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Live Twitter Chat Draws Attention to Lesotho's Worst Drought in Recent History

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 06:29:43 +0000

"The problem is getting worse, so we must tackle it with long-term solution, not just food aid."


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Live Twitter Chat #AskLesotho Brings Lesotho's Worst Drought in Recent History to the Fore

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:55:44 +0000

“Send a Cow ”is a UK-based international development charity. Global Voices spoke with its Communications Manager, Azita Shamsolahi, about a live Twitter chat, #askLesotho, the group is organising this week.


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Lesotho Political Crisis Updates on Twitter

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:53:24 +0000

Follow @nthakoana (Nthakoana Ngatane) for updates on the political crisis in Lesotho. Nthakoana Ngatane is a writer, speaker, singer, actor and South Africa Broadcasting Corporation correspondent in Lesotho. On 30th August 2014, Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane claimed there was a coup attempt against him. He later flew to South...



Was There a Coup in Lesotho?

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:50:06 +0000

Listen to a podcast explaining what is really happening in Lesotho following allegations of a military coup: The prime minister has fled to South Africa and says it’s a coup. The Lesotho military says it isn’t. The politics are a bit confusing. African Defence Review talks to SADC Wrap’s KRISTEN...



First LGBTI Parade in Lesotho

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:19:37 +0000

Leila Hall blogs about the first-ever gay parade in Lesotho: The event has been organised by MATRIX Support Group – a Lesotho-based NGO working to advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals in the country. The organisation, which only received legal recognition in 2010,...



Lesotho: Defence Force Top Brass Facing Court Charge

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:45:15 +0000

Commenting a post on lestimes.com about the the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) top brass facing a court charge after they allegedly ignored a High Court order to accept a junior soldier’s sick leave application, KOTOPE writes: The answer to all this mess is very simple, LESOTHO DOES NOT NEED ARMED...



Lesotho: Lesotho vs Corruption

Thu, 31 May 2012 09:04:14 +0000

Help make a documentary about how Lesotho, a small country, took on Big Corruption and won. An African success. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Lesotho: Peaceful Elections You Did Not Hear About

Wed, 30 May 2012 14:53:50 +0000

Lesotho, a tiny landlocked country in Southern Africa, held peaceful parliamentary elections on Sunday, but the polls drew very little mainstream media attention.



Lesotho: 2012 General Election Date Set

Thu, 17 May 2012 18:17:46 +0000

Lesotho will hold general elections on 26 May, against a backdrop of political violence. The Lesotho Political Parties Leadership Forum claims that there is a “hit squad” that has been assigned to kill prominent people ahead of the general elections.



Lesotho: Touching Tiny Lives

Thu, 17 May 2012 10:04:01 +0000

Touching Tiny Lives works to mitigate the effect of HIV/AIDS on the most vulnerable infants and children under age five by supporting their health, nutritional, developmental, and emotional needs in Lesotho. Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Lesotho: Discover Lesotho

Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:31:36 +0000

Watch a video of Episode 4 of Discover Lesotho: “In this episode of Discover Lesotho Palesa takes us to the Liphofung Caves of Butha-Buthe guided by Mohau. This place is one of Lesotho’s smallest but most intriguing national heritage sites. You can learn about the San people that have stayed...



Lesotho: My visit to Lesotho

Thu, 27 Jan 2011 17:36:41 +0000

Sue blogs about her visit to a school in Lesotho called Leseli (the light) begun by Kieke Van der Zwaal. Leseli School started in Kieke’s gara Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Lesotho: Maseru Men

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:50:07 +0000

Maseru Men is a poem by Rethabile. Maseru is the capital of Lesotho: “Between lamp and moon tonight/you come striding in, and watch me/pull out maps, books we lived on/and which I am now discarding/for good, photos in envelopes/shut against the weary heart.” Written by Ndesanjo Macha · comments (0) Donate...



South Africa: A glowing tribute to Dennis Brutus

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:08:45 +0000

The News of the death of Dennis Brutus came as a rude shock to many, not just in South Africa but to the world at large who knew him for his poetry and activism against the Apartheid system in South Africa in the 1960s and his fight for social justice throughout his life.



African photographers, writers and artists find their voice in blogs

Thu, 11 Jun 2009 16:28:06 +0000

As more Africans come to realize the power of blogging as a tool for expression on a global scale, the number of bloggers has increased and so has the themes in focus. In that number of growing blogs, a lot of African artists have also joined in with a huge increase noted in poetry blogs as well as emerging photography and visual arts blogs. We review some of them.