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In this section we feature the latest Special Reports from Lesotho

By Annie Kelly At one of the biggest garment factories in Maseru, the capital city of Lesotho, the managers never hired enough regular workers to complete the clothing orders that flooded in from Europe and the US. Instead, every morning, a few hours after the sewing machines had started whirring, a...
By ‘Majirata Latela After being hailed as the ultimate magic bullet that would breath much-needed life into Lesotho’s promising economy, the cannabis industry has lived up to initial concerns that the country is the perfect place to grow the herb but not to regulate it. The Mountain Kingdom became the first...
By ‘Majirata Latela There is ample, documented and as-yet-undisputed evidence of the existence of crude oil deposits in Lesotho but, for reasons ranging from double-dealing foreign companies to lack of political will on the part of government, their presence has remained cloaked in secrecy for a better part of the...
By Majirata Latela There is renewed hope that the imminent opening up of diamond mining to (licensed) smallholder miners will enable Lesotho to finally realise socio- economic growth from the country’s mineral resources. Lesotho has for many years been struggling to stamp out illicit diamond trading, and the formulation and adoption...
By ‘Majirata Latela Medical waste discarded along with the rubble from the demolishing of Queen II hospital continue to lie bare, posing a threat to humans, and it appears those responsible for endangering human lives will get away scot-free because there are no legal mechanisms to prosecute them. Medical wastes targeted for handling and disposal precautions...