Lesotho Wire
Lesotho Wire

UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA – The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania.

Mauritania does not have a law to prevent gender-based violence and rape. In …

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

KAMPALA – Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala’s city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a health meeting that police interrupted.

Patrick …

Gambia Sues Myanmar for Genocide Against Rohingya Muslims

UNITED NATIONS – In a highly unusual move, the tiny West African nation of The Gambia on Monday filed a lawsuit against Myanmar, accusing it of perpetrating a genocide on ethnic Rohingya Muslims which forced hundreds of thousands to flee …

Seybrew hopes to sell Seychelles’ top beer in Australia, Germany, and UK, but costs are an issue

Seychelles Breweries Limited (SBL), the only local beverage company in Seychelles, has announced plans to export its signature beer Seybrew to three countries: Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany.

The company revealed its plan during a press conference recently to …

Fishermen on Seychellois island voluntarily close down fishing zones in a bid to protect stock

An area around the main harbour of Seychelles’ Praslin island, the nation’s second-most populated island, has been demarcated as a voluntary fisheries closure zone in a bid to help maintain the fish stock.

The project, an initiative of the Praslin …