Latest News for: Lesotho media


CPJ Insider: Year-End Edition

CPJ 21 Dec 2021
Our new Emergencies director, Lucy Westcott, flew to Doha, the destination for many journalists, where she helped assist in and coordinate logistics for media workers who would be resettled ... Must-reads ... “2021 ... “Free media essential to independent judiciary, parliament,” Dawn ... “Media crackdown in Lesotho as radio station banned for a few weeks,” News24.

Lesotho police arrest a radio presenter, suspend one station’s license, and raid another

CPJ 14 Dec 2021
Four days later, the state broadcasting regulator, the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), withdrew 357 FM’s broadcasting license for allegedly failing to comply with a directive of its Broadcasting Disputes and Resolution Panel, according to a statement the authority posted on Twitter and a media report.

She Made Jeans for Americans. When They Stopped Shopping, She Turned to Sex Work

Time Magazine 14 Dec 2021
For five years, the 30-year-old mother stitched Levi’s jeans at a garment factory in Lesotho, a small landlocked country within South Africa ... The Taiwanese company—Lesotho’s largest garment sector employer—owns five major factories, three of which have closed in the past 16 months.

CAAV proposes suspending flights from 10 African countries over Omicron concerns

The Saigon Times 04 Dec 2021
The 10 African countries where the mutant strain has been detected are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Angola and Zambia, the local media reported. The proposal followed the prime minister’s directive on tighter border control over people arriving from countries that have detected Omicron ... .

Lesotho's Former Prime Minister Charged With Murder of Ex-Wife - Reports

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2021
Former Prime Minister of the south African nation of Lesotho Thomas Tabane has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Lipolela Thabane, media reported on Tuesday ... the murder of his estranged wife, Lipolela Thabane, media reported on Tuesday.

Travel restrictions by country following the Omicron variant outbreak 29 Nov 2021
Angola announced on Saturday that it will close its borders with seven countries in southern Africa in an effort to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant, according to state media ... South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Mozambique, according to local media.

Guatemala to restrict southern African travelers due to new COVID variant, says president

Reuters 26 Nov 2021
"Yesterday we received the report of a new variant, for which we have already given the order for restrictions of people coming from those countries, which is not many," the president told media.

UK Emergency Medical Team deployed to Papua New Guinea

Reliefweb 25 Oct 2021
Minister for the Pacific, Lord Goldsmith said. ... Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the UK EMT has supported the WHO and health ministries in deployments of over 100 medical experts to Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Lebanon, Namibia, South Africa, Tunisia and Zambia. Media enquiries.

Strict conditions for Region 5 Games

Mmegi Online 21 Aug 2021
The Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has come up with strict conditions for the National Sport Associations (NSA) sending teams to the AUSC Region 5 Games to be held in Lesotho in December ... Addressing the media this week, BNSC chief executive officer (CEO), Tuelo Serufho ...

Lesotho’s PM isolating with Covid as cases ‘go unrecorded’

The Guardian 12 Aug 2021
Medics fear government is failing to gather data as ‘social media conspiracies’ slow ...

It is a cold fact… snow over much of province

Independent online (SA) 15 Jul 2021
And we wouldn’t change that for anything… we are doing our best to give you the snow experience you are looking for,” they wrote on social media. The Snow Report reported that snow is also possible for Lesotho and Namibia. Cape Times .

Kanalelo Boloetsi: Taking on Lesotho’s cellphone giants, and winning

Mail Guardian South Africa 15 Jun 2021
And it’s near freezing in Lesotho ... One of these pedestrians is Kananelo Boloetsi, a 32-year-old Lesotho-based journalist and human rights activist. In October 2018, Boloetsi announced on social media that he had written to the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) with a common complaint.

SA expels diplomats who allegedly sold duty-free booze

Independent online (SA) 12 Jun 2021
Lesotho foreign affairs minister Matsepo Ramakoae said they saw media reports that some diplomats were involved in this ... In January, there were media reports that Lesotho diplomats in South Africa had sold duty-free alcohol to make up for the shortages in their salaries.

South Africa expels Malawi diplomats over booze scandal

Al Jazeera 12 Jun 2021
Several diplomats of Lesotho were expelled from South Africa ... South African media have reported that cash-strapped Lesotho diplomats have been bringing alcohol into the country without paying duty and then reselling it in bars and restaurants.