Latest Lesotho News

South African army extends mission against Mozambique rebels

Apr. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The deployment of South Africa's military in northern Mozambique has been extended while its role has shifted from aggressively fighting Islamic extremist rebels to a peacekeeping effort, a top general said Wednesday. About 600 members of the South...

Women of Lesotho's garment industry lose jobs, hope in COVID

Mar. 29, 2022 03:54 AM EDT

MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Vekile Sesha stood outside the rusted gates of a garment factory in the industrial district of Lesotho’s capital, Maseru, willing her luck to change. Four months earlier, the blue jeans factory where she worked nearby abruptly shut, blaming plummeting demand from the...