In this guest post on Lesotho’s elections, photographer Zachary Rosen (who spent time there), previews the elections. “Perched high above South Africa, Lesotho usually does not receive much international media attention. The little coverage it does garner often assumes readers are completely ignorant and takes great pains to emphasize dismal statistics about rates of HIV/AIDS and poverty. Of course since the last time you heard a story about Lesotho, you’ve surely forgotten how dire it is and must be reminded.”
I’m in DC this weekend for the Africa Gathering social entrepreneurship conference. (Video of the London meeting above.) If you’re in the Washington area, come here me give a talk on African music and its place in the international industry (something we’ve covered on this site before.) Then, I’m headed back to NY for this.