October 2007
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Lesotho;Oct2007, p2
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The article presents information on the history of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The country gained its independence from Great Britain on October 4, 1966. The Basotho National Party ruled by decree until a military coup ousted the party in January 1986. The Military Council then came into power, granting executive powers to King Moshoeshoe II who was until then a ceremonial monarch.


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