Prensa Latina4:00 Letsie III of Lesotho pays a visit to LATAM School of Medicine  Prensa Latina

Good retention in care with six-monthly clinic visits in Lesotho - aidsmapGood retention in care with six-monthly clinic visits in Lesotho  aidsmap

Banyana test depth in win against Lesotho - HeraldLIVEBanyana test depth in win against Lesotho  HeraldLIVE

Twists, Turns Abound in Case of Murder Accused Lesotho First Lady - AllAfrica.comTwists, Turns Abound in Case of Murder Accused Lesotho First Lady  AllAfrica.com

Coronavirus: Botswana's first cases, South Africa's mass testing, Uganda lockdown - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus: Botswana's first cases, South Africa's mass testing, Uganda lockdown  Africanews English

COVID-19 spreads to 46 African countries - Daily SabahCOVID-19 spreads to 46 African countries  Daily Sabah

Tebogo Moloi On His Recent Visit To Lesotho - Soccer LadumaTebogo Moloi On His Recent Visit To Lesotho  Soccer Laduma

Lesotho- Big blow for Thabane - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Big blow for Thabane  MENAFN.COM

Maesaiah Thabane: Murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho - The Union JournalMaesaiah Thabane: Murder investigation grips tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho  The Union Journal

Physical healing leads to faith in Lesotho - The PathwayPhysical healing leads to faith in Lesotho  The Pathway

Lesotho- Fresh trotuble rocks AD - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Fresh trotuble rocks AD  MENAFN.COM

South Africa 3-0 Lesotho: Banyana Banyana too strong for Crocodiles - Goal.comSouth Africa 3-0 Lesotho: Banyana Banyana too strong for Crocodiles  Goal.com

South Africa to host Lesotho in first 2020 Awcon qualifier warm-up friendly - Goal.comSouth Africa to host Lesotho in first 2020 Awcon qualifier warm-up friendly  Goal.com

The Lady Macbeth Of Lesotho - ZimEye - Zimbabwe NewsThe Lady Macbeth Of Lesotho  ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

Lesotho Takes Drastic Measures, SHUTS DOWN All Borders Due To Coronavirus - iharare.comLesotho Takes Drastic Measures, SHUTS DOWN All Borders Due To Coronavirus  iharare.com

Important IP Updates Covid-19 | 31.03.2020 - Inventa InternationalImportant IP Updates Covid-19 | 31.03.2020  Inventa International

In Africa, six nations seem so far to be spared coronavirus - Economic TimesIn Africa, six nations seem so far to be spared coronavirus  Economic Times

Clinical trials: Dougie Lampkin trains Riders for Health workers in Lesotho - Motorcycle NewsClinical trials: Dougie Lampkin trains Riders for Health workers in Lesotho  Motorcycle News

3 African nations confirm first coronavirus cases - Anadolu Agency3 African nations confirm first coronavirus cases  Anadolu Agency

No sparkle for diamonds after hopes of 2020 recovery - Investors ChronicleNo sparkle for diamonds after hopes of 2020 recovery  Investors Chronicle

Implications of coronavirus for regional food supply chains - Farmer's WeeklyImplications of coronavirus for regional food supply chains  Farmer's Weekly

Lesotho: Mofomobe, Mochoboroane in Nasty Fight Over Treason Claims - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Mofomobe, Mochoboroane in Nasty Fight Over Treason Claims  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Singer Implicated In The Murder Of Lesotho’s Prime Minister’s First Wife - iharare.comSinger Implicated In The Murder Of Lesotho’s Prime Minister’s First Wife  iharare.com

Some countries still without confirmed virus cases - Anadolu AgencySome countries still without confirmed virus cases  Anadolu Agency

Leong way home | Big Bear Valley News - Big Bear GrizzlyLeong way home | Big Bear Valley News  Big Bear Grizzly

COVID-19 UPDATE- 22 countries remain free from deadly virus - IndependentCOVID-19 UPDATE- 22 countries remain free from deadly virus  Independent

Africa’s handful coronavirus-free nations: Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Burundi etc. - VanguardAfrica’s handful coronavirus-free nations: Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Burundi etc.  Vanguard

Lesotho: Metsing Fears Death Sentence - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Metsing Fears Death Sentence  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Thabane Asks ConCourt to Throw Out Murder Charges - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Thabane Asks ConCourt to Throw Out Murder Charges  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Stone-age 'likes': Study establishes eggshell beads exchanged over 30000 years - University of Michigan NewsStone-age 'likes': Study establishes eggshell beads exchanged over 30000 years  University of Michigan News

Sierra Leone records first coronavirus case - DispatchLIVESierra Leone records first coronavirus case  DispatchLIVE

Lagos in lockdown as Africa virus closures spread - DispatchLIVELagos in lockdown as Africa virus closures spread  DispatchLIVE

R40m worth of test kits and hospital equipment on its way to South Africa - TimesLIVER40m worth of test kits and hospital equipment on its way to South Africa  TimesLIVE

Coronavirus in Africa: 5,252 cases; 174 deaths, 335 recoveries - Africanews EnglishCoronavirus in Africa: 5,252 cases; 174 deaths, 335 recoveries  Africanews English

South African Police Unleash Water Cannons During Virus Lockdown - charlestonchronicle.netSouth African Police Unleash Water Cannons During Virus Lockdown  charlestonchronicle.net

Lesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife - The New York TimesLesotho’s Leader Misses Court Date to Be Charged in Killing of Estranged Wife  The New York Times

Diamonds and COVID-19: Who's Reacting and How? | INN - Investing News NetworkDiamonds and COVID-19: Who's Reacting and How? | INN  Investing News Network

Lesotho PM appears in court to hear charge of murdering wife - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho PM appears in court to hear charge of murdering wife  Al Jazeera English

Lesotho’s first lady charged with murder of PM's former wife - The GuardianLesotho’s first lady charged with murder of PM's former wife  The Guardian

GEM replaces large diamond tender with "flexible system" after small goods sales disappoint - Mining MXGEM replaces large diamond tender with "flexible system" after small goods sales disappoint  Mining MX

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

Events in Lesotho point to poor prospects for political stability - The Conversation AfricaEvents in Lesotho point to poor prospects for political stability  The Conversation Africa

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

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

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

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

Lesotho: Why a dispute over mohair led to a parliamentary fist-fight - BBC NewsLesotho: Why a dispute over mohair led to a parliamentary fist-fight  BBC News

Lesotho Prime Minister Thabane's wife wanted by police - BBC NewsLesotho Prime Minister Thabane's wife wanted by police  BBC News

Fully-funded aquaculture scholarships up for grabs - The Fish SiteFully-funded aquaculture scholarships up for grabs  The Fish Site

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

Red Cross urges stricter measures as virus spreads across Africa - Daijiworld.comRed Cross urges stricter measures as virus spreads across Africa  Daijiworld.com

Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife's murder - Al Jazeera EnglishLesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife's murder  Al Jazeera English

Lesotho's murder mystery, Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his estranged wife - BBC NewsLesotho's murder mystery, Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his estranged wife  BBC News

One first lady is dead in Lesotho. Another has fled - The EconomistOne first lady is dead in Lesotho. Another has fled  The Economist

Lesotho: Polihali Dam construction puts nearly 8,000 people at risk of displacement - Amnesty InternationalLesotho: Polihali Dam construction puts nearly 8,000 people at risk of displacement  Amnesty International

‘Game of Thrones’ Has Nothing on Lesotho Murder Drama - Bloomberg‘Game of Thrones’ Has Nothing on Lesotho Murder Drama  Bloomberg

How a Foreign Investor Rattled Lesotho's Economy - BloombergHow a Foreign Investor Rattled Lesotho's Economy  Bloomberg

Lesotho Court Charges Prime Minister’s Wife With Murder - BloombergLesotho Court Charges Prime Minister’s Wife With Murder  Bloomberg

Coronavirus | North Korea is one of 9 countries unaffected by COVID-19; find out which other nations are still safe - Moneycontrol.comCoronavirus | North Korea is one of 9 countries unaffected by COVID-19; find out which other nations are still safe  Moneycontrol.com

CBD News: African Kingdom of Lesotho Wants to Export Its Cannabis - BloombergCBD News: African Kingdom of Lesotho Wants to Export Its Cannabis  Bloomberg

Murder Charge Facing Lesotho Prime Minister Faces Constitutional Review - charlestonchronicle.netMurder Charge Facing Lesotho Prime Minister Faces Constitutional Review  charlestonchronicle.net

Eye on Africa - Lesotho's PM questioned over ex-wife's murder - FRANCE 24Eye on Africa - Lesotho's PM questioned over ex-wife's murder  FRANCE 24

Lesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation - Quartz AfricaLesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation  Quartz Africa

Silicosis settlement: First claimant pay outs expected in Q2, 2020 - Mining ReviewSilicosis settlement: First claimant pay outs expected in Q2, 2020  Mining Review

Lesotho: Top 10 adventures activities to do - Red BullLesotho: Top 10 adventures activities to do  Red Bull

UN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144 - The News InternationalUN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144  The News International

Hugh Masekela & Company: Live in Lesotho — a legendary gig lives again - Financial TimesHugh Masekela & Company: Live in Lesotho — a legendary gig lives again  Financial Times

Lesotho's first lady charged with murder - CNNLesotho's first lady charged with murder  CNN

President Infantino visits Lesotho - FIFA.comPresident Infantino visits Lesotho  FIFA.com

Lesotho Government Called On to Quit Over Murder, Corruption Allegations - BloombergLesotho Government Called On to Quit Over Murder, Corruption Allegations  Bloomberg

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