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New funds for orphans and vulnerable children projects in Lesotho

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has signed a cooperation agreement with two organisations in Lesotho under which it will allocate over $1.2 million to boost an integrated social protection system for orphans and other vulnerable children in the country.

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Riders saving lives in Africa

Mar4

Riders for Health, the motorbike-based charity arm of the MotoGP racing championship working in certain areas of Africa, is inviting its supporters to take part in an inspirational ride through Lesotho, where they will help raise funds for the organisation and experience its work first-hand.

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SA and Lesotho among top 10 in gender equality

Two southern African states, South Africa and Lesotho, have leapt into top 10 ranking of countries where women face the least discrimination, the World Economic Forum said.

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South Africa: water resources in danger

South Africans may have to start paying more for water if they do not manage their water resources efficiently. This is in light of a recent study which has shown that South Africa has less natural water resources than previously believed.

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Water Management: Regional prescriptions are needed

The Orange-Senqu River has a one million square kilometre basin that covers Lesotho, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia. The water it provides is crucial to industry in South Africa, but is also relied on by farmers and domestic users.

In 2000, the Orange-Senqu River Commission – ORASECOM – was established to advise member states on the shared use of water resources. ORASECOM executive secretary Lenka Thamae spoke to IPS during a field trip along the length of the river to answer questions.

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