Lesotho Overview Nations // Africa



OVERVIEW The Kingdom of Lesotho is an independent nation in southern Africa; its territory is completely surrounded by South Africa, which protects it from international threats. However, that geographic position also exposes vulnerabilities, since Lesotho borders South Africa's Natal province, where ethnic disturbances are a potential risk. Lesotho was formed from Basutoland, which opposed being incorporated into South Africa. In 1960, Britain granted Basutoland a new constitution....

 

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