Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding has increased across all countries but few are likely to meet the 2030 goal of 70%.
A monarch with absolute powers is just as dangerous as self-serving politicians in a democracy.
Schooled in music through church, he was driven by a fierce sense of belonging to Lesotho where he was born, and neighbouring South Africa.
For over 50 years Tshola was loved by audiences around the world for his rich baritone voice, which he used to inspire and to speak political truths.
There is more support for democracy among African people than is often recognised. Yet this can be undermined by election rigging and is lower in countries like Lesotho, Mozambique and South Africa.
The Malawi court’s decision provides a roadmap for future challenges to the death penalty in other southern African countries.
The Southern African Development Community does not have a remarkable record of military interventions in civil conflicts in the region.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
Large-scale droughts can have cascading impacts on food security. They can reduce yield, increase food prices, trigger changes in consumption and lead to unstable supply.
Lesotho’s first-ever entry at the Oscars is a powerful story based on true-to-life events in which a village is to be forcibly evicted to make way for a new dam.
The fundamental structure of the current constitution, which is cast in classical Westminster conceptions, is unsuited for modern-day constitutionalism.
Moeketsi Majoro’s installation as Prime Minister is welcome. But it does not guarantee much needed political stability in an era of complex coalition politics.
The policy and law applying to refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa is largely progressive. But, in practice, they continue to endure hardship and unfair treatment by officials.
South Africa’s numerous interventions in Lesotho contribute to the acrimonious nature of its political culture.
The loss of livelihoods flowing from the efforts to combat the pandemic highlights the dearth of social protection measures on the continent.
Power is visibly draining away from Tom Thabane. But, even at 80 years old, he remains a wily operator, and seems determined to cause maximum trouble to secure his immunity from prosecution.
Borders in southern Africa – as on the entire continent – were arbitrarily imposed by former colonial powers, and aren’t respected.
The doctrine of equality is ingrained both in theory and in the express provisions of Lesotho’s constitution.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
In Eswatini, Botswana, South Africa and Lesotho more than 1 in 5 children are HIV-exposed but uninfected. A coordinated strategy is needed to ensure all children reach their developmental potential.