Lesotho

SADC report on Lesotho: cause for hope, or more of the same?
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Politics and Society SADC report on Lesotho: cause for hope, or more of the same?

This weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will convene a double troika summit in Mozambique to receive the report of its commission of inquiry into ‘disturbances to peace and stability’ in Lesotho. The 10-member commission, led by Botswana High Court judge, Mpaphi Phumaphi, was deployed in September and concluded its work in early November. The inquiry was established following the SADC summit that took place in Pretoria in July.

Bad Aid: How a World Bank private financing scheme is bleeding Lesotho dry
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Politics and Society Bad Aid: How a World Bank private financing scheme is bleeding Lesotho dry

Last week the organization I work for – the Consumers Protection Association – published a joint report with Oxfam that shows how a health public–private partnership (PPP) is draining the budget of the Ministry of Health and diverting scarce resources away from primary healthcare services in rural areas, where death rates are rising and where three-quarters of the population live.