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“I Ate Pages from My Passport After Being Denied Food at Mohlomi Hospital”

26 February 2024 by Lerato Matheka  Est Read Time: 12 min(s) 19 sec(s) Listen to this article: Mohlomi Mental Hospital stands accused of abusing patients. Management promises to investigate abuse allegations. Credit: Newsday With each crinkle, *Reitumetse Mohai’s throat emitted a subdued, rasping noise as she swallowed pages of her passport. [...]

Surviving the Night: Lesotho’s Sex Workers Share Tales of Exploitation, Assault, and Resilience 

15 December 2023 by Limpho Sello   Est Read Time: 13 min(s) 40 sec(s) Listen to this article: KAPAL will commemorate the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers tomorrow. The occasion will be observed with a peaceful march from IEMS to Sefikeng sa Moshoeshoe. Credit: KAPAL Facebook Page. Three women, discreetly [...]

Why HIV Testing Technology Could Help Lesotho Achieve 100% ARV Treatment Coverage

…As the world prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1, Lesotho is harnessing advanced HIV testing technology to swiftly identify new infections and enrol affected individuals on antiretroviral treatment. This innovative approach has the potential to identify high-risk populations promptly and mitigate the spread of new HIV infections. 19 [...]

Government Tactic To Silence Key Witness In Forced Sterilisation

 20 September 2023 by Pascalinah Kabi ‘Mamalapane Hlabanyane was sterilised by Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital without her knowledge. Credit by Thabelo Monamane This investigative reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists. The government has sabotaged a legal bid aimed at exposing secret forced [...]