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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Lesotho: Food Insecurity - Emergency Appeal n°MDRSL004 Final Report - ReliefWeb

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Lesotho: Food Insecurity - Emergency Appeal n°MDRSL004 Final Report
ReliefWeb
This Emergency Appeal was launched on 22 January 2016 for CHF 664,073 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) to respond to the food security needs of 4,500 drought affected beneficiaries for six months.



SADC Observer Mission readies for Lesotho elections - South African Broadcasting Corporation

SADC Observer Mission readies for Lesotho elections
South African Broadcasting Corporation
SADC Observer Mission readies for Lesotho elections. Wednesday 24 May 2017 08:00. Nthakoana Ngatane. SADC has deployed a total of 41 observers, from 9 countries for the June 3 General Elections in Lesotho.(SABC) ...



Bumpy road ahead of Lesotho poll - Southern Times Africa

Southern Times Africa

Bumpy road ahead of Lesotho poll
Southern Times Africa
The ABC and the BNP are part of an opposition bloc quartet that also includes the Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) and the newly founded Alliance of Democrats (AD). The bloc commanded the support of 74 members in Lesotho's 120 members National ...
Khama runs out of patience with MosisiliMmegi Online

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Lesotho PM Mosisili must sign election pledge, churches demand ... - News24

News24

Lesotho PM Mosisili must sign election pledge, churches demand ...
News24
The Christian Council of Lesotho has reportedly demanded that Prime Minister Pakalithi Mosisili and his deputy Mothetjoa Metsing sign a pledge to accept the ...

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Mugabe hopes for peaceful poll in Lesotho - Southern Times Africa

Southern Times Africa

Mugabe hopes for peaceful poll in Lesotho
Southern Times Africa
President Robert Mugabe has expressed hope the coming parliamentary elections in Lesotho will be conducted in a peaceful environment which will usher in lasting peace and stability. Speaking at a banquet in honour of King Letsie III, who was on a ...



Lesotho King to consult Mugabe on elections - NewsDay

NewsDay

Lesotho King to consult Mugabe on elections
NewsDay
VISITING Lesotho King Letsie III, born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso, is reportedly on a mission to consult President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle on election management as the mountain kingdom prepares for crunch polls in June this year, ...
Lesotho King Letsie III 'to seek help from his elder Mugabe' on elections – reportNews24
Zimbabwe vows to support Lesotho in upcoming electionsSouth African Broadcasting Corporation
Lesotho Endorses Mugabe DictatorshipZimEye - Zimbabwe News
Chronicle -DailyNews -The Zimbabwe Daily
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Op-Ed: Lesotho elections – maturing democracy or a failure of institutions? - Daily Maverick

Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: Lesotho elections – maturing democracy or a failure of institutions?
Daily Maverick
John Aerni-Flessner is an assistant professor of African History whose work focuses on 20th century Lesotho. He is based at the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University (US). His writing has appeared in academic ...

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Lesotho King Letsie hails Mugabe's 'wise guidance and astute leadership' - News24

News24

Lesotho King Letsie hails Mugabe's 'wise guidance and astute leadership'
News24
Harare – Lesotho's King Letsie III has praised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, for his "wise guidance and astute leadership", which he said helped bring "political stability" to the mountain kingdom, state media reported on Tuesday. According ...
Lesotho King jets in for 4-day State visitNewsDay
Lesotho king in Zim for State visitChronicle
King Letsie III pays debt of gratitude • Hails President Mugabe's leadership • Thanks Zim for solving instability in ...The Herald
Southern Times Africa -Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)
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Beauty of Victoria Falls impresses Lesotho's King Letsie III - Chronicle

Chronicle

Beauty of Victoria Falls impresses Lesotho's King Letsie III
Chronicle
The King who was accompanied by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko and Lesotho Minister of Health Dr Molotsi Monyamane and other officials from both countries, said his country wanted to partner Zimbabwe in implementing programmes to boost ...
Lesotho King urges Zimbabweans to cherish historyNews Ghana
Mphoko, King Letsie gallivant in Vic FallsNew Zimbabwe.com

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Lesotho Key Message Update, May 2017 - Reliefweb

Lesotho Key Message Update, May 2017
Reliefweb
Minimal (IPC Phase 1) food security outcomes are expected in Lesotho between May and September. This is due to improved food security outcomes mostly contributed by the 2017 harvest which is ongoing. Most households in Lesotho are in the middle of ...

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