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.
Freedom in the World — Lesotho Country Report
Lesotho is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
News & Perspectives on Lesotho
NEW REPORT: Freedom in Africa Improved Slightly in 2022 but Challenges Persist
March 9, 2023
Lesotho: Authorities Should Withdraw Communications Regulations
June 21, 2021
Lesotho’s Early Elections Test Its Democracy
February 26, 2015