Maseru (Lesotho)

Type: City
Name: Maseru (Lesotho)
Country: Lesotho
Latitude: -29.309999
Longitude: 27.49
population: 194,387
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Lesotho Defends Guptas' Diplomatic Status; Premier Insists He Isn't Corrupt and Values Family's 'Influence'

BYLINE: Basildon Peta MaseruLesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has strongly defended his decision to issue diplomatic passports to members of the Gupta family and rejected opposition demands to withdraw them.He said the diplomatic passports were essential ... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Productive Interaction between the AU & the Civil Society Community in Lesotho on Africa’s Integration and Auto-centered Development

Productive Interaction between the AU & the Civil Society Community in Lesotho on Africa’s integration and auto-centered development24th August 2014, Maseru, Lesotho: Civil Society meaningful contribution is essential for a developed prosperous Africa. ... [Published African Union - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Columnist's life... and death

HARARE - The recent Sadc summit in reminded me of my career as a columnist in the region — in Southern and  Northern Rhodesia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.For a time, a few years ago, I wrote a column, under my name, in the Johannesburg newspaper The Sowetan ... [Published Daily News Zimbabwe - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

IT’S OFFICIAL: The Guptas Now Carry Diplomatic Passports

Lesotho is a country 100% surrounded by South Africa, relying almost solely on South Africa for most of it’s economic affairs. It makes sense then that they bestow the Guptas with diplomatic passports.According to The Star :Maseru – Lesotho Prime Minister ... [Published 2Oceans Vibe News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

AU campaign on ECOSSOC arrives in the Kingdom of Lesotho

Maseru , Lesotho, 22nd August 2014 – The African Union campaign mission for sensitizations and motivation of the African Civil Society Community in preparation for elections into the Economic Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC) arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, ... [Published African Union - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

S/Africa to lead SADC organ on politics, defence

Copyright : APASouth Africa’s re-election on Monday tochair the Southern African Development Community organ for politicsand defence (Troika), was an affirmation of the confidence the regionalbody has in Pretoria, an offcial said.South African International ... [Published StarAfrica.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Eastern Cape to remember fallen struggle heroes

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle is expected to unveil the Telle Bridge Heritage Memorial at Qhoboshane village in Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape.This is in memory of the combatants who lost their lives in exile in the early 80's.The activists used ... [Published SABC - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

The Aranda Royal Fashion Affair heats up Maseru

The 21st of June was the longest and coldest day of winter; but the sub-zero temperatures couldn't stop the models sizzling at the Royal Fashion Affair. After hosting a winter fashion show and cultural festival for a number of years, Aranda decided to ... [Published Biz Community - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 2 reports

High quality 198-carat diamond found in Lesotho

Maseru - A 198-carat white diamond of excellent quality has been discovered in Lesotho, mining firm Gem Diamonds announced Tuesday.The stone was found in the Letseng mine in the kingdom's northern Maluti mountains in July, the firm said in a statemen ... [Published News24 - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Handover of the First Discretionary Local Development and Capacity Building Grants to District Councils and Maseru City Council

The Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government, Chieftainship and of Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing, officially announced and handed over the first discretionary Performance Based Local Development Grant (LDG) and ... [Published PressReleasePoint - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 03 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

Tent travels: Mountain passes and a kingdom in the sky

Frozen Lake Letsie.LAND-locked in the centre of South Africa, the magical mountain kingdom of Lesotho has so much to offer adventurous visitors and it is far easier to reach than many people realise.There is a perception that one needs a 4X4 vehicle to ... [Published South Coast Herald - Aug 03 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

All out effort

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is doing everything to secure the release of foreign-based players for Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations second round match against Lesotho at the Nyayo National Stadium.Lesotho, boast 1-0 victory over Harambee Stars from ... [Published The Star (Kenya) - Jul 30 2014]

Quotes

"I have appointed them to market the country (Lesotho) in countries where they have influence... These people (the Guptas) are good friends of the ANC and we have good relations with the ANC" Thabane said in an interview with the IndependentIndependent Foreign Service at his official residence on Friday
"They have influence in a number of countries that can help Lesotho. They have undertaken to hunt for investors for us."
"We see a lot of business opportunities in Africa and believe this new investment will generate a significant return" Mr Chaiyapat said
"Minor is excited by this latest acquisition, which will augment its growth strategy in Africa and will further introduce our Anantara and Avani brands in the region. We look forward to seeing our partnership with Sun International further flourish in the future" he said

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Lesotho Defends Guptas' Diplomatic Status; Prem... [Published HighBeam Research - Aug 26 2014]
Productive Interaction between the AU & the Civ... [Published African Union - Aug 26 2014]
Columnist's life... and death [Published Daily News Zimbabwe - Aug 25 2014]
IT’S OFFICIAL: The Guptas Now Carry Diplomatic ... [Published 2Oceans Vibe News - Aug 25 2014]
Lesotho defends Guptas’ diplomatic sta... [Published South Africa Star - Aug 25 2014]
AU campaign on ECOSSOC arrives in the Kingdom o... [Published African Union - Aug 24 2014]
Minor Hotel Group to operate eight African prop... [Published Hospitality Business Middle East - Aug 24 2014]
HVS EMEA Hospitality Newsletter – Week Ending 2... [Published HVS International - Singapore Bureau - Aug 22 2014]
Sun International’s big African deal [Published Hotel and Restaurant - Aug 21 2014]
Minor adds 8 African hotels to portfolio [Published Bangkok Post - Aug 21 2014]
Minor Group drives deeper into Africa [Published Travel Weekly Web - Aug 20 2014]
Minor Hotel Group goes big in Africa with Sun I... [Published TTG ASIA - Aug 20 2014]
Minor expands Avani brand with Sun partnership [Published HotelierMiddleEast.com - Aug 20 2014]
Minor Hotel Group Strengthens Position in Afric... [Published Travel and Tour World - Aug 20 2014]
Minor Hotel Group strengthens Africa position [Published Travel Daily Media - Aug 20 2014]
Minor Hotel expands Anantara brand with Sun Int... [Published BreakingTravelNews - Aug 19 2014]
Sun International to reduce its reliance on Africa [Published SA Commercial Property News - Aug 19 2014]
Minor Hotel signs strategic partnership with Su... [Published Express Hotelier and Caterer - Aug 19 2014]
Minister Dipuo Peters opens Thaba Nchu intercha... [Published South African Government - Aug 19 2014]
Sun International in deal with Thai group [Published BDlive - Aug 19 2014]
Today’s top stories [Published Destiny Man - Aug 19 2014]
Internationally acclaimed hotelier takes over R... [Published NewsHub South Africa - Aug 19 2014]
Minor International and South Africa's Sun Inte... [Published Mbendi - Aug 18 2014]
S/Africa to lead SADC organ on politics, defence [Published StarAfrica.com - Aug 18 2014]
Minor forms strategic partnership in Africa wit... [Published The Nation - Thailand - Aug 18 2014]
Africa's Sun International makes big divestments [Published Hospitality World Network - Aug 18 2014]
Sun International to dispose of African assets [Published CNBC Africa - Aug 18 2014]
Fin24.com | Sun International reduces African a... [Published Finance 24 - Aug 18 2014]
Premier Phumulo Masualle: Unveiling of Telle Br... [Published South African Government - Aug 15 2014]
Eastern Cape to remember fallen struggle heroes [Published SABC - Aug 15 2014]
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Lesotho: GIEWS Country Brief: Lesotho 01-August... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 04 2014]
Source: Food and Agriculture OrganizationCountry: Lesotho FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT Cereal production in 2014 estimated at an average level Maize prices increase in Maseru, but remain generally stable elsewhere Number of food insecure estimated to ...
Lesotho uses football to combat HIV virus [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Jul 22 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScDjFrXvm1U&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;Lesotho uses football to combat HIV virus Lesotho has the third highest prevalence of HIV in the world. ...
This Studio Of A Life–The Tale Of A Great Producer [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 10 2014]
Inyambo Imenda is the birth name of producer Nyambz (or Nyambo). He went to high school in the proverbial ‘middle of nowhere’ — a small town called Harrismith in South Africa’s Free State Province where him and a rapper friend started making music. ...
This Studio Of A Life–Portraits Of Rappers And ... [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Jul 03 2014]
I can’t recall when I first fell in love with hip-hop, but I do know that the first song I transcribed was Coolio’s ‘ Gangster’s paradise .’ Transcribing lyrics in ‘songbooks’ was a big deal in the mid-nineties; it was shortly before I discovered that ...
World Bank private financing scheme bleeds Leso... [Published Zunia.org RSS - Jun 18 2014]
Lesotho is a small mountainous country with enormous health challenges. It has the worlds third highest burden of HIV and AIDS. The Consumers Protection Association published a joint report with Oxfam in April that shows how a health publicprivate partnership ...
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Lesotho Officials Study Diaspora Engagement [Published IOM Press Briefing Notes - May 27 2014]
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