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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location: Maseru Bridge Border Crossing and Sesoto National Stadium Event: The Embassy has received information from the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) and from local media reports stating that Maseru Bridge Border crossing will be closed on Monday April 2 due to protest by Lesotho taxi companies. There are reports that South African border officials ...
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Millennium Challenge Corporation Visits Lesotho to Discuss New Compact Development

From February 12 – 14, 2018, a delegation from the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) , comprised of Kyeh Kim, Principal Deputy Vice President, Africa ; Tom Kelly, Acting Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation; and Jason Small, Managing Director, Africa, visited Lesotho to discuss the development of an MCC compact to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in partnership with the Government of ...
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MCC Board Votes to Reselect Lesotho

On December 19, the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) met in Washington, DC.  Following the meeting, Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Nash spoke to Prime Minister Thabane to advise him of the Board’s decision to reselect Lesotho, after a two-year hiatus.  The Board recognized the concrete steps taken by the Government of Lesotho over ...
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Peace Corps swears in 54 New Volunteers

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Chargé d’Affairés Daniel S. Katz swore in Lesotho’s new group of Peace Corps Volunteers during a ceremony held at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village in Maseru. The Peace Corps is the U.S. government’s volunteer organization, which sends Americans to developing countries to help build the skill capacity among host country nationals, ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens From U.S. Mission South Africa

The U.S. Mission informs U.S. citizens in South Africa that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) announced plans to embark upon a national strike on September 27, 2017 over State Capture and corruption. Planned deployments are outlined below. U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media prior to travel, avoid any reported conflict ...
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