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2014-12-22 Africa Wants to Go Into Business
[SAIIA]Global experience in the last century demonstrated that it is possible for societies to move rapidly from poverty to prosperity. The past decade has seen growing hope that Africa may be on the cusp of emulating these experiences. Its recent strides notwithstanding, nothing will substitute for a robust, energetic domestic business community. Whether Africa will be able to do so depends greatly on the choices it makes to harness opportunities to power its economic progress.

2014-12-19 Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho Releases Guidelines On Coalition Formation
[Commonwealth]Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad, has published guidelines on coalition formation and sustainability for the southern African country.

2014-12-19 Statement By Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho
[Commonwealth]Statement by: Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad

2014-12-19 Statement By Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho At the Release of Guidelines Document
[Commonwealth]Statement by: Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad

2014-12-16 10 Facts About Hunger in Lesotho
[WFP]Tsitsi Matope -SUMMARY: Here are ten facts that give the measure of the hunger situation in Lesotho, the country with the second highest HIV rate in the world. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

2014-12-11 Ban Welcomes Lesotho Elections, Reaffirms Commitment to Peace in the Kingdom
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted the recent announcement of national elections in Lesotho to be held on 28 February next year.

2014-12-12 My WFP Career - Maliako Never Looks Back
[WFP]Catherine Robar -As a Field Monitor Assistant deep in Lesotho's mountains, Maliako Posholi plays a vital role in WFP's development work - undeterred by challenges ranging from rough roads to the traditional society's judgements about women. The rewards come, she says, if a woman speaks with conviction, pursues opportunities and "never looks back". This is her story.

2014-12-10 Deputy President Ramaphosa Back in Lesotho
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -Deputy President and SADC Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa will pay his 10th visit to Maseru today.

2014-12-11 Lesotho Parties to Sign Electoral Pledge
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -SADC Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Meseru ahead of the scheduled signing of the electoral pledge by Lesotho's political parties scheduled for today.

2014-12-08 A New Dawn for School Feeding in Lesotho
[WFP]Maseru -Lesotho is putting into practice an old saying: "it takes a village to raise a child", as it refashions its national school feeding programme to become more inclusive of the local agricultural sector. Lesotho recognizes it will take a community to feed a child, and to also create a sustainable, home-grown feeding programme that benefits both children and smallholder farmers.

2014-12-04 Creating Better Lives for Tomorrow in Lesotho
[IFRC]Mookho Maferaka, 24, was provided educational support by the Lesotho Red Cross Society and the Norwegian Red Cross Society. She now works for the Lesotho Red Cross as a water and sanitation project officer in Thaba Tseka district. This is her story:

2014-12-03 Cosafa U20 Youth Games Preview
[SAFA]The football at the African Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region 5 Youth Games in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe gets under way on Thursday with matches in both the men's and women's competitions.

2014-12-02 Want to Know Prince Harry's Secret As He Campaigns On Aids?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Britain's Prince Harry revealed one of his biggest fears on Monday - public speaking - as he coaxed other celebrities to speak out about their secret anxieties as part of an online campaign to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS.

2014-12-02 Lesotho's Primary Students Call for Diversity in School Meals
[WFP]For most primary school children in Lesotho, both breakfast and lunch is served at school. These nutritious meals are often the first and last meal of the day for the majority of children from food-insecure households, who walk many kilometers every day to school before receiving a hot meal.

2014-12-01 Politics is About Personalities, Not Policy
[Africa In Fact]Lesotho's opposition parties have few policy differences.

2014-12-01 SADC Facilitator Returns to Lesotho
[SAnews.gov.za]In his capacity as Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to return to the Kingdom of Lesotho on Monday to continue efforts to create peace and stability in that country.

2014-11-28 Crisis Slows Lesotho's Growth
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Lesotho's political and security crisis this year has contributed to slowing economic growth substantially, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) report.

2014-11-28 Fall and Rise of Our Man in Lesotho
[The Journalist]Earlier this year we sent roving correspondent Tim Knight, author and media trainer at large, to Lesotho. He needed to leave South Africa for a few days to comply with visa regulations. The brief? Find out what is happening there in the wake of yet another skirmish, some claim was an attempted coup. His life has not been the same since ...

2014-11-27 IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho
[IMF]End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.

2014-11-26 Economic Inequality Fuels Gender Violence
[Gender Links]Johannesburg -Each year as we commemorate Sixteen Days of Activism against gender violence, the most common question asked is, "How do we curb violence against women?" Of course there is no one single simple solution to this pandemic, but one of the key solutions is economic independence. When women are uneducated and financially dependent, they are less able to escape abuse and negotiate all aspects of their lives.

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