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|Moshoeshoe of Lesotho, "Africa's greatest leader"|
afrol News - He stood up against the Zulu, gained several battles against the European invaders and managed to create a Basotho state that escaped incorporation in racist South Africa. Lesotho's first king, Moshoeshoe I, is often called "Africa's greatest leader" in the early 19th century.
|Lesotho's royal house - a world apart|
afrol News - In comes Prince Seeiso Seeiso, second in line to the throne in Lesotho. He just had his first born son and was terribly beaten by his villagers. "I'm terribly sorry I'm late for the interview," he says, coming directly from hospital. "And I have to apologise again, as I will have to leave immediately to go home and pick up some things for my wife." We agree to meet the next day.
|Is the African AIDS pandemic a bluff?|
afrol News - A growing number of researchers question the "official" inflated numbers of HIV/AIDS prevalence in African countries such as Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho. Poor testing, a special diagnosis of AIDS in Africa and erroneous computer-generated estimates by the UN had led to "misleading" numbers, they hold. The history of AIDS in Uganda serves as proof.
|Lesotho: Water of the future, waters of the past|
afrol News - Lesotho used to be an oasis of freedom in the middle of apartheid South Africa; now it's an oasis of poverty. The small kingdom however has one resource promising increased welfare for all: trickling mountain brooklets. The Mohale Dam uniting them for further exports to South Africa is soon to be finished, but the most visible result so far is that more than 30,000 people have lost all they had due to the dams.
|A preview of the Lesotho 2002 elections|
Misanet.com / SARDC - Lesotho's pre-election environment may be deceptively similar to that of other regional countries. There is one slight difference in Lesotho however, the shockingly large number of Basotho political parties contesting for these paramount elections, 19 in total, far exceeding the regional benchmark.
|Abuse of women escalates HIV infections in Africa|
afrol News - Violations of women's rights escalates the rate of HIV infections throughout the continent. Sexual oppression combined with a high biological receptiveness of viral transmission, put women at risk. As a consequence, the violence against women threatens to destroy whole communities.
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