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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Lesotho as ski destination [The Morning Call] - africanews

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Lesotho as ski destination [The Morning Call]
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In general when western tourists go to a country in Africa, it is usually to enjoy the sun. But they can also enjoy the snow. In Lesotho (a small landlocked country in South Africa) a ski resort wants to become a destination for skiers. Please click on ...



Africa snowsports: Is Lesotho the next top resort? - BBC News - BBC News

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Africa snowsports: Is Lesotho the next top resort? - BBC News
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The world's best-known ski slopes might be in Europe and North America, but Africa is now vying for attention.
Africa snowsports: Is Lesotho the next top resort?BBC News

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Lesotho: Magistrates Call Off Strike - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Magistrates Call Off Strike
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"We did not meet the minister of justice as we had expected but his PS together with the public service PS met us on behalf of the government and we tabled our grievances as well as proposals to address them," Mr Molapo told the Lesotho Times yesterday.



Hotel Review: Avani Maseru, Lesotho - Times LIVE

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Hotel Review: Avani Maseru, Lesotho
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Lesotho: Govt Sets Date for National Leaders' Forum - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Govt Sets Date for National Leaders' Forum
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The forum comes against the background of Southern African Development Community (SADC) ultimatum that Lesotho must have fully implemented constitutional and security sector reforms by May 2019. The reforms process has stalled largely as a result of ...



Lesotho: Still no justice for attempted murder of newspaper editor - Amnesty International

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Lesotho: Still no justice for attempted murder of newspaper editor
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Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri, who was shot outside his home in the capital Maseru on 9 July 2016 after his newspaper published a controversial story about the head of the military, has been unable to return to work due to his injuries and he ...



Lesotho newspaper editor 'denied chance for closure': AI - News24

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Lesotho newspaper editor 'denied chance for closure': AI
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Rights group Amnesty International has called on Lesotho authorities to "show their commitment to press freedom" by resolving the case of a prominent journalist Lloyd Mutungamiri, who is still awaiting justice two years on from the shooting that nearly ...

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Lesotho: Amnesty Bemoans Delays in Editor's Shooting Trial - AllAfrica.com

Lesotho: Amnesty Bemoans Delays in Editor's Shooting Trial
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INTERNATIONAL human rights body, Amnesty International, says the government's delay in trying the suspects in the attempted murder of the Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri is "an affront to press freedom" which can only serve to entrench the ...



Snow blankets Drakensberg as cold front sets in - eNCA

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Snow blankets Drakensberg as cold front sets in
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LESOTHO - Snow is falling across the Drakensberg, parts of the Eastern Cape and in neighbouring Lesotho. Temperatures plummeted overnight as another cold front swept across the country. IN PICTURES: Cold front brings snow to some parts of SA.
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PHOTOS: Snowfall on the Berg as cold front grips KZNEast Coast Radio
Snow has fallen on some parts of the Drakensberg, which will bring cold weather to much of KZNLadysmith Gazette

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Nkwinti off to see Lesotho Highlands Water Project progress - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Nkwinti off to see Lesotho Highlands Water Project progress
Creamer Media's Engineering News
"Minister Nkwinti will also have discussions with his counterpart from the government of Lesotho, Minister of Water, the Honourable Samonyane Ntsekele. These discussions will not just revolve on issues surrounding the Project, but will include other ...