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

  • Thu - Aug 16, 2018: Lesotho Authorities Accuse Moafrika FM of Incitement for Critical Reports - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station and cease trying to intimidate critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Not Enough Done to Address Cancer - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Kingdom of Lesotho] His Majesty King Letsie III says he is visited by a sense of guilt that Lesotho is not doing enough to address the scourge of cancer.
  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference Ends - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Kingdom of Lesotho] As the 12th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa (SCCA) Conference came to an end on Wednesday, Basotho showed interest in testing for cancer so to know their status.
  • Wed - Aug 15, 2018: Chief Justice Moseneke, Delegation Arrive in Lesotho - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Kingdom of Lesotho] The newly appointed leader of the Mediation Team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitation to Lesotho, former South African (SA) Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and his delegation met His Majesty King Letsie III at the Royal Palace in Maseru on Friday.
  • Sat - Aug 11, 2018: Premier League Season Dates Announced - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] The Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) has finally announced the dates for the commencement of the 2018/19 Premier League season after lengthy delays.