Lesotho Economy

Lesotho Society and Economy

Social development The low life expectancy, as well as the high infant mortality rate demonstrate the harshness of the living conditions. The average daily caloric intake per capita is very low, 2,299, and the population suffers from an overwhelming lack of drinking water. Health There are only health centers in urban areas and very few […]

Lesotho History

Lesotho History and Geography

History The first residents of Lesotho are believed to have been the San, or Bushmen, displaced during the 18th century by the Nguni (Bantu language group). Beginning in 1790, Sotho- speaking tribes were also established, peacefully coexisting with the Nguni until the early 19th century. At that time, King Shaka, head of the Zulu empire of what is now South African territory, tried to conquer […]