Political Economy Summary
|Independence||4 October 1966|
|Head of State||King Letsie III|
|Head of Government||P.M. Thomas Thabane|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs||Lesego Makgothi|
|Minister of Finance||Moeketsi Majoro|
|Central Bank Govenor||Retselisitsoe Adelaide Matlanyane|
|Next National Elections Date||2022|
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Lesotho’s real GDP growth rate increased from an annual average of 1.8% from 2015/16 to 2017/18, to a projected 2.9% in FY2018/19. Real GDP growth ...
Political instability and conflict has become systematic in Lesotho since independence in 1966. The country attained independence under the leadership of Leabua Jonathan of the ...
Lesotho’s current land governance and land reform programme is informed by the Land Act 8 of 2010, which succeeds the Land Act 17 of 1979 ...
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Interview analysing the impact of the SADC Preventative Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho (SAPMIL) and the possible implications of the opposition party pulling out ...
Interview about the current situation in Zambia with Hakainde Hichilema who was arrested for treason and is current awaiting his court ruling. The interview also ...