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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Lucapa Recovers 25-carat Yellow Diamond in Lesotho - Investing News Network

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Lucapa Recovers 25-carat Yellow Diamond in Lesotho
Investing News Network
In January, Gem Diamonds (LSE:GEMD) made a monumental discovery at its Letseng mine when it recovered a spectacular 910-carat diamond, dubbed the Lesotho Legend. It is believed to be the fifth-largest gem in history and sold for US$40 million in ...



Lesotho Constitutional Court declares criminal defamation ... - CPJ Press Freedom Online

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Lesotho Constitutional Court declares criminal defamation ...
CPJ Press Freedom Online
New York, May 22, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed yesterday's ruling by Lesotho's Constitutional Court that criminal defamation is ...
Lesotho Constitutional Court declares offence of criminal defamation unconstitutionalNews24
#Lesotho court rules criminal defamation violates constitutionAfrica Times
Lesotho Constitutional Court declares criminal defamation unconstitutionalThe Nigerian Voice (press release) (blog)

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Prince Harry Invited Mutsu Potsane, an Orphan He Met in Lesotho in 2004, to the Royal Wedding - Brides.com

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Prince Harry Invited Mutsu Potsane, an Orphan He Met in Lesotho in 2004, to the Royal Wedding
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Ahead of last Saturday's royal wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they were inviting thousands of members of the public onto the grounds of Windsor Castle to watch their arrivals at St. George's Chapel and carriage procession away ...
Prince Harry Reunites With Special Wedding Guest Mutsu Potsaneten daily

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Lucapa on a roll, finds 25-carat yellow diamond in Lesotho mine - MINING.com

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Lucapa on a roll, finds 25-carat yellow diamond in Lesotho mine
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Australia's Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM) has found a 25-carat yellow gem diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine in Lesotho, adding that the stone was recovered during the first two days of trial processing at the project. The yellow diamond was unearthed ...
Gem Diamonds recovers another diamond of over 100 carats from the Letšeng mine in LesothoProactive Investors UK
Lesotho: Gem Diamonds recovers 9th stone of more than 100 carats at LetšengEcofin Agency: Economic information from Africa
Gem Diamonds recovers 115 carat gem in LesothoStock Market Wire
London South East (blog)
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#RoyalWedding: A Wonder-ful gift from Lesotho - Independent Online

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#RoyalWedding: A Wonder-ful gift from Lesotho
Independent Online
Prince Harry has taken part in charity work in Lesotho for more than a decade. The two princes set up the the charity, Sentebale, in 2006 which aims to help the most vulnerable children in Lesotho and Botswana get the support they need to lead healthy ...
British TV crew in Lesotho to live-stream Prince Harry's weddingTimes LIVE
Why Prince Seeiso Was Likely the Only Foreign Royal at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's WeddingTownandCountrymag.com
Prince Seeiso of Lesotho on his longtime friendship and charity work with Prince HarryCBS News
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The Prince and Princess of Lesotho Were the Only Foreign Royals At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding - Okayafrica

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The Prince and Princess of Lesotho Were the Only Foreign Royals At Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding
Okayafrica
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle avoided inviting politicians and foreign royals to their wedding on Saturday—Barack and Michelle Obama were noticeably absent—the couple made an exception for one pair of royals: Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and his ...



Lesotho: 'Army Will Quash Indiscipline' - AllAfrica.com

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Lesotho: 'Army Will Quash Indiscipline'
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The government says the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) command will deal decisively with indiscipline within the ranks of the LDF. This was said by the principal secretary in the Ministry of Defence and National Security, Retired Colonel Tanki Mothae in ...



Lesotho: Basotho Call for Dual Citizenship, Union With SA - AllAfrica.com

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Lesotho: Basotho Call for Dual Citizenship, Union With SA
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THE majority of Basotho want Lesotho to establish a union with South Africa, a leading research institute has found. At least 52 percent of Basotho favour unification with South Africa while 80 percent say they would consider migrating to South Africa.



Lesotho court case could put Gauteng's water supply at risk - Times LIVE

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Lesotho court case could put Gauteng's water supply at risk
Times LIVE
You probably haven't heard of Mokhele Likate‚ but the Lesotho businessman is the face of a court case that puts Gauteng's water supply directly up against Basotho business interests. Likate is the chairperson of the Consortium of Basotho Contractors‚ a ...



Snow falls in Drakensberg and Lesotho - eNCA

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Snow falls in Drakensberg and Lesotho
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The snow at the top of Sani Pass this morning. pic.twitter.com/OZLf8UJE0y. — Snow Report SA (@SnowReportSA) May 13, 2018. Snow visible on the mountains above Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens photo courtesy of Luke Meyer @DrakGardens ...

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