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Water polluted by Letšeng mine poses deadly risk to infants, probe uncovers

08 April 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre.  Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 33 sec(s) Listen to this article: Infants who consume water from Maloraneng Stream could face a potentially deadly threat – suffocation induced by hemoglobinemia disease. This is according to a government [...]

Chief Justice Sakoane to Rule on Villagers’ Compensation Case against Letšeng Diamonds Mine

20 March 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 11 sec(s) Listen to this article: ‘Mapontso Lematla (right) and Sephapo Moletsane (left) want the Lesotho High Court to order Letšeng Diamonds Mine to pay them for several years they worked as emergency responders. Two azure strings, meticulously twisted into [...]

Lesotho to Host Inaugural Mining Conference Amid Mounting Environmental Concerns and Social Tensions

18 March 2024 by Liapeng Raliengoane/Motsamai Mokotjo  As Lesotho gears up to host its inaugural Mining Indaba Khotla, there is a pressing need to confront the realities surrounding the country’s mining and environmental laws. This event, scheduled for April 25 and 26, 2024, at the ‘Manthabiseng Convention Centre in Maseru, [...]

Political Interference Derails M2.4 million Land Reclamation Project

04 March 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 4 min(s) 5 sec(s) Listen to the excerpt of the Natural Resources Committee proceedings in Sesotho: Minister of Environment, Letsema Adontši, and Principal Secretary Maphakamile Xingwana led the ministry’s delegation during their appearance before the Natural Resources’ Portfolio Committee on February 29, [...]

How Lesotho Plans to Address Malnutrition Amongst Children in Quthing, Mohale’s Hoek

19 February 2024 by Mamohlakola Letuka  Est Read Time: 7 min(s) 42 sec(s) Quthing farmers display their produce at the launch of a four-year food program designed to strengthen the local economy by creating a market for farmers and ensuring children have access to nutritious meals. Credit: Provided. At Mohlakoana Primary [...]

From Royal Plea to Quthing’s Plight: Lesotho’s King Urges Greater International Support in Battling Climate Change

5 January 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 5 min(s) 1 sec(s) Listen to this article: A Quthing house was destroyed by strong winds in December 2023. Credit: Facebook User. As Mpiti Lebesele Letsie, a seasoned radio presenter at Seaka FM in Quthing, gazed through the window, an ordinary afternoon [...]

Inside Lesotho’s Green Revolution: Inspiring a Global Shift towards Sustainable Change

18 December 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi   Est Read Time: 6 min(s) 49 sec(s) Listen to this article: The Ramarothole solar plant stands as a compelling testament to Lesotho’s steadfast commitment to a complete transition to clean energy. Credit: MNNCIJ/Sechaba Mokhethi. As people all around the world strive to shift from using [...]