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Political Violence: The cloud looming over Lesotho

Last week in Lesotho, opposition leaders Tom Thabane and Thesele ‘Maseribane fled to Botswana and South Africa, again seeking protection from SADC against what they said were assassination attempts by…..

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Letters to Hlompho Letsielo

Last week, Lesotho lost one of its most vibrant creative minds, the photographer Hlompho Letsielo. As friends, we’ve written letters to him in the next world. — From Lineo: Picture…..

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Is This the Maturation of Politics in Lesotho?

Development, broadly defined, has dominated Lesotho’s political discourse throughout its nearly 50 years of independence. This morning, Pakalitha Mosisili of Lesotho’s Democratic Congress (DC) announced the formation of a new…..

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Lesotho Hip-Hop: The New Breed

I am based in-between Maseru, Lesotho and Cape Town, South Africa throughout the year. Recently, when in Lesotho, I decided to see how far the Hip-Hop scene had progressed, seeing…..

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Lesotho gets the Kristof Treatment

Earlier this month, on his latest escapade to the African continent, the illustrious New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof paid a visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho. The occasion was…..

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Lesotho votes today

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.”