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Lesotho: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 2:53 pm
Sentebale means “forget me not” in in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho. That’s the name of Prince Harry’s charity, which helps the littlest victims of Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Harry stars in a new documentary about Lesotho. On his first visit, he was struck by Lesotho’s raw beauty, but also by the many children whose lives were shattered by HIV. Lesotho is often overlooked by travelers to Africa, but once people venture within its borders, they fall in love with the country, writes Lucy Corne for AFKTravel.com.
Joe Kennedy, 7:00 am
Known as the mountain kingdom, Lesotho is the highest country on the planet and rich with dramatic scenery. Its lowest point is 4,593 feet above sea level, and 80 percent of the country is above 5,906 feet. Completely surrounded by South Africa, Lesoto couldn’t be more different. It’s considered a greatly underrated travel destination — safe, affordable, culturally rich and easily accessible from Durban and Johannesburg.
Keren Mikva, 7:17 am AFKI Original
The rich and diverse culture of the Sotho people is integral to the composition of southern Africa, where about 7 million people identify as Sotho. One of the first African languages to be written down, Sesotho literature is incredibly diverse and impressive. French missionaries transmuted Sesotho into writing beginning in 1833, and Thomas Mofolo’s “Chaka,” written in 1925, was one of the first Sotho books written. It is still read today.
Staff, 3:44 am
AIM-listed Paragon Diamonds is developing the sizeable Lemphane Mine and has recently agreed to acquire another sizeable mine, the Mothae Mine, both in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho, in southern Africa. In January, Paragon announced it had teamed up with International Triangle General Trading, a Dubai-based firm, for a debt and equity package of up to US$28 million.
Staff, 8:00 am
Africa-focused Firestone Diamonds narrowed its 2015 interim loss to $4.4-million, as its Liqhobong project, in Lesotho, moved into the construction phase in the six months ended December 31. The Aim-listed company on Thursday said construction on the $185.4-million project, which had started in late June 2014, was progressing
Ann Brown, 6:00 pm
From ABC News The Maseru Sun hotel in Lesotho says it welcomes families and business travelers. But most guests on a recent weekend were South African security forces, sent to keep order after a bout of violent unrest that has raised questions about the viability of the southern African kingdom as a sovereign nation. While […]
Makula Dunbar, 1:41 pm
Lesotho are confident they can start their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign on a positive note when they travel to Ouagadougou to face Burkina Faso in a Group D match at the Stade du 4 Août on Saturday. Kick-off is at 6:00pm (CAT). It will be the first ever meeting between the two countries as they go in search of qualification for Morocco 2015. Speaking ahead of the game Lesotho midfielder Litšepe Marabe is aware of how important it is to get off to a positive start
Andrew Friedman, 4:05 am AFKI Original
The crisis began with a decision by the country’s Prime Minister, Tom Thabane, to suspend parliament until February 2015. In response to Thabane’s suspension, Mothetjoa Metsing, Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy party, threatened to pull his party out of the ruling coalition, sending the small sub-Saharan state’s leadership into uncertainty.
Dana Sanchez, 12:33 pm
Lesotho’s first-ever coalition government has collapsed and neighbor South Africa, observing unusual movements of the Lesotho Defence Force Units in the capital, Maseru, has warned against any unconstitutional change of government, AFP and News24 report. South Africa has intervened several times in the past in Lesotho. In 1986 the apartheid government instigated a coup in Lesotho to prevent it from being used as a base by the African National Congress and other activists. In 1998, following election riots, South Africa and Botswana embarked on an ill-fated invasion that reduced the capital to rubble.
Makula Dunbar, 12:50 pm
As Gem Diamond’s flagship Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, continued to perform well during the year to December, the London-listed diamond miner was gearing up for commercial production from its Ghaghoo mine, in Botswana.
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