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Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro visits South Africa

President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will receive the Right Honorable Dr. Moeketsi Majoro, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho on Friday, June 12, 2020, at Mahlamba Ndlopfu in Pretoria, the presidency in South Africa said...

African Union chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates new Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Moeketsi Majoro

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, has congratulated Dr Moeketsi Majoro on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The appointment of Dr Majoro follows the...

Amnesty calls for urgent social protection as millions of people in Southern Africa face hunger under COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns

Millions of people across Southern Africa face hunger as lockdowns imposed in the region to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic mean they are unable to access food, Amnesty International said on Thursday. The organization is calling on...

Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane to be charged with murder of ex-wife Lipolelo Thabane shot dead two days to his inauguration

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane of Lesotho, a small kingdom surrounded completely by South Africa, is facing imminent charges of the murder of his late wife, Lipolelo Thabane, and the attempted murder of her acquaintance, Thato Sebolla. His current wife has already...

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 days to his...

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. Lipolelo Thabane was shot dead outside her home in the...

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 on authorities to halt construction of the...

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Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should demand the Egyptian government disclose financial information about military-owned businesses as part of...

Rights groups urge IMF to demand transparency for Egypt military’s firms before releasing more funding

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Atiku: I received the news Nigeria has entered another recession with a “very heavy heart”

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