Applications are now open for the ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2017


Great opportunity for Basotho.
Applications are now open for the ASHINAGA AFRICA INITIATIVE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2017.
Ashinaga Africa Initiative contributes to Sub-Saharan Africa’s development through higher education abroad.
Ashinaga is a Japan-based nonprofit organization,which provides educational and emotional support to orphaned students. The organization has supported over 95,000 orphans in the last 45 years, and many of its graduates are actively contributing to society in a variety of fields across the world, for application guidelines please visit the website below;

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Lesotho Business Forum and Investment Seminar

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Invitation to the South African Safari to be hosted at the FCCJ on the evening of the 27th of October 2016

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Thursday, October 27, 2016, 18:30 - 21:00


Door Prize: 2 round trip economy class tickets
South African Airways Cape Town via HK

The FCCJ is honored to host the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for another exciting evening of Southern African Culture, cuisine and entertainment. Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe join us for a Southern Africa Safari.

Experience the diversity of these Southern African countries who are working towards regional  integration and a free trade area. Try South African wines which enjoy top billing at internationally renowned restaurants along with fresh seafood from the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Traditional food and drinks, and locally grown produce including fruits and nuts and much more will tantalize members. There will be a fashion show plus a booth to take photos dressed in traditional attire. Visit each country’s booth and learn about their attractions and experience your own. Southern African Safari without having to sidestep a herd of elephant or wild beast.

Tickets including buffet, drinks and tax are: 3,240yen
Call up a reserve soon as this promises to be another FCCJ Entertainment winner.
Please reserve in advance so we may make the appropriate preparations (3211-3161 or http://www.fccj.or.jp). Reservations canceled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full. Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.
Entertainment Committee


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2016年10月27日(木) 18:30


地域の統合と自由貿易を推進している南部アフリカ諸国の多様性を体験してください。南部大西洋とインド洋の海から新鮮なシーフードとともに世界各地で楽しまれている素晴らしい南アフリカのワインをお楽しみください、そして 果物とナッツなど伝統的な食材で皆様を魅了いたします。また、各国のファッションショーをおこないます。
料金;3,240円 ブッフェ、お飲物付(税込)



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「SADC-Japan Business Investment Forum」南部アフリカ開発共同体地域におけるビジネス投資機会

本年アフリカで開催される第6回アフリカ開発会議(TICAD Ⅵ)にむけて、南部アフリカ共同体(SADC)の大使および日経BPグループにより、SADCの地域における日本のビジネス投資に関するフォーラム「SADC-Japan Business Investment Forum」が来る6月9日、10日、国連大学ウ・タント国際会議場にて開催されます。講演後にはビジネスマッチングミーティングも開催されます。
SADC Ambassadors in Tokyo in cooperation with Nikkei group have organised a business investment forum scheduled to take place at United Nations University U-Thant International ConferenceHall on 9th to 10th June 2016.The forum will be followed by business matching sessions.
This forum will precede the TICAD Ⅵ Summit to be held in Nairobi, Kenya in August, 2016.


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SADC-Japan Business Investment Forum 9 – 10 June 2016[2][1]

Minato City World Festival 2016

“Minato City World Carnival” was held at Zojoji Temple, Minato-ku, on the 4th-5th March 2016, as the culmination of “Minato City World Festival” as “Stamp Tour Around the Embassies.” The Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho exhibited handicrafts, photos and video of Lesotho in her booth. The staff was busy answering a variety of questions asked by the visitors. There were dances, music performances and talk shows on the stage. Mr. Yengane, the Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho, appeared on stage and gave a short lecture about the nature and culture of its people.

Ms. Puleng Matonangoane received her MBA… With flying colours after spending at least one year study in Tokyo Univsiery of Gakuen

We encourage more Basotho to take advantage of the Japanese scholarships to make the best of this rare opportunity. 



1.Prime Minister                                    - The Right Honourable Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili
2.Deputy Prime Minister                                       – Honourable Mothetjoa Mesting
3.Minister of Home Affairs                                  -Honourable Adv. Lekhetho Rakuoane
4.Min.  of Justice, Human Rights and
   Correctional Service                                             -  Hon.  Moeketse V.  Malebo
5.Minister of Labour & Employment                  -  Honourable Adv. Thulo Mahlakeng
6.Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office          - Honourable Kimetso Mathaba
7.Minister of Social Development                        -  Hon. Molahlehi Letlotlo
8.Minister of Police and Public Safety                - Honourable Monyane Moleleki
9.Minister of Finance                                              -  Hon. Senator Dr. ‘Mamphono Khaketla
10.Minister of Local Government
      Chieftainship Affairs                                          -Hon. Dr. Pontšo Suzan ‘Matumelo Sekatle

11.Minister of Water Affairs                                  - Hon Ralechate ‘Mokose  
12. Minister of Forestry, Range

       and Soil Conservation                                      - Hon Kabelo Mafura
13.Minister of Energy                                              - Hon Selibe Mochoboroane
14.Minister of Defence and
      National Security                                                - Hon Senator Tšeliso Mokhosi
15.Minister of Public Works and Transport     – Hon Tšoeu Mokeretla
16.Minister of Public Service                                -  Hon Tsukutlane Au
17.Minister of Development Planning              -  Hon Mokoto Hloaele
18.Minister of Law and
     Constitutional Affairs                                       -  Hon Motlalentoa Letsosa
19. Minister of Communications, Science                
      & Technology                                                     -  Hon Khotso Letsatsi
20.Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture       -  Hon Likeleli Tampane
21.Minister of Gender, Youth and Sports        - Hon Mathibeli Mokhothu
22.Minister of Foreign Affairs and
      International Relations                                 – Hon Tlohang Sekhamane
23.Minister of Small Business 
      Development, Cooperatives & Marketing –  Hon Senator Thabiso Lits’iba
24.Minister of Education and Training          -  Hon Dr. Mahali  Phamotse
25.Minister of Agriculture and
      Food Security                                                     -  Hon ‘Mapalesa  Mothokho
26.Minster of Health                                            -  Hon Senator Dr. ‘Molotsi Monyamane
27.Minister of Trade and Industry                    -  Hon Senator Joshua Setipa
28.Minster of Mining                                           -  Hon Senator Lebohang Thotanyana
Deputy Ministers
1.Deputy Minister of Health                              –               Hon. Liteboho Kompi
2.Deputy Minister of Local Government        -               Hon Kotiti Diholo
3.Deputy Minister of Home Affairs                 –               Hon Phallang Monare
4.Deputy Minister of Education &
    Training                                                              -               Hon Senator Thabang Kholumo
5.Deputy Minister of Gender, Youth
    & Sports                                                                -              Hon ‘Marefuoe ‘Muso
6.Deputy Minister of Agriculture
   Food Security                                                        -             Hon Dr. ‘Mamosa Molapo
7.Deputy Minister of Public Works &
   Transport                                                               –             Hon Mokhele Moletsane 


The Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho and other African Embassies In Tokyo will participate in the African Festival Yokohama. This is basically a festival organise to bridge the cultural difference between Africa and Japan and forge mutual friendship between the two. The festival starts on Friday, the 3rd April 2015 with an opening ceremony commencing 10:30am on the 3rd. Floor, Aka Renga No.1 building.


Other side attractions include Traditional Cultural Drumming and Dancing, African Photo Exhibition, Lecture, African Games Corner, African Fashion Show, Dance & Traditional Musical Instrument Workshop, African Quiz, African Countries National Days, Concert and many more not to be missed by anyone. There would be a lot of delicious African Cuisine & Drink, taste of Africa and African Art and Crafts Market.


Lesotho will be Exhibit its display of its rare Basotho artefacts to promote the culture and traditions of Basotho.



Delegation comprising of Government Officials , NGOs participated in the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The outcome documents can be found on the websites shown below.
We have a new international policy framework for DRR …. and the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda!  Representatives from 187 UN member states yesterday adopted  the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 - with seven targets and four priorities for action.
Thanks to the global disaster risk reduction community for making the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction a resounding success.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030
 was adopted on March 18 and is now available on the 
wcdrr.org website

All conference documents and videos can be found on the conference website: http://www.wcdrr.org

The mobile conference box can be accessed for a limited time at: http://wcdrrbag.info/home.php

Conference photos
 can be seen on Flickr at: 

HFA celebration stories and videos
 can be found here: 

Some conference statistics

  • Over 6,500 delegates attended the intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder events and over 40,000 attended the public forum
  • 187 States were officially represented
  • Over 25 Heads of State, Vice Presidents, and Heads of Government attended
  • 100 participants were at ministerial level
  • 42 intergovernmental organizations, 236 non-government organizations, 38 UN entities; and over 300 private sector representatives attended
  • The international press was represented by 900 accredited journalists


  • 150 intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder events were held
  • Over 350 side events were organized in the public forum

The Conference was Green  

  • ‘Paper Smart’ - Over 2,500 participants used the electronic conference box. More than 3,000 documents were downloaded, and more than 3,100 were e-mailed out. As a result, we estimate that ten million pages-worth of documents were not printed – an equivalent of 124 trees not cut down.
  • Bicycles - Many delegates used bicycles to travel between venues
  • Garbage segregation - Delegates segregated their waste at the venues
  • Carbon offset - A number of participants carbon offset their travel to Sendai

The Conference was Accessible

  • More than 200 persons with disabilities actively participated in the Conference proceedings as delegates, speakers, panelists, and contributors. Thirty-four events from the Official Conference Programme and Public Forum addressed issues of disability.
  • At the main venues, closed captioning in English and Japanese were provided for the intergovernmental segment.
  • Sign language interpretation was provided on demand for various sessions.
  • The venues were made accessible with transportation available that could accommodate wheel chairs.
  • In addition to making documents in accessible format, accessibility partner KGS Corporation provided blind participants with a machine that displayed documents in Braille.
Kind regards,

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

More on WCDRR: http://www.wcdrr.org