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Harry's Moving Photos Prove African Orphans Aren't Just The Face Of AIDS

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

During a recent trip to Africa, Prince Harry zoomed in on some inspiring progress in a country devastated by AIDS. The British Royal visited kids i...

A Movement That Matters: Trans Rights in Lesotho

Randal Mason | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

"There's a lot of stigma in the general population," says Tampose Mothopeng, a human rights defender from Lesotho, who's been described by NPR as "young, idealistic, and transsexual."

Lesotho's Prime Minister Accuses Military Of Staging Coup

AP | CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 08.30.2014 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The countr...

It Takes More Than a Village to Raise a Child

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

Something important happened to you right after you were born. You don't remember it, but your parents do. You got a birth certificate. That is such a simple act -- like flicking a switch and having a light come on -- that we forget how complex it is.

HRH Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso: Rebuilding Lesotho's Missing Generation

Seeiso Bereng Seeiso | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Seeiso Bereng Seeiso

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has wiped out a generation leaving one in three children orphans and without the love and care of parents to guide them through the early days of their lives.

Where a Quarter of the Population Has HIV, Marathon Running Offers Hope and More

John Aerni-Flessner | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
John Aerni-Flessner

For a lot of the group running wasn't just a way of life, but a way to survive, not only for themselves, but also to literally support their families.

A New Kind of Football Club Is Making Social Change the Goal

Pete Fleming | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Pete Fleming

As the World Cup in Brazil approaches, the role of football as a catalyst for social and political change is in the news again, but what about revolutionizing the football industry itself.

Empowering Women Through Soccer in the Mountain Kingdom

Makatleho Pitso | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Makatleho Pitso

I am passionate about sports, and I believe sport has the ability to transform other people's lives as it did mine.

Bankrupting a Nation -- Not the Best Way to Achieve Health Care

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

This week, as the spring meetings are hosted by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., recent negligent and unaligned behavior from the World Bank's private lending arm, the International Finance Corporation, has garnered attention.

Desmond Tutu: HRAC's Person of the Year

Jack Healey | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Tutu was part of a tsunami of change that challenged and toppled the walls of apartheid. But he was not finished then. He has continued to fight onwards to publicize the plight and agitate for positive change.

Believing in Mandela, Believing in His Circle, Believing in Human Rights

Jack Healey | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

Let us not rest with the knowledge that another world is possible. Let's join together to make a world of justice and dignity so probable as to be inevitable. I thank Madiba and all of his circle for setting an example that we must all still follow.

Prince Harry: From Polo in Connecticut to Orphans in Africa

Jim Luce | Posted 07.23.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...

Prince Harry Rolls Out Dough In Teddy Bear Apron, Earth Swoons

Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste

Nice form, your Highness!

The Strangest Mountain Kingdom

Robert Schrader | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Robert Schrader

With the lowest point of the kingdom over 1,000 meters above sea level, Lesotho is officially the planet's highest country.

Prince Harry's Charity Plans On Expanding Mission To 5 Countries

Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact

Prince Harry pursuing a pretty noble mission. He recently announced that his charity, Sentebale, which helps children in the tiny country Lesotho i...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Best Value Destinations For 2012

Lonely Planet | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Lonely Planet

If past years (or recessions) have sucked up your travel budget, plan smart and get more in bang for your buck in these value destinations, from Lonely Planet.

Mugabe: From Liberator to Jailer

Jack Healey | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Jack Healey

On April 18, 2011, the writer Peter Godwin wrote an article for the New York Times about Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. Reading it awakened in me me...

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

What does a congressperson from Ohio have in common with a 16 year-old sex worker in Cambodia? They're both symbols of the perverse political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

Peace Corps Volunteer Killed In Lesotho In Southern Africa

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Lesotho says a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the southern African country was shot and killed in an apparent ...

Inspiring Learners with Technology... and no Electricity (VIDEO)

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

In nine years of observing teachers' technology use in the classroom, and seeing what little impact thousands of dollars of technology can have, Moliehe's classroom is a lesson to us all on how to get the most out of what we have.

In NY, Prince Harry Plays Polo For African charity

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Britain's Prince Harry took a tumble from his horse Sunday before his defeat in a New York polo match against the world's best known ...

Prince Harry, Prince William Visit Lesotho AIDS Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of their first joint official foreign tour, Prince Harry took his older bother Prince William to Lesotho this week so that he could share his ...

Where Life Expectancy Is Only 36

AP | NASTASYA TAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MORIJA, Lesotho — Medical workers are increasingly concerned that the lethal combination of HIV infection and tuberculosis may become the world'...

Dr. Judy on the Trauma of Disasters - like Haitian Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

New York clinical psychologist and well-known TV and radio personality Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. just returned from Haiti where she trained "comforters" -...

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso Celebrate Sentebale in Barbados

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

Sentebale, an organization that supports children in Lesotho, was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso in 2006. The princes directed attention towards the problem by playing in the inaugural Sentebale Polo Cup.