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Migration still vital

By ‘Majirata Latela Reports indicate that most people migrate for economic reasons which see them living and working in another country, among other things, to earn money to send back home to improve long-term life conditions for themselves, their families and communities. It is in the light of this that Lesotho...

Body parts trade booming

By ‘Majirata Latela and Neo Mathibe Prices of human body parts skyrocketThis could lead to escalation of body trafficking in LesothoStatistics not readily available because the crime is hard to detect Recent reports of increase in the prices of certain body parts on the global black market should jolt Lesotho into...
By ‘Majirata Latela The United States 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report (Lesotho) illustrates the extent to which human trafficking in Lesotho is entrenched and institutionalized, thus threatening Lesotho’s chances of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact Development Grant Agreement worth $5.78 million. According to the report, the government of Lesotho does not...

Family man suffers abuse

By 'Majirata Latela Man abused emotionally by in-lawsMen are ashamed to report abuse by spousesNGO runs project to encourage reporting After languishing in an emotionally abusive marriage for about 10 years, Tlali Moiloa* suffered severe depression which led to him losing his eyesight. As if that was not enough, he was...
By Kefiloe Kajane Lesotho’s commitment to fighting trafficking is questionedMinisters says a handful foreign nationals arrestedAmendment Bill passed by National Assembly Lesotho’s half-hearted approach to eradicating human trafficking once again took centre this week stage when home affairs minister tabled a damning report on the depravity before Parliament, in what could...