Lesotho

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INFORMATION

Capital: Maseru

Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Current King: King Letsie III

Economy:

  • Relies heavily on remittances from Basotho employed in South Africa, customs duties from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), and export revenue for the majority of government revenue.

Population: 1,969,334 (2020)

Land Size: 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Sotho: 99.7%
  • Europeans, Asians, and other: 0.3%
Religions:

  • Christian: 80%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 20%

Language(s):

  • Sesotho (official) (southern Sotho)
  • English (official)
  • Zulu
  • Xhosa

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Covid-19 Shock At Leribe Craft Centre - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] IN a shocking development, the Leribe Craft Centre has recorded 43 cases of Covid-19, the National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) has said.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Parliament Passes Diamond Amnesty Law - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a subordinate law which gives persons currently in illegal possession of rough diamonds until 31 January 2021 to declare them to the government.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Bedco in Five-Year Strategic Plan - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO) is hoping to use its newly developed five-year strategic plan to turnaround its wanning fortunes.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Seventeen Higherlife Foundation Lesotho Funded Students Graduate - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] SEVENTEEN HigherLife Foundation Lesotho students have defied the Covid-19 pandemic by graduating with diplomas and degrees from five different institutions of higher learning in Lesotho.
  • Fri - Nov 27, 2020: Mounted Police Body Threatens Police Chief With Another Lawsuit - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho Police Mounted Police Service Staff Association (LEPOSA) has demanded that Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli defers the opening of an "inhabitable" police post in Ha-Palima, Leribe, until it has been renovated to make it fit for human occupation. LEPOSA says it will not hesitate to sue Commissioner Molibeli if he does not yield to its demands.