Women sewing blue jeans for Levi's, Wrangler, Lee and The Children's Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their...
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — The president of Tanzania has rewarded national soccer team players and officials with $5,000 each and a plot of land in the capital city for qualifying for the...
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An African monarch with a special connection to a small Ohio university will visit to give the school's commencement speech.
The Springfield News-Sun reports Lesotho's King Letsie III will travel to Springfield to speak at Wittenberg University Saturday.
Fans of the blockbuster movie "Black Panther" who long to visit Wakanda will find real cities, landscapes, culture, clothing and history all over Africa that will remind them of the fictional high-tech kingdom depicted in the film.
In this episode of the AP Travel podcast "Get Outta Here," hosted by Associated Press travel editor Beth Harpaz, we'll hear from AP's Africa editor Andrew Meldrum about destinations on the continent that offer glimpses of the world depicted in "Black Panther."
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — A brigadier and four other soldiers in Lesotho have been charged with attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of an editor whose newspaper was seen as critical of the military commander at the time.
The five suspects were charged last week and are due in court again on Dec. 13 for the attack on Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri, whose jaw was shattered in the shooting and required reconstructive surgery.
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — A former military commander in Lesotho has been charged with murdering a police official during a purported 2014 attempt to topple the government of the small African mountain kingdom.
Tlali Kamoli on Monday also is charged with attempted murder for the 2014 bombings of three homes, including an attack that authorities had said was an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Thomas Thabane.
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — 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.
The shooting death last week of the country's military commander, Lt. Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso, by two rival officers who were killed in the gunfight heightened regional concerns about Lesotho, whose mostly peaceful elections in June gave hope that stability was being restored.
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Troops from several southern African countries are deploying to Lesotho amid tensions over the shooting death of the mountain kingdom's military commander.
Lesotho's defense minister, Sentje Lebona, said Thursday that the Southern African Development Community, a regional bloc, is sending forces to keep order. Lebona says the force includes troops from South Africa, Angola and Mozambique but declines to comment on the size.
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho's military commander was killed Tuesday in a gunfight with two rival officers who also died, the defense minister of the tiny southern African nation said.
Defense Minister Sentje Lebona confirmed the death of Lt. Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso in a resurgence of the political instability that has plagued Lesotho.
Witnesses said the gunfight happened after the two officers forced their way into Motsomotso's office at a military barracks.
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho's new prime minister took the oath of office on Friday, returning to power three years after he fled the politically unstable southern African kingdom because of fears that he was an assassination target.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Easing fears of instability, Lesotho's government says the prime minister has resigned after losing elections in the small southern African nation beset by power struggles in recent years.
The government said in a statement officially stamped on Thursday that the ceremonial king has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.
The statement says Mosisili will remain in his post "until the induction of the new prime minister into office."
SEMONKONG, Lesotho (AP) — People in mountainous Lesotho, some wrapped in blankets to ward off the cold, voted in national elections on Saturday amid concerns about chronic political instability in the southern African country.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho holds elections on Saturday after the prime minister lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, highlighting instability in a southern African country with a history of shaky coalition governments and concern about military interference in politics.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. food agency has declared its highest-level emergency in drought-stricken southern Africa and is appealing for $204 million immediately to purchase food and transport it to the region to help millions of hungry people.
World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told reporters in a telephone briefing from hard-hit Malawi on Tuesday that the El Nino-induced drought — which also affected South America and Ethiopia — has...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A gunman's bullet has shattered the jaw of a newspaper editor in Lesotho, and the publisher faces defamation charges because of a column that satirized the military commander in the landlocked southern Africa country.
Lloyd Mutungamiri, editor of the Lesotho Times, was in critical condition after the shooting late Saturday outside his home in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, and doctors in neighboring South Africa have conducted facial surgery, publisher...
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nobel peace prize winner Desmond Tutu on Sunday celebrated four decades of service as a bishop at a mass at St. Mary's Cathedral and central Johannesburg.
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Tutu, 84, was dean at St. Mary's when he was appointed bishop of Lesotho 40 years ago. Tutu later became the first black archbishop of Cape Town where he was an outspoken opponent of South Africa's apartheid regime, which enforced a harsh system of racial discrimination....
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