The Kingdom of Lesotho was previously under the British Crown Colony of Basutoland until declared independent from the United Kingdom on this day in 1966.
Now a sovereign state and a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations and the Southern African Development Community, it is under the leadership of a monarch, King Letse III.
Located in the South of Africa, it has a population of 2 million. The Kingdom of Lesotho is made up of mostly highlands where some of their villages can be reached only on horseback, foot or aircraft.
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Due to the harsh environment, there is limited agricultural produce from that part of the continent. Its food culture features potatoes, seafood, rice, and vegetables, including corn-based dishes.
To celebrate its independence, Face2face Africa brings you some delicious meals that you can only find in Lesotho: