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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Thabane becomes Lesotho’s latest joke after embarrassing stint on stage - EWNThabane becomes Lesotho’s latest joke after embarrassing stint on stage  EWN

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

Lesotho considers buying Kenyan tea - Standard DigitalLesotho considers buying Kenyan tea  Standard Digital

Lesotho reassures SA on water situation - eNCALesotho reassures SA on water situation  eNCA

Lesotho's Cannabis-Growing Conundrum - 2oceansvibe NewsLesotho's Cannabis-Growing Conundrum  2oceansvibe News

Apollo Currency Signs MOU With Nation of Lesotho - PRNewswireApollo Currency Signs MOU With Nation of Lesotho  PRNewswire

Kenya and Lesotho Sign Bilateral Agreement - The African ExponentKenya and Lesotho Sign Bilateral Agreement  The African Exponent

Kenya, Lesotho ink 3 pacts to spur bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaKenya, Lesotho ink 3 pacts to spur bilateral ties - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lesotho Acts as Gateway to African Cannabis Market | INN - Investing News NetworkLesotho Acts as Gateway to African Cannabis Market | INN  Investing News Network

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, September 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, September 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

President Kenyatta acknowledges Lesotho’s consistent support to Kenya - Kenya Broadcasting CorporationPresident Kenyatta acknowledges Lesotho’s consistent support to Kenya  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Sierra Leone vs Lesotho live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds - 101 Great GoalsSierra Leone vs Lesotho live streaming: Watch the AFCON qualifier online, preview, prediction & odds  101 Great Goals

Lesotho PM due in the country Sunday - Kenya Broadcasting CorporationLesotho PM due in the country Sunday  Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Lesotho's Power Potential - Africa Oil & PowerLesotho's Power Potential  Africa Oil & Power

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, October 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, October 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Forget the impending Lesotho water crisis - Moneyweb.co.zaForget the impending Lesotho water crisis  Moneyweb.co.za

Lesotho Lawmakers Back End to Country’s Wool, Mohair Monopoly - BloombergLesotho Lawmakers Back End to Country’s Wool, Mohair Monopoly  Bloomberg

Full house as nine Nigeria players arrive for Benin and Lesotho Afcon qualifiers - Goal.comFull house as nine Nigeria players arrive for Benin and Lesotho Afcon qualifiers  Goal.com

'Struggle' continues for Lesotho wool and mohair producers - Farmer's Weekly'Struggle' continues for Lesotho wool and mohair producers  Farmer's Weekly

Lesotho: Flour Mills Temporarily Shuts Down After Employee Death - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Flour Mills Temporarily Shuts Down After Employee Death  AllAfrica.com

Sierra Leone's Kei Kamara quits international football - BBC NewsSierra Leone's Kei Kamara quits international football  BBC News

News Scan for Nov 05, 2019 - CIDRAPNews Scan for Nov 05, 2019  CIDRAP

Mabena makes Lesotho Princess his queen | The Star - Independent OnlineMabena makes Lesotho Princess his queen | The Star  Independent Online

Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced | News | Environment - Mail and GuardianPanic over water in Gauteng is misplaced | News | Environment  Mail and Guardian

Lesotho: Bikerboy Chuffed to Meet Mogul Matekane - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Bikerboy Chuffed to Meet Mogul Matekane  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho Electricity Company seeks consultancy services for a substation - ESI AfricaLesotho Electricity Company seeks consultancy services for a substation  ESI Africa

State visit to Kenya by Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane - The Star, KenyaState visit to Kenya by Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane  The Star, Kenya

Ndebele king takes Sotho bride in colourful wedding - SowetanLIVENdebele king takes Sotho bride in colourful wedding  SowetanLIVE

Disease outbreaks in Lesotho and Namibia - All4WomenDisease outbreaks in Lesotho and Namibia  All4Women

Umaru Bangura set to continue Sierra Leone career - BBC NewsUmaru Bangura set to continue Sierra Leone career  BBC News

Super Eagles coach Rohr reveals why he snubbed NPFL stars for Benin and Lesotho - Goal.comSuper Eagles coach Rohr reveals why he snubbed NPFL stars for Benin and Lesotho  Goal.com

Unmarried, childless and poorly educated men least likely to have an HIV test - AvertUnmarried, childless and poorly educated men least likely to have an HIV test  Avert

Osimhen expresses Eagles' readiness to deal with Benin, Lesotho - Latest Sports News In Nigeria - BrilaOsimhen expresses Eagles' readiness to deal with Benin, Lesotho - Latest Sports News In Nigeria  Brila

Suspected Joburg serial killer dies during shootout with police | The Star - IOLSuspected Joburg serial killer dies during shootout with police | The Star  IOL

Ryan representing... - News - Blackburn roversRyan representing... - News  Blackburn rovers

Warriors brace for Lesotho - sundaymail.co.zwWarriors brace for Lesotho  sundaymail.co.zw

Lesotho student's murder case transferred to High Court - Alex NewsLesotho student's murder case transferred to High Court  Alex News

Afcon 2021: Musa, Akpeyi return for Nigeria’s clash vs Benin and Lesotho - Goal.comAfcon 2021: Musa, Akpeyi return for Nigeria’s clash vs Benin and Lesotho  Goal.com

Lesotho: 'Likuena Coaches Cautious' - AllAfrica.comLesotho: 'Likuena Coaches Cautious'  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Govt Incurs M212 000 Mahase Legal Bill - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Govt Incurs M212 000 Mahase Legal Bill  AllAfrica.com

Nigeria captain Musa fires Benin and Lesotho warning with brace in Al Nassr win - Goal.comNigeria captain Musa fires Benin and Lesotho warning with brace in Al Nassr win  Goal.com

Defenders ready for Benin, Lesotho – Troost-Ekong - The PunchDefenders ready for Benin, Lesotho – Troost-Ekong  The Punch

Mafoso names Lesotho provisional squad for COSAFA U-20 Championship - IPPmediaMafoso names Lesotho provisional squad for COSAFA U-20 Championship  IPPmedia

Firestone Diamonds power cost increase comes at awkward time for Lesotho miner - Mining MXFirestone Diamonds power cost increase comes at awkward time for Lesotho miner  Mining MX

Lesotho: Justice Monapathi Clears the Air On Mahase Case - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Justice Monapathi Clears the Air On Mahase Case  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Exclusive: Super Eagle Coach Discloses The Team's Major Agenda For Benin,... - Soccernet.ngExclusive: Super Eagle Coach Discloses The Team's Major Agenda For Benin,...  Soccernet.ng

Warriors leave for Lesotho - soccer24.co.zwWarriors leave for Lesotho  soccer24.co.zw

Lesotho to host inaugural joint Regional Sports Forum for Southern Africa - zbc.co.zwLesotho to host inaugural joint Regional Sports Forum for Southern Africa  zbc.co.zw

Lesotho coach makes squad changes, fears to concede more against Zim - soccer24.co.zwLesotho coach makes squad changes, fears to concede more against Zim  soccer24.co.zw

Firestone Diamonds To Hire Power Generators To Run Lesotho Mine Plant | Financial News - London South EastFirestone Diamonds To Hire Power Generators To Run Lesotho Mine Plant | Financial News  London South East

Nigeria coach Rohr hints he will start Akpeyi against Benin - Goal.comNigeria coach Rohr hints he will start Akpeyi against Benin  Goal.com

Production resumes at Firestone's Liqhobong mine - Creamer Media's Mining WeeklyProduction resumes at Firestone's Liqhobong mine  Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Children of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs - GroundUpChildren of immigrants must be in school, says Minister of Home Affairs  GroundUp

As Sierra Leone maintains football national capiatn, Zaingeley, Kei and Buya to jet in for Lesotho and Benin clashes - Politico SL NewsAs Sierra Leone maintains football national capiatn, Zaingeley, Kei and Buya to jet in for Lesotho and Benin clashes  Politico SL News

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes High Commissioner from Lesotho - Big StampSheffield Hallam University welcomes High Commissioner from Lesotho  Big Stamp

International Preview - Rangers Football ClubInternational Preview  Rangers Football Club

Nigeria camp sizzles with the arrival of Musa, Iwobi and Ndidi - Goal.comNigeria camp sizzles with the arrival of Musa, Iwobi and Ndidi  Goal.com

Lesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital - UNCTADLesotho ready to channel its growth to go digital  UNCTAD

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

Images of the Day - Irish TimesImages of the Day  Irish Times

Waste-free life in the city - SowetanLIVEWaste-free life in the city  SowetanLIVE

Lesotho Political Parties Sign Agreement to Ease Tension - BloombergLesotho Political Parties Sign Agreement to Ease Tension  Bloomberg

Lesotho: Drought Situation Update 02 (as of 8 October 2019) - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho: Drought Situation Update 02 (as of 8 October 2019) - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail - Africa Outlook MagazineLesotho: A Southern African alpine discovery trail  Africa Outlook Magazine

Omeruo and Kalu lead early arrivals in Nigeria camp ahead of Afcon qualifiers - Goal.comOmeruo and Kalu lead early arrivals in Nigeria camp ahead of Afcon qualifiers  Goal.com

Lesotho Receives Expert IAEA Support for its First Cancer Centre - International Atomic Energy AgencyLesotho Receives Expert IAEA Support for its First Cancer Centre  International Atomic Energy Agency

Southern Africa Major Drought Leaves Millions Food Insecure - Talk Radio 1210 WPHTSouthern Africa Major Drought Leaves Millions Food Insecure  Talk Radio 1210 WPHT

Levi Strauss, Kontoor Back Worker-Protection Accord in Lesotho - BloombergLevi Strauss, Kontoor Back Worker-Protection Accord in Lesotho  Bloomberg

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, August 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, August 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

In the Race for 5G, Africa Lags Far Behind - Wall Street JournalIn the Race for 5G, Africa Lags Far Behind  Wall Street Journal

Safety behind bars: Why Lesotho gives condoms to inmates - BBC NewsSafety behind bars: Why Lesotho gives condoms to inmates  BBC News

Church hails agreement among Lesotho's political parties - Vatican NewsChurch hails agreement among Lesotho's political parties  Vatican News

Chicago Proud: Bikes For Lesotho spreads the joy of bicycling in South Africa - WLS-TVChicago Proud: Bikes For Lesotho spreads the joy of bicycling in South Africa  WLS-TV

Table tennis' players in rankings battle - Mmegi OnlineTable tennis' players in rankings battle  Mmegi Online

Halo Labs Announces Earnings Release and Conference Call Date for Third Quarter 2019 - Financial PostHalo Labs Announces Earnings Release and Conference Call Date for Third Quarter 2019  Financial Post

Japan to provide food assistance to 180000 primary school learners in Lesotho - Lesotho - ReliefWebJapan to provide food assistance to 180000 primary school learners in Lesotho - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Pure Salmon picks Lesotho for new African RAS salmon project - SeafoodSourcePure Salmon picks Lesotho for new African RAS salmon project  SeafoodSource

Lesotho Key Message Update, May 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update, May 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho achieves second 90 after rapid treatment expansion - AvertLesotho achieves second 90 after rapid treatment expansion  Avert

Lesotho, Africa's medical cannabis pioneer - FRANCE 24Lesotho, Africa's medical cannabis pioneer  FRANCE 24

Lesotho farmers protest against Chinese wool deal - FRANCE 24Lesotho farmers protest against Chinese wool deal  FRANCE 24

In Lesotho, will Ramaphosa’s new reform timetable save Tom Thabane’s skin? - Daily MaverickIn Lesotho, will Ramaphosa’s new reform timetable save Tom Thabane’s skin?  Daily Maverick

Omeruo says Semi Ajayi is not a threat in Super Eagles - FutaaOmeruo says Semi Ajayi is not a threat in Super Eagles  Futaa

Lesotho Needs $14 Million to Buy Food for Almost 500,000 People - BloombergLesotho Needs $14 Million to Buy Food for Almost 500,000 People  Bloomberg

Lesotho appoint South Africa's Thabo Senong as coach - BBC NewsLesotho appoint South Africa's Thabo Senong as coach  BBC News

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, August 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebWFP Lesotho Country Brief, August 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho Key Message Update, September 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Key Message Update, September 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

GIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 24-September-2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 24-September-2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

SADC shouldn’t scrap Lesotho from its agenda just yet - Daily MaverickSADC shouldn’t scrap Lesotho from its agenda just yet  Daily Maverick

Lesotho dump South Africa out of CHAN qualifiers - HeraldLIVELesotho dump South Africa out of CHAN qualifiers  HeraldLIVE

Lesotho cashes in on medicinal cannabis boom as British firm opens CBD factory - The TelegraphLesotho cashes in on medicinal cannabis boom as British firm opens CBD factory  The Telegraph

Lesotho pastor shot dead for R10 - SowetanLIVELesotho pastor shot dead for R10  SowetanLIVE

Will SADC under SA's guidance be able to save Lesotho from itself? - IOLWill SADC under SA's guidance be able to save Lesotho from itself?  IOL

Fifa orders Sierra Leone to play Lesotho behind closed doors - BBC NewsFifa orders Sierra Leone to play Lesotho behind closed doors  BBC News

Lesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’ - Daily MaverickLesotho officials’ cannabis ‘conflict’  Daily Maverick

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, June 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, June 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

How a Chinese tycoon caused misery for Lesotho’s wool farmers - Business DayHow a Chinese tycoon caused misery for Lesotho’s wool farmers  Business Day

Lesotho Remote Monitoring Update, April 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho Remote Monitoring Update, April 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Another monster diamond has been found in Lesotho - Business Insider South AfricaAnother monster diamond has been found in Lesotho  Business Insider South Africa