What a month, Lesotho!
Where to begin? Perhaps the alleged political coup or the Prime Minister flitting to and from South Africa like he's running a relay race or the renegade General-Lieutenant refusing to accept his dismissal or the full scale evacuation of American residents/ American Peace Corps and TTLF's Fellows from Lesotho! Phew. Not your average run-of-the-mill month!
Politically, things remain as uncertain here as they did at the beginning of the month. Who knows what is really going on! Nobody seems to know. Parliament remains closed, despite promises to reopen it last week, and the political elite remain very disgruntled. However it doesn't seemed to have affected the public much. At the very least, it hasn't really affected us here in Mokhotlong so we've carried on business as usual. The fellows are now back in country and very pleased to be home. Mokhotlong has bloomed into Spring: the peach blossom decorates the mountains and the temperature has soared to a very warm 80-85F. It is a beautiful time of year here and we hope that the ugliness of political instability will keep away from us in our Mountainous haven.