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S.Africa and Lesotho move forward on mega water project
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - South Africa and Lesotho ceremonially launched Thursday the second phase of a massive water transfer project, their biggest joint infrastructure investment. Work on the 14-billion-rand ($1.3-b illion, 950-million-euro) second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project is expected get underway next month with the construction of a 155-metre (508-foot) high Polihali Dam ...(3/27/2014 3:26:13 PM)
AFRICA INVESTMENT: S.Africa's gold sector spawns "made in Lesotho" sushi
By Ed Stoddard KATSE DAM, Lesotho (Reuters) - The idea of Japanese consumers eating sushi exported from a tiny African country with no coastline may sound improbable, but the kingdom of Lesotho is pulling it off. Hatched in the boardroom of South African bullion producer Gold Fields, a project called Highlands Trout is now exporting 2,000 tonnes of rainbow trout a year, mainly to Japanese ...(3/20/2014 12:11:07 PM)
South Africa to Boost Water Supply 50% From Mountainous Lesotho
South Africa and Lesotho began work today on the second phase of a project that will boost the water the continent’s biggest economy gets from the landlocked mountainous kingdom by 50 percent in eight years.(3/27/2014 8:29:12 AM)
Lesotho's top judge loses bid to stall probe
Five judges have said a tribunal to investigate if Judge Michael Ramodibedi should be impeached was fair.(4/10/2014 6:10:48 PM)
Why SA battles to curb crime on Lesotho border
Livestock thieves, illegal immigrants simply walk over. THERE is no fence separating Lesotho from South Africa.(4/14/2014 5:52:55 AM)
Peta's story had serious omissions
LAST week the Southern Eye and carried a story headlined “Zimbabwean Journalists banned from working in Lesotho”. The crux of the story was that I, Shakeman Mugari, and Abel Chapatarongo and Caswell Tlali have been “banned” from working in Lesotho.(4/14/2014 1:44:08 AM)
Lesotho: Public-Private Partnership Hospital 'Sapping Budget'
[IPS]Washington -The world's first hospital to be built and run in a developing country under a public-private partnership is taking up more than half of the health budget in Lesotho, according to new estimates, diverting resources from populations outside of the capital.(4/8/2014 7:12:16 AM)
Lesotho: 'Model Hospital' for Privatized African Health Care Threatens to Swamp Budget
[Oxfam]IFC-supported private hospital project eating up 51% of Lesotho's health budget(4/7/2014 8:24:29 AM)
Half of Lesotho health budget goes to private consortium for one hospital
Oxfam warns that Queen Mamohato hospital, built on advice of arm of World Bank, is drawing off money needed for rural clinics A flagship hospital built in Lesotho using public/private financing with advice from an arm of the World Bank threatens to bankrupt the impoverished African country's health budget. Continue reading...(4/6/2014 7:28:02 PM)
Joss Stone Makes Tour Stop In Lesotho To See Prince Harry's Charity Work
British singer Joss Stone has visited the tiny African nation of Lesotho as part of her mammoth world tour to witness the work of Prince Harry's Hiv...(4/14/2014 11:54:22 AM)
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