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2016-10-21 New Study Reveals Hunger Burden On Lesotho's Economy
[WFP] The study estimates that Lesotho could save 2.86 billion Maloti (US$292 million) by 2025 if the prevalence of underweight in children were reduced from 10% to 5%, and stunting from one-third to one-tenth.

2016-10-18 Is Joburg Really Drinking Lesotho Dry?
[Daily Maverick] Recent articles in the Mail & Guardian warn South Africans that using too much water has a disastrous impact on "people making sacrifices somewhere far away". But if Johannesburg slashed its water use, would the rural poor of Lesotho really have any more?

2016-10-06 Lesotho's Thorny Road to Freedom Chronicled
[The Herald] "It is better to misgovern ourselves than to be governed well by others." These are the words of Lesotho's founding fathers that were repeated yesterday when the kingdom -- in pageantry, elegance and triumph -- celebrated 50 years of independence at the Sesotho Stadium in Maseru. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili said this while narrating Lesotho's painful yet successful history, during an event that was led by King Letsie III.

2016-10-06 Khama Joins in Lesotho Celebrations
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama attended the Lesotho 50th-independence anniversary celebrations in Maseru on Tuesday.

2016-10-06 Liberia Hails Lesotho On 50th Independence Anniversary
[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the occasion of the 50th independence anniversary of that country.

2016-10-05 President Khama Back From Lesotho
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Khama joined other leaders in celebrating Lesotho's 50th independence anniversary in Maseru. Lesotho gained independence from Britain on October 4, 1966. President Khama was accompanied by Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Dr Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Mr Thapelo Olopeng, Gaborone mayor, Mr Kagiso Thutlwe and senior government officials.

2016-10-04 Real Freedom After 50 Years of Independence?
[Deutsche Welle] On October 4, Lesotho is celebrating 50 years of independence from Great Britain. But do its people really have a reason to celebrate?

2016-10-04 Lesotho At 50 - the Politics of Dysfunction or the Dysfunction of Politics?
[Daily Maverick] As the Mountain Kingdom nears the 50th anniversary of its declared independence from the United Kingdom, it appears that Lesotho faces a crisis in its military and political systems. By JOHN AERNI-FLESSNER.

2016-10-04 President Arrives in Lesotho
[The Herald] President Mugabe arrived here yesterday to join other Heads of State and Government attending the Kingdom's Golden Jubilee celebrations set for today. The President was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and senior Government officials.He was received by Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing, Service Chiefs and Zimbabwe Ambassador to South Africa and Lesotho Isaac Moyo.

2016-10-04 Khama Off to Lesotho
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama today (October 4) travels to Maseru, Lesotho to attend the country's 50th independence anniversary celebrations.

2016-10-03 Mugabe to Attend Lesotho's Independence Celebrations, After 'Snubbing' Khama
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to attend Lesotho's 50th independence anniversary later this week, after he recently "turned down" a similar invite from Botswana, a report said on Monday.

2016-10-01 Home Affairs Committee Applauds Arrest of Corrupt Border Officials
[News24Wire] Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has applauded the arrest of 20 home affairs officials and six civilians at the Lesotho border on charges relating to fraud and corruption.

2016-09-29 King Letsie Jets in
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lesotho's King Letsie III is the first head of state to arrive at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport for Botswana's Independence celebrations. He was welcomed by Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Mr Kitso Mokaila. King Letsie is accompanied by his wife.

2016-09-26 Sellal Receives Special Envoy of Lesotho's PM
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Sunday in Algiers, the special envoy of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Minister of Justice, Constitutional Affairs and Human Rights Motlalentoa Letsoa, who is carrying a message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement.

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