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Lesotho’s economy remains sluggish as political uncertainty grows and drought hits hard, IMF says

Lesotho, a small kingdom surrounded completely by South Africa, has been making international news for sometime now, especially after the wife of the country's Prime Minister was charged last week with killing his ex-wife just two...

Africa: Lesotho’s first lady Maesaiah Thabane in court for murdering husband’s ex-wife just 2 days before inauguration

The first lady of Lesotho, Maesaiah Thabane, has been charged with murdering her husband's former wife Lipolelo Thabane just two days before Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's inauguration in June 2017. An arrest...

Amnesty warns Lesotho Polihali Dam construction puts nearly 8,000 people at risk of displacement

Amnesty International warned on Thursday (Southern Africa Time) that nearly 8,000 people were at risk of losing everything and facing homelessness and displacement as construction begins around a new dam in Lesotho. Amnesty called...

Lesotho in need of strong economic reforms – IMF

The economy of the Kingdom of Lesotho, an enclaved country within the border of South Africa with about 2.2 million people, is in need of strong reforms, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Wednesday.

INVESTIGATION: Inside Lesotho’s horrible sexual abuse ring

A string of male managers in the fabric and garment industry in Lesotho have been coercing many women into sexual relationships with the deceitful promise of job security and better working conditions, according to a new report.

FULL REMARKS As Pompeo concludes Angola trip with joint briefing with external affairs minister Manuel Augusto

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto At a Joint Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Luanda, Angola Ministry of...

BREAKING: Pompeo travels to Angola to deepen ties with oil rich African nation

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to Angola February 16-17 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and the business community to promote increased trade and investment, highlight U.S. support for Angolan political...

Transparency International’s corruption index and Nigeria’s poor rating – Perspectives by Michael Jegede

On January 23, 2020, Transparency International (TI), the well-respected global corruption watchdog, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, released its 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) showing Nigeria as one of the countries that performed...

Ratifying pan-African parliament Malabo protocol – Perspectives by Michael Jegede

The coming into force of the envisaged new Pan-African Parliament (PAP), one of the institutions of the African Union (AU), envisioned by its founding statute, drawing inspiration particularly from the model of the European Union (EU),...

AU Summit: African leaders call for action to end malnutrition by 2025

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the...
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Buhari releases emotional statement on Leah Sharibu, Christian girl who refuses to convert to Islam and remains in custody of Boko Haram Islamist terrorists

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday released a personal statement on Leah Shabiru, two years after at least 110 children were kidnapped...

FULL REMARKS As Pompeo concludes Angola trip with joint briefing with external affairs minister Manuel Augusto

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Angolan Minister of External Relations Manuel Augusto At a Joint Press Availability Michael...

The rest of the world is so corrupt unlike the United States under Trump, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasts in Angola, a...

President Donald Trump appointed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo boasted in Angola on Sunday night that the rest of the world...

Amnesty expresses shock over death in police custody of Rwanda gospel singer Kizito Mihigo. Kagame’s police say singer committed suicide

Amnesty International on Monday expressed shock, anger and sadness over the death in police custody of Rwanda singer Kizito Mihigo.
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