So Much At Stake If Lesotho Fails to Address Human Trafficking

Home Affairs Minister Motlalentoa Letsosa has said that Lesotho has submitted its report to the U.S. government detailing the measures it has taken to address the latter's concerns about alleged rampant human trafficking. The minister has however refused to say whether they had begun investigating and prosecuting high profile people including senior government officials, as was demanded by the U.S. For decades, Lesotho has benefited from development assistance from the U.S. and this may  well be under threat. The southern African country has no comprehensive anti-trafficking law, although its Constitution prohibits slavery, servitude, and forced labour.


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