King Lestsie III is the 9th biggest landowner in the world

King Lestsie III is the 9th biggest landowner in the world

- King Lestsie III of Lesotho has been adjudged to be the ninth person in the world who has the most land sites

- The 56-year-old monarch first became king when his father was forced into exile in 1990 before he finally became the leader of the country in 1996 when his dad died

- Lestsie III had his first degree in Law from the National University of Lesotho after his college education in the UK

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According to Africa Facts Zone, King Lestsie III is the ninth biggest landowner in the world and he is the proud owner of the huge landmass of 11,720 square miles in Lesotho.

It should be noted that in his country, there is no individual ownership of land as sites are given to people to farm on in the bid to ensure a balanced land distribution. Aged 56, he became king after his father, Moshoeshoe II, went into exile in 1990.

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Though the position of his father was briefly restored in 1995, Moshoeshoe II soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie again ascended the throne.

He had his education in the United Kingdom at Ampleforth College. Afterward, he proceeded to study at the National University of Lesotho where he graduated with a BA in law.

See his photos below:

King Lestsie III is the 9th biggest landowner in the world
The king has a law degree from the University of Lesotho. Photos sources: Commonwealth, Office Holidays
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Nigeria ranked the most populated country on the African continent with a whopping population of 206.1 million people.

In a table of six African populous countries according to UN estimates, Ethiopia and Egypt followed in the second and third positions with 114.9 million and 102.3 million people respectively

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In other news, Oye Diran is a Nigerian photographer who has been using his creativity and acute lenses to capture history in photographs.

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His latest project which got him featured on CNN was inspired by his old family photo album as he was hooked by the clothes of iro and buba his parents wore in the 60’s and 80’s.

Now resident in New York, the Nigerian said that he was attracted by the richness and elegance of the old outfits, saying they reminded him of how well dressed his parents were when he was young.

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