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Lesotho's PM Ordered Wife's Killing: Cops

A no-show in court, Thomas Thabane cites health crisis

(Newser) - Lesotho's prime minister will join his current wife in facing murder charges in the 2017 shooting death of his estranged wife—whenever he shows up to court. Thomas Thabane failed to appear in court on Friday, with his press secretary saying he'd been taken to doctors in neighboring... More »

Lesotho's First Lady Will Be Charged With Murder

She's accused of killing her husband's previous wife

(Newser) - The first lady of the small southern African country of Lesotho is due to be charged with murder on Wednesday, with the BBC reporting Maesaiah Thabane is accused of killing her husband's previous wife. Two days before Thomas Thabane began his second term as prime minister, the wife he... More »

Diamond Found in Africa Weighs More Than a Baseball

The Lesotho diamond is worth tens of millions of dollars

(Newser) - Today a London-based gem company announced the discovery of a diamond that weighs 910 carats, making it the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever found by man. At 6.4 ounces, the diamond, which was pulled from a mine in the small African kingdom of Lesotho, is bigger than a baseball and... More »

On Desolate 'Roof of Africa,' the World's Priciest Diamonds

Beautiful gems go for 20 times the global average, but they're hard to mine

(Newser) - The world's highest mines, found in an area known as the Roof of Africa in the tiny nation of Lesotho, hold diamonds that are so prized they go for $2,000 a carat—20 times the world average of $100. But the excavation of these extremely precious gems is... More »

Best, Worst Places to Be Female

Iceland, Rwanda, and Norway top the Independent's 'best' list

(Newser) - With International Women's Day coming up Thursday, should we weep or rejoice? While British women will likely face 14 more elections before women equal men in Parliament, women in Qatar are far more likely to attend university than men. That said, the Independent picked its best and worse nations... More »

Gates Charity Creates New African Woes

AIDS dollars distort fragile health systems, undermining basic care

(Newser) - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $8.5 billion to global health causes and is slowly defeating AIDS in Africa, but it’s creating unexpected new problems for the continent, the LA Times reports. By pouring money into the treatment of AIDS, TB and malaria, it has lured... More »

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