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: 1,958,042 (2017)

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

  • Wed - Nov 28, 2018: Parliamentarians Demand 100% Salary Increase - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [This is Africa] A factory worker in Lesotho earns about $144 per month while a parliamentarian earns $2,600 monthly. But can you guess who wants a 100% increase in salary?
  • Fri - Nov 16, 2018: Kapombe, Mandawa May Miss Lesotho Encounter - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Two national soccer team (Taifa Stars) players, Shomari Kapombe and Rashid Mandawa are in doubt to play in the crucial Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) encounter against Lesotho to be held in Maseru on Sunday due to injury.