Economics: Lesotho maintains steady GDP growth.

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The reopening of Letseng Diamond Mine, recently found to have substantial, previously undiscovered deposits, helped to offset a slowdown in manufactured goods exports and hold Lesotho's growth steady at 3.4%.

The Central Bank's annual report says Lesotho's exports were dampened by the strength of the South African rand, to which the Lesotho loti is pegged, dragging down export orders.

Diamond sales have "elevated the potential of the diamond mining...

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