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  Lesotho Embassy in Washington - Historical Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Moshoeshoe was born at Menkhoaneng in the Northern part of present-day Lesotho in 1786.
In was successfully defended against an Amangwane army in 1828; against the Batlokoa during Moshoeshoe's absence on a cattle raid in 1829; and against the Ndebele of Mzilikaziin 1831.
The British protection sought by Moshoeshoe proved to be a mixed blessing, for Britain found it convenient to annex Lesotho to the Cape Colony which in 1872 was granted internal self- government by London.
www.lesothoemb-usa.gov.ls /profile.htm   (4532 words)

 Lesotho. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
All land in Lesotho is held by the king in trust for the Sotho nation and is apportioned on his behalf by local chiefs; non-Sotho may not hold land.
Sheep are bred for wool, and cattle and Angora goats are raised.
Lesotho is a water-rich nation in a water-starved region.
www.bartleby.com /65/le/Lesotho.html   (1047 words)

 FACT SHEET: Lesotho at a Glance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Lesotho, pronounced le-SOO-too, was sparsely populated by San bushmen, Qhuaique, until the end of the 16th century.
During Moshoeshoe's reign (1823-70), a series of wars with South Africa from 1856-68, resulted in the loss of extensive Basotho land, now known as the "Lost Territory." In order to protect his people, Moshoeshoe appealed to Queen Victoria for assistance, and in 1868 the land that is present-day Lesotho was placed under British protection.
Because Moshoeshoe II initially refused to return to Lesotho under the new rules of the government in which the King was endowed only with ceremonial powers, Moshoeshoe's son was installed as King Letsie III.
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 - South Africa Tours - Lesotho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Moshoeshoe was born at Menkhoaneng village in the vicinity of Botha-Bothe in the North of Lesotho.
Moshoeshoe was born roughly in 1786, but since the Basotho did not keep strict account of their age the date is approximate.
Moshoeshoe’s own village was situated between the Khubelu and Ramaseli passes: that of his father, Mokhachane, was located on the western buttress: and None’s settlement guarded the southern buttress; whilst the other villages were grouped around the north and west flanks.
www.go2southafrica.com /South-Africa-Tours/Lesotho   (2547 words)

 Lesotho Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
All land in Lesotho is held by the king and is allocated to Basotho residents by local chiefs; foreigners are forbidden to own land.
The local currency is the loti (plural, maloti); Lesotho belongs to a common monetary agreement with South Africa, Namibia, and Swaziland.
Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme at the center of the country, with one dam completed in 1996, another in 1998, and one under construction, and four more planned, will provide power for Lesotho and, eventually, to a power grid comprising all SADC countries and provide water for South Africa, to be completed by 2020.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Lesotho.html   (981 words)

 Lesotho - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The 'captive states' of Southern Africa and China: the PRC and Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.
Lesotho and the new South Africa: the question of incorporation.
The late Quaternary landscape at Sehonghong in the Lesotho highlands, southern Africa.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-lesotho.html   (1237 words)

 The History of Lesotho
In 1966 the Kingdom of Lesotho became a fully independent nation, and the present monarch, King Letsie III is a great grandson of King Moshoeshoe I. The Basotho nation was forged by their first king, Moshoeshoe the Great.
Moshoeshoe was a minor chief, and he' and his followers were defending a mountain fortress near Butha Buthe.
With the pressure mounting Moshoeshoe appealed to the British for protection and, in March 1868, the country became a British protectorate and thus the Basotho were saved.
www.seelesotho.com /travel/info/history.htm   (1002 words)

Lesotho is often referred to as "The Kingdom in the Sky" or "The Switzerland of southern Africa" because of the stark beauty of its rugged mountainous terrain.
Moshoeshoe II, great-grandson of Moshoeshoe I, was installed as king and head of state, and Leabua Jonathan served as prime minister and head of government.
Lesotho is a very homogenous nation, both in terms of the ethnic makeup of its population as well as religion and culture.
www.everyculture.com /Ja-Ma/Lesotho.html   (3212 words)

 World InfoZone - Lesotho Facts
Lesotho is known as the "Mountain Kingdom", the "Kingdom in the Sky" and the "Roof of Africa".
Lesotho (Basutoland) became a British Protectorate in 1865; in 1870 the British annexed the kingdom.
The Kingdom of Lesotho is one of three remaining monarchies in Africa.
www.worldinfozone.com /facts.php?country=Lesotho   (291 words)

Lesotho is also known as the Mountain Kingdom and has two main mountain ranges: the Drakensberg, which has the highest mountain in southern Africa, and the Maluti.
Basotho, the inhabitants of Lesotho, were brought together from scattered ethnic groups in the 19th century by King Moshoeshoe-I and settled together in this mountainous region of southern Africa.
Lesotho regained independence in 1966, and functioned as a multi-party democracy from independence until 1986, when a military regime took power.
us-africa.tripod.com /lesotho.html   (990 words)

 All Things Royal > Koninkrijk van Lesotho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Lesotho is één van de 3 landen ter wereld die volledig omgeven is door een ander land, de andere 2 zijn San Marino en Vaticaanstad, beide in Italië.
Moshoeshoe II Constantine Bereng Seeiso (Thabang, 2 mei 1938-Maloti Mountains, 15 januari 1996), was van 1960 tot 1965 Paramount Chief van Basotholand en van 1965 tot 1990 en van 1995 tot 1996 koning van Lesotho.
King Letsie III of Lesotho (David Mohato Bereng Seeiso) (38) married Miss Karabo Anna Mots'oeneng (23) from South Africa in a lavish ceremony in the national soccer stadium at the capital Maseru, Lesotho.
allthingsroyal.nl /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t963.html   (2296 words)

 Sesotho Web : Basotho in Lesotho   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
King Moshoeshoe was the son of a chief of the Bakoteli - a branch of the Koena (Crocodile) clan.
A democratic government was envisaged for Lesotho but due to military coups and interference the country was ruled by the military for the period between 1986 and 1993.
The then king, Moshoeshoe II was given executive powers but was soon dethroned and replaced by Prince Mohato as Letsie III in 1990.The constitution was suspended and an interim government created after the Palace Coup of 1994.
www.sesotho.web.za /lesotho.htm   (1121 words)

 Lesotho travel guide - Wikitravel
Lesotho is totally surrounded by South Africa and is making a reputation for itself as a fantastic adventure holiday destination.
Lesotho has a history as a very safe, peaceful and welcoming country, and as such locals and the government are outraged at these attacks, and the police are usually very efficient and helpful when these crimes occur.
Lesotho is at a very high altitude, and the air is very thin especially in the Highlands, be warned that you may suffer from altitude sickness when you first arrive.
wikitravel.org /en/Lesotho   (2828 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Moshoeshoe
Lesotho, officially Kingdom of Lesotho, kingdom (2005 est.
137,837), capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, on the Caledon River, near the border with the Republic of South Africa.
King Moshoeshoe II Dies at 57; Twice Regained Lesotho Crown
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 Lesotho (10/06)
Lesotho's mission to the United Nations is located at 204 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016 (tel: 212-661-1690).
Lesotho's economy is based on water and electricity sold to South Africa, manufacturing, earnings from the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), agriculture, livestock, and to some extent earnings of laborers employed in South Africa.
Lesotho is a member of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) in which tariffs have been eliminated on the trade of goods with other member countries, which include Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2831.htm   (2842 words)

 Moshoeshoe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Moshoeshoe instilled a sense of identity and unity that inspired his people to defend the kingdom against any external threat to their independence and was able to resist the Zulus and the Boers.
Moshoeshoe resorted to diplomacy to avert the Zulu threat, while he sought British protection to forestall the Boers from colonizing Basutoland.
Moshoeshoe, expecting to recover all his lands, had to relinquish yet more land, which effectively reduced his kingdom to half its previous size.
www.blackhistorypages.net /pages/moshoeshoe.php   (530 words)

 afrol News - Lesotho's royal house - a world apart
Moshoeshoe and his successors maintained independence from white-ruled South Africa through military power and diplomatic wisdom, forming a protectorate under direct protection from London.
With the 1966 constitution, that made the paramount chief a king, power was given to elected politicians and Lesotho was made a constitutional monarchy.
For most fellow countrymen, the news of the birth of a new prince is indeed of interest, given the male line of succession in chieftaincy and monarchy and given the historic continuity from the glorious days of Moshoeshoe that is marked with the birth.
www.afrol.com /features/10590   (1862 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Lesotho including economic and travel overviews and directories of ...
Lesotho is a landlocked independent republic with a democratic government situated within the borders of South Africa and forms part of the Southern African region.
The Lesotho oil industry is one of the key elements in the economy of the country.
Lesotho is a member of the Southern Africa Customs Union with Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Swaziland, and there are generally no import restrictions on goods moving between the five countries and imports from countries outside the SACU are usually licensed in conformity with South Africa's import regulations.
www.mbendi.co.za /cylecy.htm   (915 words)

 Moshoeshoe — FactMonster.com
Lesotho: History, Geography, Government, and Culture - Information on Lesotho — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
137,837), capital of the Kingdom of Lesotho, on the Caledon River, near...
Lesotho: History - History San (Bushmen), who were the region's earliest known inhabitants, were supplanted several...
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 On Lesotho: January 2004
It houses the flora and fauna of Lesotho.
One of the things that we seem to believe in Lesotho, or even in Africa as a whole, is that the country must serve the interests of the party or of the party guru.
The Prime Minister of Lesotho, Pakalitha Mosisili who is also the chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation issued a statement on behalf of SADC member countries shortly after the decision to uphold the suspension of Zimbabwe from the Commonwealth was announced.
lesotho.blogspot.com /2004_01_01_lesotho_archive.html   (10452 words)

 Lesotho: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Lesotho (formerly Basutoland) was constituted a native state under British protection by a treaty signed with the native chief Moshoeshoe in 1843.
King Moshoeshoe II was briefly exiled, but he returned after a compromise with Jonathan: the new constitution would name him head of state but forbid his participation in politics.
Lesotho: Economy - Economy All land in Lesotho is held by the king in trust for the Sotho nation and is apportioned on...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107714.html   (680 words)

 Morija Museum and Archive
Moshoeshoe, fluent in both Sotho and Nguni languages, was well placed to unite large numbers of Nguni into the new Basotho nation after 1820.
When marauders from the West appeared in Lesotho, in the dying days of the Lifaqane, Moshoeshoe invited the missionaries to assist him in his nation building.
As we struggle to establish a political authority in Lesotho today that's based upon consensus and demo cratically shared values, it may well be necessary to cater more fully for our own traditions and evolving social formation.
www.seelesotho.com /travel/cities/morija_museum.htm   (834 words)

 Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Moshoeshoe II (May 2, 1938 - January 15, 1996) was the paramount chief of Lesotho, succeeding paramount chief Seeiso from 1960 until it gained full independence from Britain in 1966.
Jonathan was deposed in 1986 and the king gained some power, but he was deposed in 1990, while his son Letsie III was forced to take his place as king.
Moshoeshoe went to exile in the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Moshoeshoe_II_of_Lesotho   (277 words)

News from the Lesotho Government Portal (http://www.lesotho.gov.ls/articles/2006/Senators_New_Flag.php) is that a new flag has been adopted, a bill passed the Senate on Wednesday, and that it will fly for the first time at midnight on this coming Tuesday, the 40th anniversary of independence.
The process by which these hats became associated with Moshoeshoe is reflective of the construction of national identity in Lesotho.
After Martin's superb depiction of the design of the Basotho hat on the new Lesotho flag, I checked Whitney Smith's "Flags through the Ages and Across the World" (1975) [smi75b] and notice that the illustration of the Basotho hat on the 1966 flag is the same as that found on the new flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ls.html   (2959 words)

 Reizen naar Lesotho
South African rental cars can be brought into Lesotho, if written permission is given by the rental company at the time of renting.
A.o.: Lesotho to Cape Town, 20 days of exciting travelling through south-west Lesotho, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and the famous Garden- and Wine-Route.
The annual Morija arts festival portrays at the best level the rich culture and celebrations that Lesotho is truly proud of.
www.reiswijs.nl /landeninfo/afrika/lesotho/lesotho.html   (540 words)

 DEATH OF KING MOSHOESHOE II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
DEATH OF KING MOSHOESHOE II The African National Congress has learned with great sadness of the untimely and tragic death this morning of King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.
King Moshoeshoe occupied a prominent position in the recent history of the southern African subcontinent.
The ANC extends, in particular, its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of King Moshoeshoe.
www.anc.org.za /ancdocs/pr/1996/pr0115a.html   (90 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royalty in Lesotho - History, News, Books
The early years of Lesotho's independence were marked by political turmoil, and in 1990 King Moshoeshoe II went into exile.
For a time his son Letsie III was Lesotho's figurehead monarch, but Moshoeshoe resumed his reign in 1995.
The name Sentebale was chosen "because the two Princes see its work as a memorial to the charity work of their own mothers," Queen Mamohato and Princess Diana.
www.royalty.nu /Africa/Lesotho.html   (459 words)

King Moshoeshoe II, 57, died early Monday morning in an automobile accident en route to his home in the capital, Maseru, according to media reports.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of King Moshoeshoe II, who led his Basotho nation to independence and championed democracy and respect for cultural diversity throughout his life.
I remember the King best for his moving speech at UNESCO on the occasion of our 50th Anniversary last 16 November, when he spoke powerfully on behalf of all marginalised peoples and cultures.
www.unesco.org /op/eng/unescopress/96-04e.htm   (152 words)

 Butha-Buthe, Lesotho
In the early 19th century, tribal groups fleeing from the violent Zulu King Shaka found refuge in the high Maluti Mountains.
One group under Moshoeshoe I successfully defended the flat-topped sandstone plateau of Buta-Buthe Mountain for two years before relocating to Thaba Bosiu.
Butha-Buthe’s summit is accessible by a fairly stiff but not outrageously difficult climb, which may suggest why Moshoeshoe felt inclined to move.
www.go2africa.com /lesotho/Lesotho/butha-buthe   (183 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Country profiles | Timeline: Lesotho
1966 - Independence as Kingdom of Lesotho, with Moshoeshoe II as king and Chief Leabua Jonathan (Basotho National Party) as prime minister.
He forms the Lesotho Congress of Democrats (LCD).
Lesotho promotes testing, condom use to stem spread of HIV
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/2005964.stm   (586 words)

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