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: 1,962,461 (2018)

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 - Jun 13, 2019: Strathmore University Floors Harvard School of Law to Win Moot Court Contest - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Nairobi News] Strathmore University has become the first African team to win the John H. Jackson Moot Court competition on WTO law that was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the weekend.
  • Mon - Jun 10, 2019: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.
  • Fri - Jun 7, 2019: Herding Cattle in Gauteng to Send Every Cent Possible to Lesotho - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [GroundUp] "People mistake me for a homeless man, but I'm just a poor country-born herdsman trying to make a living in Gauteng," says Kopano Lekau.
  • Wed - Jun 5, 2019: Zebras to Go for the Jugular - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The senior national football team, Zebras, is expected to aggressively kick Likoena of Lesotho in the COSAFA cup semi-final clash at South Africa's Moses Mabhida Stadium this afternoon.
  • Wed - Jun 5, 2019: 'Two Year-Curse' Strikes Govt As Rantšo Blasts Coalition Partners - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] TROUBLE is brewing in the two year-old governing coalition after Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) leader, Keketso Rantso, openly declared this week she is unhappy with her coalition partners for sidelining her in decision-making.