• Lesotho becomes a British protectorate.

  • Lesotho becomes a British colony but the country retains a large degree of autonomy.

  • Independence is granted to Lesotho.

  • The first phase of Lesotho's multi-billion dollar Highlands Water Project begins, which supplies water to South Africa.

  • Pakalitha Mosisili becomes prime minister at the head of a coalition formed after early elections.

  • Prime Minister Mosisili loses early elections, Thomas Thabane returns to power.

Sources:

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