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  1. .com | Lesotho farmlands dry up as drought worsensRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | News24

    In the Leribe district of the country, Mapuleng Khalala, a farmer, packs away her empty corn bag as her crops fail to produce food for her family. "It is going to be very difficult to live in this situation, because I live on farming, so I don't know what I am going to feed my children," she told Al Jazeera.

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  2. Kingdom of Lesotho: 2015 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff ReportRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 3 | International Monetary Fund

    Context. For several years, Lesotho achieved solid economic growth with only moderate inflation; however, this growth lacked inclusiveness and poverty has remained widespread.

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  3. Lesotho development aid needs new directionRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Huffington Post

    A recent blog post, Can Lesotho survive more development? by John Aerni-Flessner and Charles Fogelman points out that "Despite post-Millennium development programs..., most Basotho still live in poverty, and average life expectancy is 49 years." This astounding fact reminded me of my time in Lesotho in the late 70s.

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  4. Lesotho farmlands dry up as drought worsensRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | Al Jazeera

    The government of the southern African nation of Lesotho has declared a national emergency as drought continues to hit farming communities. In the Leribe district of the country, Mapuleng Khalala, a farmer, packs away her empty corn bag as her crops fail to produce food for her family.

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  5. Kingdom of Lesotho: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV ConsultationRead the original story

    Friday Jan 29 | International Monetary Fund

    On January 29, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation 1 with the Kingdom of Lesotho, and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal on a lapse-of-time basis 2 . Real GDP growth averaged about 4.5 percent a year from 2010 to 2014, before dipping to an estimated 2.6 percent in 2015, mainly reflecting recent weaknesses in the manufacturing and construction sectors and spillovers from slower growth in neighboring South Africa.

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  6. Firestone Diamonds PLC (FDI) PT Lowered to GBX 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... holding company. The Company is engaged in diamond exploration and mining. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine in Lesotho Highlands is the Company's principal asset. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine is owned 75% by Firestone and 25% by the Government of the ...

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  7. SP Angel Lowers Firestone Diamonds PLC (FDI) Price Target to GBX 28Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... holding company. The Company is engaged in diamond exploration and mining. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine in Lesotho Highlands is the Company's principal asset. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine is owned 75% by Firestone and 25% by the Government of the ...

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  8. FinnCap Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Firestone Diamonds PLCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... holding company. The Company is engaged in diamond exploration and mining. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine in Lesotho Highlands is the Company's principal asset. The Liqhobong Diamond Mine is owned 75% by Firestone and 25% by the Government of the ...

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  9. Lesotho PM lashes out at ZumaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Iol.co.za

    Maseru Lesotho's defiant Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has launched an unprecedented attack on President Jacob Zuma, accusing the later of practising double standards by trying to shield South Africa from international pressure from the International Criminal Court over the Omar Al Bashir affair while attacking Lesotho for trying to do the same with the Southern African Development Community . Mosisili's broadside came after the Lesotho Prime Minister was forced into a major climbdown at a SADC double troika summit in Gaborone earlier this week when the regional bloc forced him to accept a report of a SADC commission of inquiry into instability in Lesotho.

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  10. SADC forces Lesotho to back downRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Iol.co.za

    Faced with the threat of suspension from SADC , the government of Lesotho has reversed the position it took on Monday, and now says it will receive the report from a SADC Commission of Inquiry looking into the assassination last June of the former head of the Lesotho Defence Force . Brig Maaparankoe Mahao.

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  11. Botswana: Khama Saves Lesotho From SanctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | AllAfrica.com

    President Ian Khama has managed to solve the impasse between Lesotho and SADC over the report on the Commission of Inquiry regarding the political crisis in the country. In a press briefing on Wednesday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi revealed that after the summit, President Khama - who is also the SADC Chairman - met with Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and convinced him to accept the report.

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  12. Southern Africa: Lesotho Accepts ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | AllAfrica.com

    The just ended Double Troika Summit ended in a sour note after Lesotho refused to receive a report of the commission of inquiry, citing an ongoing court case. Briefing the media on Wednesday January 20, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi said the chairperson of the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, President Lt Gen.

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  13. Lesotho: Judicial Inquiry Calls for Firing of Defence Chiefs, Confirms NyusiRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 19 | AllAfrica.com

    Faced with the threat of suspension from SADC , the government of Lesotho has reversed the position it took on Monday, and now says it will receive the report from a SADC Commission of Inquiry looking into the assassination last June of the former head of the Lesotho Defence Force . Brig Maaparankoe Mahao.

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  14. Lesotho: Inside the Summit on LesothoRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 19 | AllAfrica.com

    Friendlier times: Lesotho's Prime Minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, left, with South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the regional facilitator of talks with Lesotho, in September 2014. President Ian Khama is said to have shown his leadership mettle when he reprimanded Lesotho Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili during the SADC Double Troika Extra ordinary summit which was discussing the report on the Lesotho crisis.

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  15. .com | SADC suspends activities in LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | News24

    Gaborone The Southern African Development Community has decided to suspend its activities in Lesotho after a meeting in Botswana failed to reach an agreement regarding the inquiry into the death of Lesotho's former army commander, Maaparankoe Mahao. According to ENCA , South African President Jacob Zuma , revealed that the activities in Lesotho were suspended because the meeting did not reach a consensus on the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the death of Mahao.

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  16. Zuma, Ramaphosa attend SADC troikaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Iol.co.za

    ... said the Summit was expected to centre on the political and security situation in the SADC region, with a focus on Lesotho. Under Zuma's leadership, South Africa is participating in its capacity as outgoing chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, ...

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  17. Lesotho: Maseru Heads for Fall-Out With Region Over Killing of Army LeaderRead the original story

    Monday Jan 18 | AllAfrica.com

    From left, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, regional mediator on Lesotho, with Lt. Gen. Tlali Kamoli, who was later appointed the country's military chief, and Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, who was fired to make way for Kamoli and was later assassinated.

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  18. Lucara Diamond Corp. (LUC) Director Marie Inkster Acquires 80,500 SharesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... Corp. is a Canada-based diamond producer. Its assets include the Karowe mine in Botswana and the Mothae project in Lesotho. The Karowe Mine is owned 100% by Boteti. The Company has a 100% indirect interest in Boteti. The Karowe Mine is located in ...

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  19. FY2016 EPS Estimates for Lucara Diamond Corp. Raised by Haywood SecuritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... Corp. is a Canada-based diamond producer. Its assets include the Karowe mine in Botswana and the Mothae project in Lesotho. The Karowe Mine is owned 100% by Boteti. The Company has a 100% indirect interest in Boteti. The Karowe Mine is located in ...

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  20. .com | 'Clitoris collector' complains about media taking photos of himRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | News24

    ... key State witness in the case against her husband. She was shot four times next to the gate of her house in Maseru, Lesotho, on Tuesday, October 20, last year. Frederiksen, who owned a gun shop in Bloemfontein, was arrested in his Langenhoven Park ...

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