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: 1,969,334 (2020)

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 - Oct 6, 2021: UK's Africa Minister Jets in for Maiden Visit - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] THE United Kingdom (UK)'s Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford, jetted into the country yesterday for her maiden visit aimed at strengthening relationships between the two nations.
  • Wed - Oct 6, 2021: Lesotho Electricity Company Granted 10% Electricity Tariff Hike - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] CONSUMERS will have to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for electricity with effect from tomorrow.
  • Tue - Oct 5, 2021: Bring On the Covid-19 Passports - Vox Pop - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Lesotho has comfortably surpassed the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s target for countries to have jabbed at least 10 percent of their people against Covid-19 by the end of September 2021.
  • Tue - Oct 5, 2021: CBS Scoops Four Excellence Awards - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Computer Business Solutions (CBS) yesterday won four awards at this year's edition of the PMR Africa Awards.
  • Mon - Oct 4, 2021: Lesotho National Day - 2021 - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [State Department] On behalf of the United States of America, I am pleased to send congratulations to the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho as you commemorate your 55th Independence Day.