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Lesotho pull out of U20 qualifier over Ebola concerns
Lesotho said on Friday they have pulled out of this weekend's final 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier against Nigeria because of concerns about an outbreak of Ebola in the country. "We have contacted the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and copied the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that we will not be coming for this game," said Lesotho Football Federation official Limtho ...(8/15/2014 12:30:10 PM)
VIDEO: Lesotho's water is 'liquid gold'
Could water help pull Lesotho out of poverty?(8/29/2014 8:10:58 AM)
Ebola stops Lesotho under-20 trip
Lesotho's squad is unable to travel to Nigeria for an African Under-20 Championship qualifier due to concerns over Ebola.(8/15/2014 11:05:39 AM)
High-quality 198-carat diamond found in Lesotho
A 198-carat diamond of excellent quality has been discovered in Lesotho, mining firm Gem Diamonds announced Tuesday. In 2011 Gem Diamonds discovered a 550-carat white diamond in the tiny and mountainous kingdom, which is completely surrounded by South Africa. In June this year, Petra Diamonds Cullinan said it had found a rare blue 122.52-carat gem in a South African mine where the world's ...(8/4/2014 8:48:50 PM)
Lesotho: Lesotho Prime Minister Defends Gupta Diplomatic Passports - Report
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane has defended his decision to issue members of the Gupta family with diplomatic passports and rejected opposition demands to withdraw them, the Star reported on Monday.(8/25/2014 6:35:45 AM)
Kenya probes Nations Cup loss to Lesotho
Kenya has launched investigation into their 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho fearing that they may have been fixed. Football Kenya Federation (FKF) named a seven-member committee on Thursday to probe the 1-0 aggregate loss to Lesotho in the second round of qualifying for the 2015 tournament in Morocco. "The outcome of the Lesotho fixture on both the home and away legs ...(8/14/2014 4:19:51 PM)
Lesotho PM: I haven't received money from Guptas
Thomas Thabane has defended the Guptas as "solid business-people" and his decision to appoint them to market Lesotho.(8/25/2014 3:29:18 AM)
Gem Diamonds unearths 'exceptional' diamond in Lesotho
By Roshni Menon (Reuters) - Gem Diamonds Ltd said it has recovered a 198-carat white diamond from its flagship mine in Lesotho that should fetch "an exceptional price" when sold this year. The company's shares rose more than 7 percent to rank among the top gainers on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Gem Diamonds recovered the type IIa diamond from its Letseng mine at the end of July. The ...(8/5/2014 5:05:54 AM)
CXC and Lesotho sign MOU
THE LAND-LOCKED African kingdom of Lesotho today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), with the aim of getting help to improve its education system. Lesotho’s Minister of Education Makabelo Mosothoane said the country was looking to the CXC for help at a time when education there was undergoing a transformation. She said that from primary schools up ...(8/26/2014 7:27:32 PM)
Lesotho into final round of African Cup qualifying
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Lesotho has progressed to the final round of qualifying for next year's African Cup with a surprising victory over Kenya, prompting the Kenyan federation to fire its entire coaching staff.Lesotho held...(8/4/2014 5:04:47 AM)
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