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Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom entirely surrounded by South Africa, is known for its mountainous terrain and unique political history. Governed as a constitutional monarchy, Lesotho’s political landscape has been marked by periods of political instability, with a constitutional crisis in 2014 leading to intervention by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The political system involves a parliamentary representative democratic structure, with the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), the Democratic Congress (DC), and the All Basotho Convention (ABC) being key political parties. Lesotho has faced challenges related to poverty, HIV/AIDS prevalence, and political tensions. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, textiles, and remittances from Basotho migrant workers in South Africa. The country’s cultural identity is shaped by the Sotho people, with traditions such as the Basotho blanket, traditional music, and the annual Morija Arts and Cultural Festival contributing to its rich heritage. Lesotho faces environmental challenges, including soil erosion, deforestation, and water scarcity. The nation’s unique geography, including the iconic Drakensberg Mountains, attracts tourists seeking outdoor activities. As Lesotho navigates the complexities of political stability and socio-economic development, it remains a distinctive entity within the Southern African region, seeking to balance traditional customs with modern governance structures and international partnerships. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Lesotho.

Lesotho History

Lesotho History

About 25,000 years BC The San, nomadic hunters and gatherers, settled in what is now the state. Of their numerous cave paintings, around 5,000 can still be found in Lesotho. The Sotho nation began...

Lesotho Population 2014

Lesotho 2014

Yearbook 2014 Lesotho. According to Countryaah.com, Lesotho population in 2020 is estimated at 2,142,260. Severe contradictions between Prime Minister Tom Thabane and other parties in the government coalition characterized the year. A serious crisis...