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: 2.2 million (UN 2014)

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

Major Ethic 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

  • Thu - Apr 6, 2017: Jubilee Parties' Merger Should Be Emulated - Lesotho Minister - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Nation] Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing says the decision by the ruling Jubilee coalition to dissolve smaller parties and form a large one should be copied around Africa for the sake of national unity.
  • Mon - Apr 3, 2017: The African Regional Round of the ELSA Moot Court Competition - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Rhodes University] The African Regional Round of the 15th ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law will be hosted by Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa on 9-13th April 2017.