Secretary-General Scotland will meet with political leaders in Lesotho to reaffirm the Commonwealth’s support to the country ahead of general elections on 3 June. Her visit from 24 -27 April is part of the Commonwealth’s long-standing engagement with Lesotho. Assistance to the country has included support with the development of Lesotho’s parliamentary governance, observation of […]
Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho , is an enclaved, landlocked country in southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population slightly over two million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Previously known as Basutoland, Lesotho declared independence from the […]
Press Statement Elizabeth Trudeau Director, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC July 15, 2016 The United States is deeply concerned about increasing pressure on the media in Lesotho, particularly noting the July 9 shooting of Lesotho Times/Sunday Express Editor Lloyd Mutungamiri. Journalists in Lesotho have expressed concern for their safety in the current climate […]
On behalf of President Obama, I congratulate the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the 49th anniversary of your independence.