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Lesotho reinstates ambassador to UN

Lesotho reinstates ambassador to UN

The Government of Lesotho through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to reinstate Advocate Kelebone Maope as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Lesotho in New York. A letter addressed to him, dated 18 January 2018, signed by the Ministry’s Principal Secretary (PS) Nkopane Monyane, on a government letterhead, reads: ‘Reference is made to your letter of suspension (FR/P/6712) dated ...

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Mosisili’s son in law fights recall from foreign service

Mosisili’s son in law fights recall from foreign service

MASERU (TNS) – The son in law of former Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, Moshe Kao, is fighting his recall from the foreign service in Geneva, Switzeland, where he was appointed ambassador by the previous regime under his father in law in 2015. The government of Tom Thabane alleges that Kao was appointed without following proper procedures and therefore his appointment ...

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Ambassador to US suspended

Ambassador to US suspended

MASERU (TNS) – A legal battle is ongoing in the courts of law following suspension from international assignment of Adv Kelebone Maope, the Lesotho’s Ambassador to the United States of America who was appointed in 2015. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has confirmed Maope’s suspension pending investigations that may lead to his disciplinary action. Without going into details, foreign affairs ...

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Minister challenges public servants for reforms

Minister challenges public servants for reforms

If public service reforms are to be meaningful to the nation, they should be able to set benchmarks that will ensure no one is above the law and that everybody shall be held accountable. This is according to the Public Service Minister Chief Thesele Maseribane, addressing senior officials at the ministry’s retreat on Thursday this week, held at the Berea ...

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Amnesty International hails not guilty verdict as victory for justice …As Lesotho soldiers cleared of spurious charges a victory for justice

Amnesty International hails not guilty verdict as victory for justice …As  Lesotho soldiers cleared of spurious charges a victory for justice

The 23 Lesotho army officers who had been incarcerated at Lesotho’s maximum prison facing charges of mutiny have been cleared of charges, the decision that Amnesty International hailed as victory for justice. The Amnesty International was on December 18 responding to the ruling by a military court that 22 members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) were not guilty of ...

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Nurse jailed 10 years for rape

Nurse jailed 10 years for rape

The Maseru Magistrate Court on Monday slapped a 25-year-old Tlali Joseph Kolobe who works at Mabote Filter Clinic as a Midwifery Nurse with 10 years imprisonment without an option of a fine for rape. The Court through Magistrate ‘Mamorojele Qoo passed the sentence today after same court last week convicted Kolobe. Before delivering sentence, Magistrate Qoo asked Kolobe to mitigate ...

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Newcomer documentary film makers share experiences

Newcomer documentary film makers share experiences

The Sesotho Media and Development (SMD) is currently hosting a 4 week workshop in documentary and film-making at Maseru. According to the workshop coordinator Mr. Teboho Edkins, the workshop is attended by a group of 12 Swiss Film students from the Geneva School of Art and Design from Geneva in Switzerland together with Basotho film makers. He stated that the ...

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BOS completes energy consumption survey

BOS completes energy consumption survey

The second phase of the 2017 Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS) conducted by the Bureau of Statistics (BOS) in the Ministry of Development Planning was successfully completed. This is according to the Chief Statistician in the BOS, Ms. Ts’episo Thabane in an interview on Monday. She stated that field work was completed on Thursday last week as scheduled. She indicated ...

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Expert says corruption hinders development

Expert says corruption hinders development

If corruption will continue to happen the way it is doing now, the African countries, Lesotho inclusive will never realise peace, security, stability and development. Prof. Patrick Lumumba, former Director of Kenya Anti Corruption Commission said this in his presentation delivered as a guest speaker invited at the anti corruption symposium on this year’s theme, ”United against corruption for development, ...

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