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  • Lesotho’s suspected COVID-19 patient dies Eyewitness News
  • Humanitarian Action for Children 2020 - Lesotho - Lesotho ReliefWeb
  • Lesotho to implement 3-week lockdown from Sunday SowetanLIVE
  • Lesotho lockdown: Police, soldiers accused of rights violations Eyewitness News
  • Midnight Express at the Lesotho border Moneyweb.co.za
  • Govts must hold virtual conferences for journalists - MISA Lesotho Eyewitness News

    Finance


  • The problem with our MPs | MENAFN.COM MENAFN.COM
  • Africa Deal Roundup: 15 noteworthy deals and announcements in ... How we made it in Africa
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Halo to Postpone Reporting Annual Financial Results Due to Delays Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic Yahoo Finance
  • State sponsored corruption MENAFN.COM
  • Lesotho Takes Drastic Measures, SHUTS DOWN All Borders Due To Coronavirus iharare.com

    Celebrities


  • Sláinte! 17 times celebrities sipped Guinness Yahoo News
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6 a.m. GMT/2 a.m. ET Financial Post
  • Sol Kerzner, South African Hotel Tycoon, Passes Away at 84 from Cancer SAPeople News
  • The making of a global African brand: 10 years of MAXHOSA AFRICA Daily Maverick
  • Mboweni sparks reaction after calling on SA & Lesotho to ‘remove the border’ Eyewitness News

    Culture


  • The maverick of Lesotho MENAFN.COM
  • Obituary: South Africa's towering healer, prophet and artist Credo Mutwa The Conversation Africa
  • Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? Fairplanet
  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald
  • Film documents Chinese migrants’ impact on Lesotho South China Morning Post
  • Leong way home | Big Bear Valley News Big Bear Grizzly

    Criminal


  • Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? Fairplanet
  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • What Lesotho's constitution says about immunity for a sitting prime minister The Conversation Africa
  • Twists, Turns Abound in Case of Murder Accused Lesotho First Lady AllAfrica.com
  • Immunity Defences In Lesotho The Organization for World Peace (press release)
  • Lady Macbeth of Maseru Zimbabwe Independent

    Religion


  • Hickory native follows God's calling on mission trips Meridian Star
  • Hickory native gets home from mission on a wing and a prayer Meridian Star
  • Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19? BBC News
  • Kingdom of Lesotho: Facts and Prospects - Sexual and ... Reliefweb
  • Africa is woefully ill-equipped to cope with covid-19 The Economist
  • Police: Lesotho's prime minister to be charged with murder Associated Press

    Politics


  • SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch News24
  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • Panic grips Lesotho MENAFN.COM
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • SA Rowers make hasty lockdown arrangements to stay in shape Daily Maverick
  • Malawi announces first coronavirus cases Business Recorder
  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English
  • Zimbabwe, Lesotho begin three weeks COVID-19 lockdown Vanguard (press release) (blog)
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • What Lesotho's constitution says about immunity for a sitting prime minister The Conversation Africa
  • Singer Implicated In The Murder Of Lesotho’s Prime Minister’s First Wife iharare.com
  • Lesotho lockdown: Police, soldiers accused of rights violations Eyewitness News
  • Lesotho votes for law change stripping PM of powers to dissolve parliament Eyewitness News
  • Lesotho musician, 2 others implicated in murder of Lipolelo Thabane Eyewitness News
  • Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? Fairplanet
  • Lesotho leader's wife's murder trial postponed to April 14 Reuters
  • Lesotho to implement 3-week lockdown from Sunday SowetanLIVE
  • Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries Eyewitness News
  • Strategies for coping with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Lesotho- Parliament working on new cannabis regulations MENAFN.COM
  • Coronavirus to wipe off jobs MENAFN.COM
  • Africa Deal Roundup: 15 noteworthy deals and announcements in ... How we made it in Africa
  • Africa is woefully ill-equipped to cope with covid-19 The Economist
  • Distell's Africa strategy continues to deliver Fin24
  • Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth Daily Maverick
  • REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6:15 a.m. GMT/2.15 a.m. ET Financial Post
  • Africa Deal Roundup: 15 noteworthy deals and announcements in ... How we made it in Africa
  • 1K1V partially exits SanLei, Mergence acquires minority stake Africa Global Funds (press release)
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Distell's Africa strategy continues to deliver Fin24
  • Strategies for coping with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Lesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation Quartz
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • Police hunts suspects who shot dead long distance truck driver on ... Independent Online
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho Africanews English
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
  • African countries are cashing in on cannabis TheArticle
  • Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth Daily Maverick
  • Africa is woefully ill-equipped to cope with covid-19 The Economist
  • Aurecon plays a vital role in ensuring water security for South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News
  • Lesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation Quartz
  • IMF Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho International Monetary Fund
  • Record 45 million need urgent food aid in southern Africa: UN Al Jazeera America
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho Africanews English
  • Developing Global Free Trade: China and the Southern African ... China Briefing
  • The Case for Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policy UNCTAD
  • Drought-stricken Lesotho exports water to South Africa The National
  • Lesotho's participation in apparel value chains: An opportunity for sustainable development? ICTSD Bridges News
  • AGOA Utilization 101 Brookings Institution (blog)
  • The beauty of Lesotho's water crisis News24
  • Lesotho Emulates Botswana's Diamond Model AllAfrica.com
  • Updated: Energy & Sierra Leone's Export Politico Sierra Leone (press release) (blog)
  • The problem with our MPs | MENAFN.COM MENAFN.COM
  • The 'toxic' tobacco trade MENAFN.COM
  • BAT blasts new tobacco levy MENAFN.COM
  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • Times Of Swaziland Times of Swaziland
  • Lesotho FinMin Majoro finally delivers Budget Speech after being disrupted Eyewitness News
  • Covid-19 puts SADC region at crossroads As the coronavirus The Southern Times
  • REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6 a.m. GMT/2 a.m. ET Financial Post
  • Halo Labs Announces Launch of Pilot Distillate Remediation Program and Re-Opening of Bulk Distillate Manufacturing in Cathedral City Financial Post
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • How a Foreign Investor Rattled Lesotho's Economy Bloomberg
  • How a Chinese tycoon caused misery for Lesotho’s wool farmers Business Day
  • Rethinking SADC borders: The case of Lesotho Daily Maverick

    Lesotho Leaders


    President


  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch News24
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English

    Speaker of Parliament


  • State sponsored corruption MENAFN.COM
  • Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries Eyewitness News
  • Lesotho: Why a dispute over mohair led to a parliamentary fist-fight BBC News
  • MPs Demand Sanitisers In Parliament For Coronavirus Prevention New Zimbabwe.com

    Prime Minister


  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • What Lesotho's constitution says about immunity for a sitting prime minister The Conversation Africa
  • Lesotho votes for law change stripping PM of powers to dissolve parliament Eyewitness News
  • Singer Implicated In The Murder Of Lesotho’s Prime Minister’s First Wife iharare.com

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • We miss Mosisili's steadying hand MENAFN.COM
  • Lesotho: Metsing Fears Death Sentence AllAfrica.com
  • Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries Eyewitness News
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online

    Minister of Economy


  • SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch News24
  • Covid-19: Lesotho seals borders amid infection fears while SA ... Independent Online
  • I grew up with the late Lipolelo Thabane and she was always very fiery Independent Online
  • The problem with our MPs | MENAFN.COM MENAFN.COM

    Minister of Agriculture


  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • Here's the official lockdown permit for essential services Food For Mzansi

    Minister of Culture


  • Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? Fairplanet
  • Zimbabwe: Sports Ministers to Assess Coronavirus Outbreak AllAfrica.com
  • We've zero risk for coronavirus, says minister MENAFN.COM
  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald

    Minister of Defense


  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English
  • Coronavirus latest: France, Spain, UK record deadliest day Deutsche Welle
  • Botswana, with No COVID-19 Cases, Closes Borders After Death in Zimbabwe Voice of America

    Minister of Education


  • Lesotho teachers call for suspension of feeding scheme amid school closures Eyewitness News
  • Thabane declares national emergency MENAFN.COM
  • Lesotho declares national emergency over COVID-19 outbreak Eyewitness News
  • Government unpacks drastic, widespread measures to deal with Covid-19 TimesLIVE

    Minister of Energy


  • Ministry taken to task over electricity MENAFN.COM
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Turkwel Dam: Biwott project and thirst for development Daily Nation
  • Sets'abi pushes for new textile markets MENAFN.COM

    Minister of Finance


  • The problem with our MPs | MENAFN.COM MENAFN.COM
  • State sponsored corruption MENAFN.COM
  • Lesotho teachers call for suspension of feeding scheme amid school closures Eyewitness News
  • Lesotho- The crying ministers MENAFN.COM

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • Immigration update: Japan enforces border control measures marketscreener.com
  • MOFA to help disadvantaged groups in developing countries Focus Taiwan News Channel
  • Lesotho to save at least R100k after SADC meeting held virtually Eyewitness News
  • Coronavirus traps Basotho students MENAFN.COM

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus state of emergency will be declared should ... Eyewitness News
  • National Disaster explained: ‘We need to act to avoid the risk of overwhelming the health services’ – Zweli Mkhize Daily Maverick
  • Latest coronavirus updates: SA cases rise to 1 353, death toll at five The South African
  • Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Ministers of Four African Countries MFA China

    Minister of Justice


  • Is Lesotho setting a Rule of Law precedent for Africa? Fairplanet
  • Lesotho's murder scandal and a prime minister's wife Quartz
  • Important IP Updates Covid-19 | 30.03.2020 Inventa International (press release)
  • Lesotho: Thabane Asks ConCourt to Throw Out Murder Charges AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Health


  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English
  • First Coronavirus Cases Reported in Countries Across Africa Bloomberg

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Southern African Ministers Meet Over Coronavirus TODAY NEWS AFRICA
  • Government unpacks drastic, widespread measures to deal with Covid-19 TimesLIVE
  • BMA passes National Assembly muster defenceWeb
  • Africa: Fragile African Health Systems Face COVID-19 Catastrophe AllAfrica.com

    Minister of Sports


  • Zimbabwe: Sports Ministers to Assess Coronavirus Outbreak AllAfrica.com
  • Sports ministers to assess coronavirus outbreak The Herald
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • LIVE BLOG: Coronavirus state of emergency will be declared should ... Eyewitness News

    Director of State Security Service


  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda, two Nigerian states 'feeding' poor amid restrictions Africanews English
  • Midnight Express at the Lesotho border Moneyweb.co.za
  • Water (in)security: the art of resilience University of Cape Town News

    Chairman National Bank


  • Sanlam appoints ex-Old Mutual boss as new CEO CNBCAfrica.com
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • Lesotho PM requests immunity from charge of murdering wife The Guardian
  • REPEAT/Halo Provides Update to Operations in Lesotho, Africa Financial Post

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Africa: Angola Ceases Mandate At AU Peace and Security Council AllAfrica.com
  • African leaders respond to coronavirus... on Twitter Atlantic Council (blog)
  • New Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations ... Vindobona
  • New UNDP–Sweden partnership will support governance ... UNDP

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Coronavirus: Kenya wants 50 MPs tested, varied lockdown experiences Africanews English
  • Coronavirus: Rwanda extends lockdown, Cameroon's billion CFA fund etc. Africanews English
  • Africa: Fragile African Health Systems Face COVID-19 Catastrophe AllAfrica.com
  • Lesotho: Police, Judicial Officers Clash Over 'Maesaiah Bail AllAfrica.com

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • PHL heads WTO fund review panel Business Mirror
  • Zimbabwean judge Hungwe on edge of the bench in Lesotho New Zimbabwe.com
  • Lesotho PM under pressure to resign over probe of estranged wife's murder Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)
  • Liberia: Unity Party Embattled Chairman Back to Supreme Court ... AllAfrica.com

    Opposition


  • Lesotho opposition MPs baffled by no travel ban on high-risk COVID-19 countries Eyewitness News
  • How to stay on top of trademark oppositions in Lesotho Inventa International (press release)
  • Lesotho- Politicians are cut from the same cloth MENAFN.COM
  • SA's closure of borders: Lesotho businesses feel the pinch News24

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • Strategies for coping with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • Africa is woefully ill-equipped to cope with covid-19 The Economist
  • Times Of Swaziland Times of Swaziland
  • UN World Happiness Index: Pakistan at 66 rank, India 144 The News International
  • Several African countries, including SA, in danger of debt distress Financial Mail
  • Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth Daily Maverick
  • Realising Women's Rights Difficult for Africa's Fragile States Inter Press Service
  • Lesotho's Prime Minister Steps Down Africa.com (press release) (blog)
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
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    Investment

  • Africa Deal Roundup: 15 noteworthy deals and announcements in ... How we made it in Africa
  • 1K1V partially exits SanLei, Mergence acquires minority stake Africa Global Funds (press release)
  • What does Lesotho's constitution say about immunity for Tom ... Independent Online
  • Distell's Africa strategy continues to deliver Fin24
  • Strategies for coping with the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa Brookings Institution (blog)
  • Lesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation Quartz
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
  • Police hunts suspects who shot dead long distance truck driver on ... Independent Online
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho Africanews English
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
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    Demographics

  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • Why are some African countries improving and others not? The Economist
  • African countries are cashing in on cannabis TheArticle
  • Lesotho at the crossroads: New engines are needed to drive growth Daily Maverick
  • Africa is woefully ill-equipped to cope with covid-19 The Economist
  • Aurecon plays a vital role in ensuring water security for South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News
  • Lesotho is perfect growing cannabis but not regulation Quartz
  • IMF Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho International Monetary Fund
  • Record 45 million need urgent food aid in southern Africa: UN Al Jazeera America
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes 2020 Article IV Visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho Africanews English
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    Export/Import

  • Developing Global Free Trade: China and the Southern African ... China Briefing
  • The Case for Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policy UNCTAD
  • Drought-stricken Lesotho exports water to South Africa The National
  • Lesotho's participation in apparel value chains: An opportunity for sustainable development? ICTSD Bridges News
  • AGOA Utilization 101 Brookings Institution (blog)
  • The beauty of Lesotho's water crisis News24
  • Lesotho Emulates Botswana's Diamond Model AllAfrica.com
  • Updated: Energy & Sierra Leone's Export Politico Sierra Leone (press release) (blog)
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    Public Spending

  • The problem with our MPs | MENAFN.COM MENAFN.COM
  • The 'toxic' tobacco trade MENAFN.COM
  • BAT blasts new tobacco levy MENAFN.COM
  • Covid-19: Economic impact on East and southern Africa Daily Maverick
  • Times Of Swaziland Times of Swaziland
  • Lesotho FinMin Majoro finally delivers Budget Speech after being disrupted Eyewitness News
  • Covid-19 puts SADC region at crossroads As the coronavirus The Southern Times
  • REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6 a.m. GMT/2 a.m. ET Financial Post
  • Halo Labs Announces Launch of Pilot Distillate Remediation Program and Re-Opening of Bulk Distillate Manufacturing in Cathedral City Financial Post
  • Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women Forbes Africa
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    Public Debt

  • How a Foreign Investor Rattled Lesotho's Economy Bloomberg
  • How a Chinese tycoon caused misery for Lesotho’s wool farmers Business Day
  • Rethinking SADC borders: The case of Lesotho Daily Maverick
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