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28 сентября, 20:57

Inspiration or looting?

Blankets from Lesotho are at the centre of controversy in the fashion world, as BBC Africa's Mayeni Jones reports.

23 сентября, 17:05

Talk to Al Jazeera - King Letsie III of Lesotho: Ready for more power

The Kingdom of Lesotho is often described as one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition to continued political instability, the nation is facing many serious social problems. Poverty and unemployment rates are high, violent crimes are common, and there are many reports of rape and abuse against women. With 25 percent of the people identified as HIV-positive, Aids/HIV rates are among of the highest in the world. But there are also sources of stability and wealth: Most people in Lesotho own their own land and their own homes. They speak the same language and share the same religion. It is a democratic country where people have a chance to express their views, and they have a king who is willing and anxious to help - if only they let him. Unlike the other African monarchies in Morocco and Swaziland where the king plays an important role in politics, Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy with a king whose powers are largely ceremonial. "I have no constitutional powers to intervene in public affairs or settle disputes that may arise between different political factions or between sections of the population and their political leaders. So it does cause, sometimes, a bit of a problem or a frustration on my part," King Letsie III of Lesotho tells Al Jazeera. But that may be about to change. In a conversation with Al Jazeera, the king suggests he is ready to play a larger role in politics - but under certain conditions. "I'm committed to the principles of a constitutional monarchy. However, if there is a view among the population that I could have a role in one way or another - there is a process of reform that is about to begin, reforming the Constitution ... if the people say this is what we want, then I am ready for it," the king tells Al Jazeera. "But we must be careful that ... we don't surrender the principles of the constitutional monarchy, and we do not, at the same time, try to usurp the powers of the elected government. So it will have to be a very balanced exercise.... but in the end, it depends on the views of the people and the leadership." So what is next for the landlocked Kingdom of Lesotho and its king? King Letsie III talks to Al Jazeera about political instability and reforms, the HIV epidemic, the controversy surrounding Katze dam, and his special relationship with Robert Mugabe. More from Talk To Al Jazeera on: YouTube - http://aje.io/ttajYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/talktoaj Twitter - http://twitter.com/talktoaljazeera Website - http://www.aljazeera.com/talktojazeera/

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23 сентября, 16:58

King Letsie III of Lesotho: Ready for more power

The king of Lesotho says he is willing to play a larger political role, if asked to do so.

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23 сентября, 05:36

Technology vital for small nations to meet development goals, Lesotho’s Prime Minister tells UN

Small countries, especially those in Africa, should be empowered with technologies to deal with and adapt to climate change challenges, as well as meet their development goals, the Prime Minister of Lesotho told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today.

22 сентября, 16:42

Scientific Forum 2017 - International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

His Majesty the King of Lesotho, Letsie III was the guest of honour at the IAEA 2017 Scientific Forum, which focused on Nuclear Techniques in Human Health. Health ministers, high level government officials and medical experts from over 30 counties discussed how nuclear techniques play a key role in healthcare.

18 сентября, 00:39

Принцесса Диана биография фото личная жизнь информация на 18.09.2017 г. Новости сегодня 18.09.2017 г.

Соперник «Матильде»: Третьяковка покажет фильм вгиковца, претендующий на «Оскар» Сентября 15, 2017 Из-за больного состояния и острого токсикоза многие запланированные мероприятия пройдут без участия Кейт. На его первые занятия в 1-ый класс ребенка отвел папа — принц Уильям. Кто такая принцесса Диана и что … Читать далее →

17 сентября, 20:18

Королева Англии Елизавета последние новости. (обновлено).

tass.ru: Times: принц Чарльз не намерен жить в Букингемском дворце По мнению принца Уэльского, выгоднее будет сделать дворец более открытым для публики, пишет газета… Он был на Южном полюсе. В 2013 году Принц Гарри стал первым членом британской королевской семьи, … Читать далее →

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16 сентября, 12:24

Instability lingers in African kingdom after deadly shootout

For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background noise in the small southern African kingdom.

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12 сентября, 01:35

Ten Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: John F. Bash, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas for the term of four years, vice Robert Lee Pitman, resigned. Walter David Counts, III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas, vice Robert A. Junell, retired. Howard R. Elliott, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, vice Marie Therese Dominguez James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy, vice Sean Joseph Stackley. Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Lesotho. R. Andrew Murray, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years, vice Anne M. Tompkins, resigned. Matthew Spencer Petersen, of Virginia, to Carla Sands, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Denmark. Manisha Singh, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs), vice Charles Hammerman Rivkin. Paul Trombino III, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration, vice Gregory Guy Nadeau.

11 июля, 15:34

Britain's Prince Harry says lack of education on HIV is 'absurd'

BRITAIN'S Prince Harry has criticised the "absurd" lack education for young people on HIV, saying youngsters often don't know about the virus until it is too late. Harry, 32, who has become a prominent

03 июля, 21:24

9 послам ООН устроили экскурсию по Городу Давида

Послы Австралии, Эстонии, Габона, Кении, Лесото, Малави, Папуа-Новой Гвинеи, Польши и Того своими глазами увидели, что Иерусалим - еврейский город

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02 июля, 11:38

Lesotho taxi drivers help lead fight against HIV

In Lesotho, country with second highest HIV rate, passengers learn about how male circumcision helps prevent infection.

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29 июня, 18:23

Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho

Horse racing becomes national sport in Lesotho The southern African country of Lesotho is turning its age-old pastime of horse riding into a national sport. The goal is to preserve the riding culture with national races, but money problems are standing in the way. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from the Leribe district in Lesotho. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

28 июня, 20:41

The Most Outrageous Celebrity Engagement Rings of All Time

Stars, they're just like us. Well, except when it comes to their engagement rings. Here, we're listing the 12 most extravagant celebrity engagement rings.

27 июня, 04:01

Украина погружается в демографическую пропасть

«Команда реформаторов» ударными темпами превращает Украину в страну трех «Д»: деиндустриализации, деградации социальной сферы и депопуляции.

21 июня, 03:25

Ростислав Ищенко: Беги, Петр, беги!(Киевский тупик) 20.06.2017

ИЩЕНКО: Я не знаю, Порошенко виднее, он в принципе, о фантастической поддержке начал заявлять еще до отъезда в Соединенные Штаты. Причем, вообще, сам его визит больше походил на бегство, потому что внезапно стране стало известно, что самолет с Порошенко улетел неведомо куда. По ходу дела узнали, что в Соединенные Штаты и что у него там, вроде бы, визит. ПОДОЛЯН: И в Соединенных Штатах вроде бы тоже как удивились?

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17 июня, 14:29

Factory workers in Lesotho push for better working conditions

Trade unionists in Lesotho are accusing foreign-owned factories of underpaying workers. The southern African country suffers from high unemployment, extreme poverty and a shrinking economy. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Maseru, Lesotho. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

16 июня, 22:24

Пожары в саванне: новые очаги напряжённости в Африке

Сразу в трёх африканских странах серьёзно обострилась ситуация. В Сомали — крупный теракт, в результате которого по меньшей мере 31 человек погиб. В Эритрее из-за вывода миротворческих сил Катара отмечают усиление напряжённости на границе с Джибути. А в Лесото была убита супруга премьер-министра страны Томаса Табане. Каждый из этих инцидентов может резко изменить ситуацию на территории сразу нескольких африканских государств. О потенциальных очагах напряжённости на Чёрном континенте — в материале RT. Читать далее

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16 июня, 17:20

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sworn in despite wife's killing

Thomas Thabane's estranged wife was shot dead by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night.