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

  • Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Zagro Deejays Drop Debut Album - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] ZAGRO Deejays' debut offering which is set for release next month could take the local entertainment scene by storm, if the rave reviews for the first single on social media and radio stations are anything to go by.
  • Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Nyovest Billed for Lesotho Tour - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Multi-award winning South African rapper Cassper Nyovest will bring his Thuto Album Tour to Lehakoe Recreation Club in Maseru on 28 July.
  • Mon - Jul 10, 2017: Firm Clinches M445m Water Project Deal - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] A LOCAL company, LYMA Consulting Engineers has made history after being part of a consortium that was awarded a lucrative M445 million contract for the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam.
  • Mon - Jul 10, 2017: Minister Vows to Revive Cooperatives Sector - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE government has committed to foster the development of cooperatives at schools and tertiary educational institutions as part of interventions to ensure such enterprises are sustainable.
  • Mon - Jul 10, 2017: Battle for Senate Leadership - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] A SPECIAL Senate meeting to elect the upper house's president, vice-president and swearing in members has been postponed for the third time at the 11th hour amid allegations the delay was meant to allow the coalition government to weigh in on the candidate for the presidency.