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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Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue - News24

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Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue
News24
Cape Town Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue. In a statement, the presidency said that the SADC ...
Ramaphosa to attend post-elections dialogue in LesothoAfrican Independent

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Namibia to send 250 soldiers to Lesotho - New Era

New Era

Namibia to send 250 soldiers to Lesotho
New Era
Windhoek-Cabinet has authorised the Ministry of Defence to avail 250 members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) to be deployed to support the SADC contingency force in the Kingdom of Lesotho. This was revealed by Information and Communication ...
Namibia to send peacekeepers to LesothoNamibian
Namibia sends troops to Lesotho as part of SADC missionJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)

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Former military chief in Lesotho charged with murder - News24

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Former military chief in Lesotho charged with murder
News24
Maseru - A former military commander in Lesotho has been charged with murdering a police official during a purported 2014 attempt to topple the government of the small African mountain kingdom. Tlali Kamoli on Monday also is charged with attempted ...
Retired Lesotho army commander appears in courtSouth African Broadcasting Corporation
Former Lesotho defence chief arresteddefenceWeb
Kamoli to provide answers about Lesotho's security | OFMofm.co.za
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)
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SADC's delay over Lesotho triggers fears of violence - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

SADC's delay over Lesotho triggers fears of violence
Daily Maverick
Lesotho foreign minister Lesego Makgothi flew to Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday to meet SADC executive secretary Stergomena Tax to demand an explanation for the delay in deploying a peacekeeping force to Lesotho. Lesotho's Prime Minister Tom ...



SABC's Lesotho reporter flees after death threats - EWN - Eyewitness News

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SABC's Lesotho reporter flees after death threats - EWN
Eyewitness News
Threats were made on SABC journalist Nthakoana Ngatane's life as she tried to cover the political unrest unfolding there.

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Former Lesotho army chief arrested | Africanews - africanews

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Former Lesotho army chief arrested | Africanews
africanews
The former head of Lesotho's armed forces has been arrested over unspecified offences committed during his fours years in the job.
Lesotho: Kamoli Detained - allAfrica.comAllAfrica.com

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Police nab Lesotho woman hiding tik in juice and biscuit boxes | The ... - Citizen

Citizen

Police nab Lesotho woman hiding tik in juice and biscuit boxes | The ...
Citizen
Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman from Lesotho with tik valued at R250,000 hidden in juice cartons and biscuit boxes in her handbag.

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SADC delays sending protection force into troubled Lesotho | Daily ... - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

SADC delays sending protection force into troubled Lesotho | Daily ...
Daily Maverick
SADC military chiefs have decided that a second technical assessment is needed before sending a peacekeeping force into Lesotho. By PETER FABRICIUS.
Is Sadc at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho? | The HeraldThe Herald

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Thousands of Bicycles donated to African nation | abc7chicago.com - WLS-TV

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Thousands of Bicycles donated to African nation | abc7chicago.com
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Bikes for Lesotho has sent 4500 bicycles to the Kingdom of Lesotho, helping children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS crisis.
Thousands of African kids proud bike owners thanks to Chicago ...WGN-TV

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Lesotho: school girl dies from illegal abortion - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)

Lesotho: school girl dies from illegal abortion
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (blog)
A 15-year-old girl attending Bochaletsane High School in Mants'onyane village in Lesotho's Thaba Tseka district was reported by police Tuesday to have died due to termination of pregnancy.Lesotho is among the 14 African countries, including Angola, ...