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Lesotho: Africa's Enclave

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The Kingdom of Lesotho is a country enclaved within South Africa. The country’s formation stemmed from the work of King Moshoeshoe I (1786-1870) who founded the Basotho nation and helped define what it meant to be Basotho. In this episode, we’ll explore the country’s formation, its relationship with South Africa, and recent political challenges which have shaped the nation. *Caveat: you may find some mispronunciations of names and places in this episode, please bear with us as we’re still learning. Music provided by Free Vibes: Warm Nights by Lakey Inspired: Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Sources for further reading: Journal: Political participation of women in Lesotho: the case of Molefi Ts’ epe v The Independent Electoral Commission and Others, judgement of 30 June 2005 - Frans Vilijoen and Martin Nsibirwa,or%20the%20clear%20blue%20skies.&text=The%20bottom%20green%20stripe%20is,fertile%20land%20that%20is%20Lesotho