Lesotho’s rural populations in dire need of food aid

The priority now for Lesotho is to secure food aid for the most vulnerable populations, according to its Prime Minister, Motsoahae Thomas Thabane.

Recurring drought and late rains have resulted in a poor harvest and added to the already fragile situation in the country, he says.

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Secretary-General congratulates Lesotho for holding of peaceful elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulates the people of Lesotho for conducting peaceful elections recently for the African country's National Assembly, his spokesperson said overnight.