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US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the African Growth and Opportunity Act(AGOA) August 4, 2014 during the US-Africa Summit at the World Bank in Washington, DC.AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the African Growth and Opportunity Act(AGOA) August 4, 2014 during the US-Africa Summit at the World Bank in Washington, DC.AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Finally Did Something Right in Africa — and It’s About to Stop

Lesotho's women have benefited from a trade deal that’s now at risk because of the country’s male politicians.

MASERU, LESOTHO - JULY 09:  A young street kid sits on a matteress made from tin cans in Maseru on July 9, 2008 in Maseru, Lesotho. Street children in Mesuru are one of the vulnerable groups being helped by the charity Sentebale. Sentebale was founded by Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family and Prince Harry from the British Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest of Lesotho's people - its orphans and vulnerable children. Lesotho is a country in desperate need of help, many of the adults have been wiped out by HIV/AIDS leaving a generation of over 380,000 orphans struggling to fend for themselves. The plight of the children in Lesotho is a priority for Prince Harry and his recent trip to the region has highlighted to the world the problems.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
MASERU, LESOTHO - JULY 09: A young street kid sits on a matteress made from tin cans in Maseru on July 9, 2008 in Maseru, Lesotho. Street children in Mesuru are one of the vulnerable groups being helped by the charity Sentebale. Sentebale was founded by Prince Seeiso from the Lesotho Royal family and Prince Harry from the British Royal family in response to the plight of the neediest of Lesotho's people - its orphans and vulnerable children. Lesotho is a country in desperate need of help, many of the adults have been wiped out by HIV/AIDS leaving a generation of over 380,000 orphans struggling to fend for themselves. The plight of the children in Lesotho is a priority for Prince Harry and his recent trip to the region has highlighted to the world the problems. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Lottery Ticket Approach Leads to Drastic Reduction in HIV Prevalence

A lottery program in Lesotho led to a 21.4 percent reduction in HIV incidence among participants over a two-year period.

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The Mountain Kingdom, on the Brink

As southern Africa's democratic success story Lesotho goes to the polls, the prime minister's anti-corruption crackdown has brought a bitter power struggle into the streets.

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