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HEAT WAVE HITS LESOTHO

  As parts of Southern Africa experience record-breaking temperatures and severe heatwaves, the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) advises all to be cautious.  Lesotho is no

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Lesotho is largely covered in grasses, although trees also appear on the landscape. Indigenous trees include Cape willows, cheche bush (used for fuel), and wild olives. Other willows and white poplars have been introduced into the country. 

Not Called The Mountain Kingdom for Nothing

Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana. On the Thaba Bosiu plateau, near Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, are ruins dating from the 19th-century reign of King Moshoeshoe I. Thaba Bosiu overlooks iconic Mount Qiloane, an enduring symbol of the nation’s Basotho people.

2, 070, 000

Population

30, 355

km2, square

1966

Year of Foundation

496 800

Unemployed

11,424 ft

Highest Point

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