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 - May 12, 2021: Police Commissioner Molibeli Fires Leposa Spokesperson - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli has fired Lesotho Mounted Police Service Staff Association (LEPOSA) spokesperson, Police Constable (PC) Motlatsi Mofokeng.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Econo Foods Poised for Growth - Soares - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Businessman Kenny Soares, who runs Econo Foods Lesotho, epitomises the importance of hard work and perseverance. From selling sweets in his school days, he now runs the thriving multi-million maloti meat wholesale business. Econo Foods has become a giant in the meat industry, the just rewards for determination. Mr Soares recently sat down with the Lesotho Times (LT) to discuss the business, his life and outlook going forward. Below are excerpts of the interview.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Standard Bank Launches Instant Loans for SMMEs - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] In yet another ground-breaking development, Standard Lesotho Bank (SLB) this week introduced instant loans for small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs).
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Econet Donates Reflective Vests to Lesotho Mounted Police Service - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Econet Telecom Lesotho this week handed over reflective body vests worth M20 000 to Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Commissioner Holomo Molibeli in Maseru.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Harambee Targets Signing 200 Artistes - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
    [Lesotho Times] Arts management and promotions company Harambee Global Records is targeting to sign at least 200 artistes by the end of 2021.