In this episode, we look into the history and current affairs of Lesotho, a country roughly size of Maryland that is landlocked in South Africa.
Much of Lesotho’s history and culture has been shaped by its mountainous terrain, which historically served as a fortress from outside threats. Today, the Lesotho highlands play an integral part in the local Sotho culture.
However, Lesotho currently faces several challenges, including low life expectancy, water security concerns, tepid economic growth, and a high HIV/AIDS prevalence.
This Spotlight Episode explores the history, culture, and key issues Lesotho faces today.
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching this topic:
- Lesotho, Countries and their Cultures
- Lesotho Highlands Water Project, Water Technology
- Lesotho, CIA World Factbook