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

  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Lesotho Slammed for Shutting Down 'Anti-Govt' Radio Station - Report - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [News24Wire] Lesotho's government has reportedly defended its decision to shut down a privately owned radio station that is seen as being anti-government.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Rugby - All Set for International Rugby Festival - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FRL) says all is set for next weekend's Maseru International Sevens tournament at Setsoto Stadium.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Population Passes Two Million Mark - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S population breached the two million mark for the first time in the country's history, the preliminary results of the 2016 Population and Housing Census (PHC) show.
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Crime Briefs - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Qacha's Nek
  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: LNOC Appeals to CAS - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) has appealed against the arbitration ruling by Advocate Monaheng Rasekoai directing them to hold fresh elections.