Lesotho

Country Lesotho
Capital Maseru
Continent Africa
Currency Lesotho loti(LSL)
Languages Sesotho & English

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Introduction

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 election: Emasculating the constitution and democratic practices - Mmegi Online

Mmegi Online

Lesotho election: Emasculating the constitution and democratic practices
Mmegi Online
One of the cardinal principles of the Westminster system of government, which Lesotho follows, is the principle that the Prime Minister must maintain the confidence of the lower house (National Assembly in Lesotho).
Region commits to Lesotho stabilitySouthern Times Africa
Lesotho's AD refutes allegations over Bidvest dealSouth African Broadcasting Corporation

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SADC calls on Ramaphosa to 'consult widely' for Lesotho peace - News24

News24

SADC calls on Ramaphosa to 'consult widely' for Lesotho peace
News24
Mbabane – Southern African Development Community (SADC) has urged South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to consult widely with warring parties to forge long term political stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho ahead of elections in June.



Benoni miner killings: Victims, suspects from Lesotho - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Benoni miner killings: Victims, suspects from Lesotho
Eyewitness News
“We are in discussion with our Interpol colleagues to facilitate the extradition of those that are in Lesotho.” He says police may have recovered the murder weapons. “The unlicensed firearms found in [the suspects'] possession, in Lesotho, are ...
Four Lesotho nationals arrested for murder of 14 Benoni illegal miners‚ weapons seizedTimes LIVE

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Botho shines at Lesotho CHE fair 2017 - The Voice Online

The Voice Online

Botho shines at Lesotho CHE fair 2017
The Voice Online
Having opened just a year ago in Maseru, Lesotho, Botho University made a good impression at the annual Lesotho CHE Fair. The University was announced the winner of 'Best Overall Stall' and 'Best Stall in University Category' at the CHE Fair 2017 held ...



Crossing The Lesotho-South Africa Border - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Crossing The Lesotho-South Africa Border
Huffington Post South Africa (blog)
I stopped to say hello and to introduce myself. His English was limited but he explained he had come from Lesotho to find work in Johannesburg and, having found few employment opportunities, he sought refuge with the other Basotho street surfers who ...



Deadline looms for undocumented Lesotho nationals - Berea Mail

Berea Mail

Deadline looms for undocumented Lesotho nationals
Berea Mail
UNDOCUMENTED Lesotho nationals who made payment for the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) before or on 31 December 2016 have until end of this month to submit outstanding documents in order to complete the application process that will regularise their ...



Lesotho to hold general election on 3 June - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Lesotho to hold general election on 3 June
Eyewitness News
"The office of His Majesty has confirmed the date for General Elections as 3 June 2017 in Lesotho," Mosisili's office said in a statement. Political analysts say Lesotho now faces a period of political instability. Its last two elections failed to ...
Lesotho to hold general election on June 3africanews
Lesotho to vote on June 3 after govt fallsNews24
Lesotho to hold general election June 3The Star, Kenya
Southern Times Africa -Mmegi Online
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Lesotho set for snap election - Eyewitness News

Eyewitness News

Lesotho set for snap election
Eyewitness News
MASERU - Lesotho's Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was preparing on Wednesday to call a snap election after losing a confidence vote in Parliament, a cabinet minister said. A slew of defections by ruling-coalition lawmakers to the opposition has ...
Pakalitha Mosisili loses parliament voteAljazeera.com
Lesotho set for elections following no-confidence vote against PM Mosisiliafricanews
Lesotho set for snap election after prime minister loses confidence ...Reuters
Voice of America -Mmegi Online
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Lesotho set for elections as PM loses parliament vote | Daily Maverick - Daily Maverick

Guardian

Lesotho set for elections as PM loses parliament vote | Daily Maverick
Daily Maverick
Lesotho's prime minister lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, deepening the political uncertainty in the mountain kingdom ahead of an ...
Lesotho – the folly of government of the elites, by the elites, for the ...Guardian

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Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown? - Southern Times Africa

Southern Times Africa

Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?
Southern Times Africa
MASERU -Lesotho could face a governmental shutdown that might bring all state operations to a standstill because its 2017-18 budget was blocked by opposition before parliament was dissolved early this month. According to the opposition, it can never ...