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U.S. Embassy Launches Law Enforcement Partnership with the Kingdom of Lesotho

The increased collaboration between Lesotho’s law enforcement agencies and their U.S. counterparts in the creation of the fingerprint database is a meaningful step forward in significantly advancing Lesotho’s border security priorities

The United States Embassy in Maseru hosted a team of law enforcement agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) to conduct the first phase of a potential multi-year project to create the Kingdom of Lesotho’s first national criminal fingerprint database. At the request of…

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LePHIA 2020 Survey Results Show Reduced New Infections, Successful Treatment Program in the Kingdom of Lesotho

The survey offered HIV counseling and testing with immediate return of results

Today, Ambassador Rebecca Gonzales joined Lesotho Minister of Health Semano Sekatle and representatives from ICAP at Columbia University for a virtual event to announce the final results of the Lesotho Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (LePHIA 2020) survey.  LePHIA 2020 is a household-based national survey that was conducted between December 2019 and…

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U.S. Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years of Friendship with the Basotho People

The celebration included a swearing-in ceremony for 60 new Peace Corps Volunteers, bringing the total number currently serving in Lesotho to 118

The United States Government celebrated 50 years of friendship and collaboration between the Peace Corps and the Basotho people at Thaba-Bosiu, December 12, 2018. A high-levelA delegation from the Peace Corps Headquarters led by Meredith Giordano, Deputy Director of Global Operations, visited Lesotho this week to participate in the commemoration, in…

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

South African border officials refuse to allow Lesotho taxis from entering SA with passengers and goods

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 refuse to allow Lesotho taxis…

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Millennium Challenge Corporation Board Votes to Reselect Lesotho

The Board recognized the concrete steps taken by the Government of Lesotho over the past year that demonstrate a commitment to addressing MCC’s ongoing rule of law concerns

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…

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Messages for U.S. Citizens From U.S. Mission South Africa

U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media prior to travel, avoid any reported conflict areas, and allow extra time to reach your destination

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 today over State Capture and corruption. Planned deployments are outlined here (http://APO.af/rG5oqu). U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media prior to travel, avoid…