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2008-07-15 18:00:29

Prince Harry would like to spend more time helping children in Africa. Britain's royal soldier-humanitarian was in the impoverished African kingdom of Lesotho recently to work with Sentebale - the charity he and Lesotho's Prince Seeiso founded in the memory of Harry's late mother, Princess Diana . The 23-year-old lieutenant spoke with reporters about balancing his army life with his charity work. "I wish I could be out here more often," he said while visiting a newly opened center for...

2006-05-17 14:04:39

By Lesley Wroughton BUTHA BUTHE, Lesotho (Reuters) - US frontman Bono, in Lesotho on an African tour, visited a rural AIDS clinic on Wednesday that he says shows how global resources can be used to provide HIV/AIDS sufferers with free testing and treatment. In this small town, which has a single factory making T-shirts sold at U2 concerts, the Paballong clinic and its two nurses treat 266 patients with free antiretrovirals funded by the Global Fund for AIDS. Bono supports the Fund...

2006-05-17 14:10:00

By Lesley Wroughton BUTHA BUTHE, Lesotho (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bono, in Lesotho on an African tour, visited a rural AIDS clinic on Wednesday that he says shows how global resources can be used to provide HIV/AIDS sufferers with free testing and treatment. In this small town, which has a single factory making T-shirts sold at U2 concerts, the Paballong clinic and its two nurses treat 266 patients with free antiretrovirals funded by the Global Fund for AIDS. Bono, the U2 frontman,...

2006-05-16 09:13:50

By Lesley Wroughton MASERU (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bono began a new African tour on Tuesday in Lesotho where he will unveil a new initiative to fight AIDS in its ailing textile industry. "In a small African country the three issues -- debt, aid and trade -- come together in an unholy trinity," the U2 frontman told Reuters as his plane landed in the capital Maseru with a delegation of activists and private sector executives. Bono has billed this as "Measuring Success and Promises...

2006-05-16 09:35:15

By Lesley Wroughton MASERU (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bono began a new African tour on Tuesday in Lesotho where he will unveil a new initiative to fight AIDS in its ailing textile industry. "In a small African country the three issues -- debt, aid and trade -- come together in an unholy trinity," the U2 frontman told Reuters as his plane landed in the capital Maseru with a delegation of activists and private sector executives. Bono has billed this as "Measuring Success and Promises...

2006-03-17 18:32:37

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday. "What has happened to women is such a gross and palpable violation of human rights that the funding must be found," said Stephen Lewis, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for AIDS in Africa. "We must right the wrong." Lewis, just back from a trip to...

2006-03-17 19:20:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Women and girls are far more vulnerable to AIDS than men and need their own U.N. agency to defend them, just as the U.N. children's fund UNICEF protects young people, a top U.N. envoy said on Friday. "What has happened to women is such a gross and palpable violation of human rights that the funding must be found," said Stephen Lewis, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for AIDS in Africa. "We must right the wrong." Lewis, just back from a trip to Lesotho...

2006-02-21 17:35:36

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Program said on Tuesday it had spent nearly $100 million on food purchases in southern Africa in 2005, double the amount it spent in the region in 2004. It said the money bought more than 500,000 tons of food used to support vulnerable people across the world's poorest continent. The bulk was bought in regional breadbasket South Africa, where some 337,000 tons of food worth $62 million was purchased. "A total of 507,112 tons of...

2005-09-21 15:33:36

MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho will likely fail to meet its target of providing 28,000 HIV patients with life-prolonging drugs by the end of the year as part of a global attempt to boost AIDS treatment, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Lesotho's target was part of a global programme to provide three million people with antiretroviral drugs by the end of 2005, but World Health Organization global HIV/AIDS director Jim Kim said the tiny mountain kingdom had no chance of meeting it....

2005-07-18 11:36:33

By Ntsau Lekhetho MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho will cease to exist unless it can tackle an HIV rate of around 30 percent, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday as he opened a clinic in the impoverished mountain kingdom's capital. Clinton is on a six-nation tour of Africa seeing how the AIDS pandemic is affecting children on the world's poorest continent. His foundation is spending some $10 million on AIDS-affected children this year, mainly in rural Africa. "I ask you to help...


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2007-12-21 11:03:40

The Grey Rhebok or Grey Rhebuck (Pelea capreolus), is a species of antelope endemic to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Swaziland. They prefer grassy, mountainous habitat They are also known as the Vaal Rhebok or Vaalribbok. Rheboks carry a woolly grey coat to insulate them from the cold of their habitat. Only the males carry the straight horns. Males become extremely aggressive during the breeding season.

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2007-10-22 08:19:01

The Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus), is a species of antelope found in South Africa and Lesotho. It is found along coastal lands within shrubland and heathland vegetation. They are diurnal, though they rest during the heat of the day. Herds contain only males, only females or are mixed and do not exceed forty animals. They were once killed as pests and were almost extinct, but have since recovered. The Bontebok stands 31.5 to 39.5 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 110 and 200...

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2006-03-01 10:04:48

The Cape Griffon or Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) is an Old World vulture in the family Accipitridae. It is common to southern Africa, and is found mainly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. They nest on cliffs and typically lay one egg per year. The species is listed as "Vulnerable", and the IUCN Conservation Status is (VU A1ade+2de, C1+2b). The major problems it faces are poisoning, disturbance at breeding colonies and electrocution. The current population is estimated at 8,000.

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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