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Lesotho’s Toxic Diamonds

2 April 2024 by Pascalinah Kabi This investigation was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Centre. The 2019 Mining Lease Agreement between Letšeng Diamonds Mine and the Lesotho government carries significant implications for environmental protection. Renewed controversially four years early, this pact binds Letšeng Diamonds Mine to comply with environmental regulations, [...]

Father Opts for Contraceptives over Forced Sterilisation for a Disabled Daughter

23 October 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists Eighteen years ago, workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Roma, Lesotho, delivered the news to Seabata Kanono and his late wife that their daughter, Nnini, had a [...]

Lesotho traditional healer Mohaneng Lekhooana

Calls for Lesotho to Build a National Botanical Garden

18 August 2021 by Pascalinah Kabi At least twelve life-saving medicinal plants face extinction in Lesotho. The twelve are Othonna natalensis, Othonna natalensis (Elephant’s root), Hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato or star flower), Dicoma anomala (stomach bush), Pentanisia prunelloides (broad-leaved pentanisia), Bulbine narcissifolia (star-leaved bulbine), Eriocephalus tenuifolius (wild rosemary), Alepidea amatymbica [...]