lesotho http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20692/all en Lesotho horses help fight HIV http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111104/HIV-lesotho-horses-help-fight-hiv <p> MOKHOTLONG &mdash; In the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, where one out of every four people is HIV positive, horses play a key role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111104/HIV-lesotho-horses-help-fight-hiv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa lesotho Health Thu, 22 Dec 2011 02:51:33 +0000 Christopher MacLean 5680374 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Drug mules' caught transporting marijuana by donkey from Lesotho to South Africa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/drug-mules-caught-transporting-marijuana-donkey-lesotho-south-africa South African police say they have uncovered a 'drug mule' syndicate operating high in the Drakensberg mountains, along the border with Lesotho. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/drug-mules-caught-transporting-marijuana-donkey-lesotho-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs lesotho Wildlife News South Africa Weird Wide Web Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:56:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5700166 at http://www.globalpost.com Lesotho elections: Voters head to the polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120525/lesotho-election-parliament-mosisili-metsing-thabane According to BBC News, there is no clear favorite among the three main parties – Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's Democratic Congress (DC), Mothetjoa Metsing's Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC). <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120525/lesotho-election-parliament-mosisili-metsing-thabane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa lesotho Elections Politics South Africa Fri, 25 May 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5705685 at http://www.globalpost.com Lesotho’s prime minister and cabinet resign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120530/lesotho-prime-minister-mosisili-cabinet-resign-thabane Mosisili served as Lesotho’s prime minister for 14 years. A Gallup poll last month ranked him among Africa's five most despised leaders, with only 39 percent of poll takers approving of his performance, AFP reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/120530/lesotho-prime-minister-mosisili-cabinet-resign-thabane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa lesotho Elections Politics Thu, 31 May 2012 02:09:12 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5706287 at http://www.globalpost.com Lesotho leads southern Africa in democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/lesotho-leads-southern-africa-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Commentary: Tiny mountain nation’s peaceful election is a lesson for all of southern Africa. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael J. Jordan </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>THABA BOSIU, Lesotho &mdash; It was election day in Lesotho, and after almost three hours of standing in line, Rosina Moiloa had nearly reached the doorway of the threadbare school that doubled as the polling station in this village. But Rosina, a first-time voter, wasn&rsquo;t griping about the wait.</p> <p>The textile worker earns $140 per month, but spends nearly half that on the 30-minute taxi commute to her T-shirt factory in the capital, Maseru. In a country of 1.8 million, where half live in poverty and three-quarters lack electricity, she craves affordable educational opportunities for her two children.</p> <p>So in the latest <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/03/26-elections-senegal-songwe" target="_blank">test of democracy in Africa</a>, Rosina, 42, withstood the early-winter chill in the &ldquo;Mountain Kingdom&rdquo; of Lesotho, to reject the 14-year reign of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve been told that one vote can change a nation,&rdquo; she proclaimed, with hands stuffed in her coat pockets for warmth, as other queuing villagers nodded. &ldquo;I want to see if this is true.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/111104/HIV-lesotho-horses-help-fight-hiv">High-altitude ponies help fight HIV in Lesotho</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/lesotho-leads-southern-africa-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa lesotho Commentary Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:07:39 +0000 Michael J. Jordan 5707008 at http://www.globalpost.com Google Street View adds Hungary and Lesotho http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130423/google-street-view-adds-hungary-and-lesotho Basotho living abroad, returned Peace Corps volunteers and Prince Harry will no doubt enjoy being able to take the yellow Google Maps man for a stroll down Kingsway in downtown Maseru. And homesick Hungarians can now walk along the Danube virtually.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/technology/130423/google-street-view-adds-hungary-and-lesotho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hungary lesotho Want to Know Technology Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:26:53 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5823643 at http://www.globalpost.com