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    International Women's Day 2015

    In celebration of International Women's Day, two 2014 Mandela Washington Fellows ( YALI), Moratua Hlongwa and Khahliso Khama, shared their experiences from the U.S. and inspired a group of more than 25 accomplished Basotho women to help each other reach their goals and to improve girls' education.

  • The U.S. Congratulates Lesotho on Elections

    The U.S. Congratulates Lesotho on Elections

    Secretary John Kerry has released a statement congratulating the people of Lesotho for participating peacefully in the country’s snap parliamentary election on February 28. Read the full statement by clicking below:

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  • Ambassador and Man shaking hands (State Dept.)

    Observing the Elections

    U.S. Ambassador Matthew T. Harrington and Head of Mission of the African Union Election Observation Mission Raila Odinga meet while observing Lesotho’s election.

  • Applications Now Open for Fulbright 2016

    Applications Now Open for Fulbright 2016

    Public Affairs Officer Julie McKay and Fulbright Scholarship alumnus spoke on back-to-back radio and television morning prime time shows, February 19, 2014. We are now accepting applications for 2016.

  • Groups sits and stands together with Ambassador Harrington. (Photo Credit: State Dept.)

    Support for IEC Voter Education Efforts

    For more on the upcoming elections please read Ambassador Harrington's recent OpEd entitled 2015: An Opportunity for Lesotho to Move Forward:


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    PC-L Peace Corps Lesotho
  • AGOA
    AGOA African Growth Opportunity Act
  • MCA-L
    MCA-L Millenium Challenge Account - Lesotho
    PEPFAR President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief

Education & Exchange Programs

  • We are now accepting applications for the Fulbright Scholarship and the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship programs from suitably qualified Basotho nationals. Go to our 'Study in the U.S.' tab for eligibility criteria, deadlines and other details.

Lesotho Human Rights Report 2013

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Country Commercial Guide 2013