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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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

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

Love Triangle Dooms Prime Minister Of Lesotho's Government Career - charlestonchronicle.netLove Triangle Dooms Prime Minister Of Lesotho's Government Career  charlestonchronicle.net

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

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

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

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 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

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho - Mail and GuardianRequest for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho  Mail and Guardian

Lesotho Police Summon Premier for Questioning Over Murder - BloombergLesotho Police Summon Premier for Questioning Over Murder  Bloomberg

Lesotho's Prime Minister and First Lady Accused of Murder - The African ExponentLesotho's Prime Minister and First Lady Accused of Murder  The African Exponent

35th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Lesotho - GOV.UK35th Universal Periodic Review: UK statement on Lesotho  GOV.UK

First lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over killing of estranged wife - The Week UKFirst lady’s murder: Lesotho PM quizzed over killing of estranged wife  The Week UK

R8m worth of suspected stolen wool smuggled into SA from Lesotho - News24R8m worth of suspected stolen wool smuggled into SA from Lesotho  News24

Lesotho leader Thomas Thabane promises to quit, as wife remains on the run - Business DayLesotho leader Thomas Thabane promises to quit, as wife remains on the run  Business Day

Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for PM's wife - FRANCE 24Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for PM's wife  FRANCE 24

Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife's murder - News24Lesotho police summon PM for questioning over wife's murder  News24

South African Coach Appointed In New Role In Lesotho - Soccer LadumaSouth African Coach Appointed In New Role In Lesotho  Soccer Laduma

Lesotho PM to resign after being linked to wife's murder - New Straits TimesLesotho PM to resign after being linked to wife's murder  New Straits Times

Lesotho’s prime minister to retire amid political crisis - Washington PostLesotho’s prime minister to retire amid political crisis  Washington Post

Police chief links Lesotho PM in murder of own wife - Gulf NewsPolice chief links Lesotho PM in murder of own wife  Gulf News

SANDF accused of terrorising Lesotho rural farmers near border - Eyewitness NewsSANDF accused of terrorising Lesotho rural farmers near border  Eyewitness News

Lesotho- LDF boss gets 5-match ban - MENAFN.COMLesotho- LDF boss gets 5-match ban  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho- LDF crush Kick4Life - MENAFN.COMLesotho- LDF crush Kick4Life  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho- Ntšonyana back at Liphakoe - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Ntšonyana back at Liphakoe  MENAFN.COM

In Lesotho, youth get a say in improving healthcare - Lesotho - ReliefWebIn Lesotho, youth get a say in improving healthcare - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Lesotho: Disaster risk financing diagnostic - December 2019 - Lesotho - ReliefWebLesotho: Disaster risk financing diagnostic - December 2019 - Lesotho  ReliefWeb

Battle of the political T-shirts to play out in Lesotho court - Daily MaverickBattle of the political T-shirts to play out in Lesotho court  Daily Maverick

Jeff Radebe heads to Lesotho to quell tensions - Eyewitness NewsJeff Radebe heads to Lesotho to quell tensions  Eyewitness News

Lesotho PM's party seeks his ouster over wife's murder - News24Lesotho PM's party seeks his ouster over wife's murder  News24

Bophelo Partners with DNA Genetics in Lesotho - Financial PostBophelo Partners with DNA Genetics in Lesotho  Financial Post

Tito Mboweni calls for the removal of Lesotho border, Twitter divided - TimesLIVETito Mboweni calls for the removal of Lesotho border, Twitter divided  TimesLIVE

Tito Mboweni says Lesotho and SA should 'remove the border' - 702Tito Mboweni says Lesotho and SA should 'remove the border'  702

Lesotho PM's phone linked to ex-wife's murder scene - The TimesLesotho PM's phone linked to ex-wife's murder scene  The Times

Physical healing leads to new believers in Lesotho - BP NewsPhysical healing leads to new believers in Lesotho  BP News

Lesotho first lady Maesiah Thabane to face murder charge - The South AfricanLesotho first lady Maesiah Thabane to face murder charge  The South African

Lesotho film debuts at Sundance festival Johannesburg - The Southern TimesLesotho film debuts at Sundance festival Johannesburg  The Southern Times

No need for us to maintain presence in SA, says Lesotho consular general - Eyewitness NewsNo need for us to maintain presence in SA, says Lesotho consular general  Eyewitness News

Lesotho: 71 000 Basotho a Step Away From Famine - UN - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: 71 000 Basotho a Step Away From Famine - UN  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Shaun Abrahams accused of conducting a trial by ambush in Lesotho - Eyewitness NewsShaun Abrahams accused of conducting a trial by ambush in Lesotho  Eyewitness News

Shaun Abrahams' credibility questioned in Lesotho case - Eyewitness NewsShaun Abrahams' credibility questioned in Lesotho case  Eyewitness News

SAA slashes flights; inflation rises; scary costs of power cuts; Shoprite; Lesotho murder drama - BizNewsSAA slashes flights; inflation rises; scary costs of power cuts; Shoprite; Lesotho murder drama  BizNews

Lesotho Prime Minister to resign next week - Medafrica TimesLesotho Prime Minister to resign next week  Medafrica Times

Battle to get boy into a school because his Lesotho reports are handwritten - DispatchLIVEBattle to get boy into a school because his Lesotho reports are handwritten  DispatchLIVE

Lesotho NGO concerned Thabane suspension of top cop will ignite security crisis - Eyewitness NewsLesotho NGO concerned Thabane suspension of top cop will ignite security crisis  Eyewitness News

Lesotho: SA Army Officers Accused of Reign of Terror in Lesotho - AllAfrica.comLesotho: SA Army Officers Accused of Reign of Terror in Lesotho  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Lebajoa, Likhomo Win Chess Championship - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Lebajoa, Likhomo Win Chess Championship  AllAfrica.com

EFF spreads wings to Lesotho - MENAFN.COMEFF spreads wings to Lesotho  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho: The Hub Wages Into Climate Change, Environmental Fight - AllAfrica.comLesotho: The Hub Wages Into Climate Change, Environmental Fight  AllAfrica.com

Review: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection - CineuropaReview: This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection  Cineuropa

Lesotho- School principal quits over exam leak - MENAFN.COMLesotho- School principal quits over exam leak  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho- Police hunt 'Maesiah - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Police hunt 'Maesiah  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho: Farmers Resume Wool and Mohair Exports - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Farmers Resume Wool and Mohair Exports  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho top cop Molibeli says PM Thabane implicated in his wife’s killing - Eyewitness NewsLesotho top cop Molibeli says PM Thabane implicated in his wife’s killing  Eyewitness News

Lesotho- The heavy cost of drought - MENAFN.COMLesotho- The heavy cost of drought  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho: Thabane Suspended Again - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Thabane Suspended Again  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Police in Lesotho want to question Prime Minster Thabane in ex-wife's killing - The Union JournalPolice in Lesotho want to question Prime Minster Thabane in ex-wife's killing  The Union Journal

Lesotho: Mafoso Speaks On Bantu's Playing Style - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Mafoso Speaks On Bantu's Playing Style  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: DC Threatens to Scuttle Budget Vote - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: DC Threatens to Scuttle Budget Vote  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Lesotho: Deadly Festive Season - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Deadly Festive Season  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho- Mahao back at varsity - MENAFN.COMLesotho- Mahao back at varsity  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho PM asked to resign over wife's murder - Myjoyonline.comLesotho PM asked to resign over wife's murder  Myjoyonline.com

Lesotho: LDF Ladies to Sign 10 Players - AllAfrica.comLesotho: LDF Ladies to Sign 10 Players  AllAfrica.com

Lesotho PM announces intention to resign - South Africa's SABC - DevdiscourseLesotho PM announces intention to resign - South Africa's SABC  Devdiscourse

Lesotho NGOs fight back after PM suspends police commissioner - Eyewitness NewsLesotho NGOs fight back after PM suspends police commissioner  Eyewitness News

Police confirm bodies found on N12 illegal miners from Lesotho - Eyewitness NewsPolice confirm bodies found on N12 illegal miners from Lesotho  Eyewitness News

Kovind receives credentials from envoys of Bangladesh, Lesotho, Panama - ANI NewsKovind receives credentials from envoys of Bangladesh, Lesotho, Panama  ANI News

Lesotho: Disgruntled ABC Members 'Form' Splinter Party - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsLesotho: Disgruntled ABC Members 'Form' Splinter Party  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Straight Outta Lesotho: The Best Shepherd Rhyme Spitter in the Biz - Times of IndiaStraight Outta Lesotho: The Best Shepherd Rhyme Spitter in the Biz  Times of India

Lesotho: Premier League Teams Cry Foul - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Premier League Teams Cry Foul  AllAfrica.com

Envoys of B'desh, Lesotho and Panama present credentials to President - DevdiscourseEnvoys of B'desh, Lesotho and Panama present credentials to President  Devdiscourse

Lesotho- A new beginning - MENAFN.COMLesotho- A new beginning  MENAFN.COM

Lesotho's Prime Minister Steps Down - Africa.comLesotho's Prime Minister Steps Down  Africa.com

'This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection': Sundance Review - Screen International'This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection': Sundance Review  Screen International

Shocker As Lesotho Prime Minister Fingered In Murder Of Own Wife - iharare.comShocker As Lesotho Prime Minister Fingered In Murder Of Own Wife  iharare.com

Ramoreboli: Former Orlando Pirates slayer closes in on new club - Goal.comRamoreboli: Former Orlando Pirates slayer closes in on new club  Goal.com

New Irish Writing: January 2020’s winning poems - Irish TimesNew Irish Writing: January 2020’s winning poems  Irish Times

REPEAT/Halo Commences Formal EU GACP Certification Process for Cannabis Grown at Bophelo in Lesotho, Africa - Business WireREPEAT/Halo Commences Formal EU GACP Certification Process for Cannabis Grown at Bophelo in Lesotho, Africa  Business Wire

How African countries left their colonizers - The Japan TimesHow African countries left their colonizers  The Japan Times

Africa's year in pictures 2019 - BBC NewsAfrica's year in pictures 2019  BBC News

Lesotho’s First Lady Faces Arrest After Fleeing Police Attempts to Question Her On Hubby’s 1st Wife’s Murder - iharare.comLesotho’s First Lady Faces Arrest After Fleeing Police Attempts to Question Her On Hubby’s 1st Wife’s Murder  iharare.com

Home Affairs blocked my ID, says Free State man - GroundUpHome Affairs blocked my ID, says Free State man  GroundUp

Pragnell supports Prince Harry's charity with new diamond rings - Professional JewellerPragnell supports Prince Harry's charity with new diamond rings  Professional Jeweller

Avani to open Nairobi property - Business TravellerAvani to open Nairobi property  Business Traveller

Is West Africa's Eco currency just an echo of the colonial past? - Institute for Security StudiesIs West Africa's Eco currency just an echo of the colonial past?  Institute for Security Studies

Lesotho: Majoro to Investigate Financial Intelligence Unit 'Fraud' - AllAfrica.comLesotho: Majoro to Investigate Financial Intelligence Unit 'Fraud'  AllAfrica.com

Prince Harry Speaks About His and Meghan Markle's Decision, Says They "Aren't Walking Away" - TownandCountrymag.comPrince Harry Speaks About His and Meghan Markle's Decision, Says They "Aren't Walking Away"  TownandCountrymag.com

From dagga laws to Bank nationalisation: Tito Mboweni's tweet spree - DispatchLIVEFrom dagga laws to Bank nationalisation: Tito Mboweni's tweet spree  DispatchLIVE

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah Comments Counterproductive To Fight Against Corruption — Vitus Azeem - Modern GhanaKojo Oppong Nkrumah Comments Counterproductive To Fight Against Corruption — Vitus Azeem  Modern Ghana

As UN Bans Inner City Press E-Asks Spox Dujarric of Cameroon Burundi Cambodia Lesotho Angola UN Rapes Uganda Fleming Bans Press 1000+ UNanswered - Inner City PressAs UN Bans Inner City Press E-Asks Spox Dujarric of Cameroon Burundi Cambodia Lesotho Angola UN Rapes Uganda Fleming Bans Press 1000+ UNanswered  Inner City Press

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

Vodacom Lesotho to train 1500 girls in coding by March | ITWeb - ITWeb AfricaVodacom Lesotho to train 1500 girls in coding by March | ITWeb  ITWeb Africa

OPINION: Load shedding was avoidable with regional input - IOLOPINION: Load shedding was avoidable with regional input  IOL

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

The UK is my home, a place I love, we aren’t walking away, says Prince Harry - The Financial ExpressThe UK is my home, a place I love, we aren’t walking away, says Prince Harry  The Financial Express

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

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

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

"Drugs? Yes, but it was obviously a long time ago...": The week in quotes - TheJournal.ie"Drugs? Yes, but it was obviously a long time ago...": The week in quotes  TheJournal.ie