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Diaper Pollution Menace Threatens Lesotho’s Pristine Landscapes

According to researchers, diapers you throw away have a harmful chemical called dioxin, which can be really bad for health, can even cause cancer. 6 December 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi  Est Read Time: 8 min(s) 10 sec(s) Listen to this article: Paseka Lentsoenyane, a 36-year-old resident of Hleoheng in Maputsoe, Lesotho, [...]

In Lesotho, Rural Women Unite for a Hunger-Free Future with Climate-Smart Project

16 November 2023 by Lucia Moshoeshoe  This climate-smart Banana plot retains moisture for five days. Credit: Uncensored News/ Pascalinah Kabi. According to the 2023 Global Hunger Index, Lesotho’s hunger level is a cause for alarm, standing at 35.5 percent. The country is just 15 percent away from reaching the extremely alarming [...]

Reforesting Upstream of ‘Muela Dam: A Natural Solution to Combat Soil Erosion and Preserve Water Levels

Soil erosion in ‘Muela underscores a larger issue – the critical problem of land degradation that Lesotho is addressing. In the era of climate change, there is an urgent need for coordinated efforts to mitigate harmful human activities that significantly contribute to land degradation, which poses a major threat to [...]

Unpacking the Nairobi Declaration: Global Warming’s Impact on Water Levels, Tourism, and Agriculture in Lesotho

18 October 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi Acting Director of Lesotho Meteorology Services, Mokoena France. Credit: Internet On 6 September 2023, African leaders passed a landmark Declaration that calls on the world’s largest polluters to fulfil their financial commitments to Africa. The Nairobi Declaration also calls on development partners to intentionally [...]

Calls for Basotho to Collectively Protect the Environment in Line with Pope Francis’ Message

09 October 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi The whir of a tractor roars into life in Ha Raliile, a small village nestled in the Sehlabeng plateau in Berea. The tractor belongs to farmer and businessman Thabiso Mokone. Mokone trades in renting the tractor to other farmers in the area and, selling fresh [...]

Factories Leave Trail Of Faeces, Chemically Polluted Water In Two Major Towns

 8 February 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi  This is the third part of a five-part investigation by MNN into how Lesotho’s textile factories operate with a disregard for labour laws and with apparent impunity as tests confirm that factories release toxic wastewater into water courses, including the Mohokare/Caledon River. This series is supported by [...]

Matekane’s M6.7b Letšeng Contracts Raise Alarm On Water Pollution

24 December 2022 by Pascalinah Kabi Bertha Foundation Fellow Letšeng Diamonds, Lesotho’s most lucrative mine, has awarded contracts worth M6.7 billion to MGC Mining, a company that is ultimately owned by Prime Minister Sam Matekane. The value of the contracts was disclosed in a 16-page response by Letšeng to a number [...]