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      Adopted 2006
Lesotho, coat of arms - vector image
           1966-2006 
       1822               Lesotho Kingdom
12 Mar 1868 - 04 Oct 1966 British Protectorate
11 Aug 1871 - 18 Mar 1884 Annexed to Cape Colony
30 Apr 1965               Autonomy
04 Oct 1966               Independence, Kingdom of Lesotho
 
Monarchs
       1822 - 18 Jan 1870 Basuto, Moshweshwe I ................... 1786-1870
18 Jan 1870 - 20 Nov 1891 Basuto, Letsie I Moshoeshoe ............ 1811-1891
20 Nov 1891 - 18 Aug 1905 Basuto, Lerotholi Lestsie .............. 1836-1905
21 Aug 1905 - 28 Jan 1913 Basuto, Letsie II Lerotholi ............ 1869-1913
11 Jan 1913 -    Jul 1939 Basuto, Nathaniel Griffith Lerothli .... 1871-1939
03 Aug 1939 - 26 Dec 1940 Basuto, Simon Seeiso Griffith .......... 1905-1940
26 Jan 1940 - 28 Jan 1941 Prince Gabasane Masopha ................ 1908-1949
28 Jan 1941 - 12 Mar 1960 Masntsebo Amelia Matsaba Sempe ......... 1902-1964
                          (acting)
12 Mar 1960 - 12 Nov 1990 Basuto, Moshweshe II (1st Time) ........ 1938-1996
12 Nov 1990 - 25 Jan 1995 Basuto, Letsie III (1st Time) .......... 1963-
25 Jan 1995 - 15 Jan 1996 Basuto, Moshweshe II (2nd Time)
07 Feb 1996 -             Basuto, Letsie III (2nd Time)
 
Prime Ministers
06 May      - 07 Jul 1965 Chief Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane .... 1918-1986
07 Jul 1965 - 20 Jan 1986 Chief Joseph Leabua Jonathan ........... s.a
Chairmen of the Military Council
24 Jan 1986 - 02 May 1991 Justin Metsing Lekhanya ................ 1938-
02 May 1991 - 02 Apr 1993 Elias Phisoanna Ramaem ................. 1933-
Prime Minister
02 Apr 1993 - 17 Aug 1994 Ntse Mokhehle (1st Time) ............... 1918-1999
17 Aug      - 14 Sep 1994 Hae Phoofolo ........................... 1946-
14 Sep 1994 - 29 May 1998 Ntse Mokhehle (2nd Time)
29 May 1998 - 08 Jun 2012 Bethuel Pakalitha Mosisili ............. 1945-
08 Jun 2012 -             Tom Motsoahae Thabane .................. 1939-
                          (in South Africa exile 31 Aug - 03 Sep 2014)
31 Aug      - 03 Sep 2014 Mothetjoa Metsing ...................... 1967-
                          (acting for Thabane)

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