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Lesotho

Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy. In recent years, the army’s involvement in the country’s already fragile politics has resulted in political instability and a security crisis. Corruption remains a challenge. Customary practice and law restricts women’s rights in areas such as property, inheritance, and marriage and divorce.

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Freedom in the World — Lesotho Country Report

Lesotho is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide. 

News & Perspectives on Lesotho