Lesotho Economy

Economy and Business in Lesotho

Lesotho is one of Africa’s smallest countries; a developing country with limited resources, without access to the sea and heavily dependent on South Africa – which geographically encompasses the mountain country completely. With limited agricultural land and few employment opportunities, labor has been one of Lesotho’s most important export goods, essential to the mining industry […]

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Lesotho Literature

Lesotho Literature

Literally, Lesotho is in a special position in Africa, as the country has a long written literary tradition in the national language Sesotho (Southern Sotho). This tradition began with the missionaries, who started the first printing press in the country as early as 1841. The Bible was finally translated into Sesotho in 1878, but as […]

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Music in Lesotho

Art and Music in Lesotho

Art in Lesotho As elsewhere in southern Africa, rock paintings from prehistoric times, as well as recent times, have been found in Lesotho by the San people. The residential houses have the same appearance as in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Often, the exterior walls are painted in geometric patterns in earth colors, done by […]

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Lesotho History

Lesotho History

Archaeological findings show that people have lived in Lesotho for over 50,000 years. The first inhabitants were hunters and sanctuaries of the San people, who inhabited much of southern Africa. Older history From what is today South Africa, several Bantu peoples immigrated to Lesotho from approx. 1400; first small groups from the nguni people, then […]

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Lesotho Army

Lesotho’s Political System

Following the 1993 constitution, Lesotho is a constitutional and parliamentary democracy. It is also a distinct unitary state. The king’s power is inherited, but according to traditional law, the chief council can both choose and cast a king. Legislative power has been added to a national assembly of 120 members elected in general elections for […]

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Lesotho Geography

Lesotho is an enclave in the southeastern part of South Africa. The country is mountainous and in total is over 1000 meters above sea level. The bedrock consists of Karroo sandstone with an overlying horizontal layer of karroo lava. The eastern 2/3 of the land includes the highest part of Drakensberg -randfjellene on the east […]

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Lesotho

Lesotho is a kingdom in southern Africa, surrounded by South Africa on all sides. The country has just over two million inhabitants, the vast majority of whom belong to the Basotho group. Next to sesotho, English is the country’s official language. People have lived in this area for at least 50,000 years. The Kingdom of […]

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