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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Untold stories: Malong Pitsi, Lesotho - HelpAge International (blog)

HelpAge International (blog)

Untold stories: Malong Pitsi, Lesotho
HelpAge International (blog)
I will be very glad if the age of older people eligible to receive a pension here in Lesotho is reduced from 70 to 65. A lot of my neighbours are not getting a pension and they struggle a lot. I have shared this wish with Help Lesotho. This ...



Lesotho Sky results & GC: Basile, Bourdon win stage three - In the Bunch

In the Bunch

Lesotho Sky results & GC: Basile, Bourdon win stage three
In the Bunch
Allard Basile and Remy Bourdon won the 36km third stage of the Lesotho Sky in Malealea today. The Rebloch Power pair completed the race in 1:42:50, narrowly beating Garrun-Tib Insurance's Reinhard Zellhuber and Andrew Hill by nine seconds. Zellhuber ...



Lesotho Sky results & GC: Zellhuber, Hill take narrow lead after stage two - In the Bunch

In the Bunch

Lesotho Sky results & GC: Zellhuber, Hill take narrow lead after stage two
In the Bunch
Reinhard Zellhuber and Andrew Hill won the 85km second stage of the Lesotho Sky in Malealea today. The Garrun-Tib Insurance pair completed the race in 4:01:56, beating Rebloch Power's Allard Basile and Remy Bourdon by less than a minute. Hill and ...



Desabre summons Okello, Poloto ahead of Lesotho AFCON qualifier - pmldaily.com

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Desabre summons Okello, Poloto ahead of Lesotho AFCON qualifier
pmldaily.com
2019 AFCON Qualifier-Group L. Uganda vs Lesotho. Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Saturday, 13-10-2018 @04:00pm. KAMPALA – Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has summoned a squad of 33 players as his side builds up to their ...
Desabre names provisional squad for Lesotho doubleheaderEagle Online (press release) (blog)
AFCON 2019 Q: Luwagga dropped, Allan Okello summoned to Uganda Cranes for Lesotho dutyFutaa
Luwagga, Sentamu dropped as Desabre names squad for Lesotho dutyKawowo Sports

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Remembering the moment that SA soldiers marched into Lesotho - Mail & Guardian

Mail & Guardian

Remembering the moment that SA soldiers marched into Lesotho
Mail & Guardian
In the winter of 1998, Lesotho was roiled by protests after a controversial election. Frustrated opposition parties that won just a single parliamentary seat accused the ruling Lesotho Congress of Democrats of fraud and rigging the vote. South Africa ...



Lesotho Sky results: Basile, Bourdon win opening stage - In the Bunch

In the Bunch

Lesotho Sky results: Basile, Bourdon win opening stage
In the Bunch
Allard Basile and Remy Bourdon won the 60km opening stage of the Lesotho Sky mountain-bike race yesterday. The Rebloch Power pair completed the race in 3:00:50, beating Garrun-Tib Insurance's Reinhard Zellhuber and Andrew Hill into second.



Only men can inherit the title of chief in Lesotho. One woman is trying to change that - CNN

CNN

Only men can inherit the title of chief in Lesotho. One woman is trying to change that
CNN
Ha Mamathe, Lesotho — Senate Masupha sits in her family home in the village of Ha Mamathe in Lesotho, under a portrait of her late mother. The inscription on the portrait, written in the Sesotho language, acknowledges her mother's role as principal ...

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WFP Lesotho Country Brief, June 2018 - ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, June 2018
ReliefWeb
In Numbers. US$6.6 m six months (June - November 2018) net funding requirements. 276,250 people targeted in 2018. Operational Updates. • WFP supported the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) to undertake an impact evaluation of the national ...



Untold stories: Mateboho Lehotla, Lesotho - HelpAge International (blog)

HelpAge International (blog)

Untold stories: Mateboho Lehotla, Lesotho
HelpAge International (blog)
Mateboho lives in rural Lesotho where she campaigns to end elder abuse. Find out how in this interview... I live with my two grandchildren. I wake up at 5am to take them to school, and I have to look after the house and fetch water from the community ...



Gem Diamonds profits surge on back of blockbuster finds in Lesotho - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Gem Diamonds profits surge on back of blockbuster finds in Lesotho
Telegraph.co.uk
Clifford Elphick, founder and chief executive, said: “This now positions 2018 as a record for recoveries of diamonds greater than 100 carats in a single year.” Gem's success is down to its sole operating mine, Letšeng in Lesotho, in which it has a 70pc ...
Gem Diamonds' cache of carats in Lesotho pushes interim profit up 81%Business Day
Gem Diamonds Interim Profit Dressed By USD40 Million 'Lesotho Legend'Morningstar

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