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SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

SA intervenes after King was ‘mistreated’ at border

Pretoria – South African senior government officials were on Tuesday, intervening to quell a diplomatic spat with neighbouring Kingdom of Lesotho after King Letsie III was “mistreated” at the border between the two nations. “I’ve just had a meeting now with the foreign minister of Lesotho. As you know, we are experiencing problems at the border. The king of Lesotho is ...

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Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Black Panther empowers African-Americans, women

Wearing a Zulu headband, a Xhosa necklace, and a Basotho blanket with a Ndebele pin, Veli Thipe walked into Forum 8 for a showing of Black Panther. Each accessory represented a tribe that was featured in the record-breaking Marvel movie that hit theaters earlier this month. Thipe is a Fulbright exchange student from South Africa who is getting his doctorate ...

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A hiking club with a purpose

A hiking club with a purpose

MASERU (TNS, PALESA MATSASA) – Sea Point and Stadium Area are villages within Maseru town found around the main bus stop area. These villages are characterised by loud music coming from public bars, home brewing, night clubs and street fights among others. The villages are popularly known as ‘lekeesheneng’ because of these characteristics which are not common in typical Basotho ...

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Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

Two companies hold Matekoane licenses

The first two matekoane (cannabis) production companies on the African continent have been given administrative approval by Lesotho’s Ministry of Health. The government decided to legalize the cultivation of medical cannabis with the hope of creating conditions that allow foreign investors to produce and export medical cannabis in Lesotho. In June 2017, Lesotho’s Ministry of Health granted South African medical ...

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AD increases numbers in parliament

AD increases numbers in parliament

… as another DC MP crosses MASERU (TNS) – A then opposition Member of Parliament (MP) for Tele constituency, Mr. Mothepu Mahapa, under the Democratic Congress (DC) led by former prime minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, said his crossing over to the Alliance of Democrats (AD) was more about the needs of the electorate of his constituency and not about political colours. ...

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College closed after students go on rampage

College closed after students go on rampage

MASERU – The Lesotho Opportunities Industrialisation Centre (LOIC) has temporarily suspended classes following a strike by students last week. This was disclosed by the LOIC Executive Director, Mr. Motloang Letete who said the students engaged in protest last week, adding that they would only reopen the school after deliberations with the school board as well as parents. The meeting is ...

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IMF, Lesotho 2017 Article IV Consultation concluded

IMF, Lesotho 2017 Article IV Consultation concluded

On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than its regional peers over the last decade, partly driven by capital intensive mining and infrastructure projects, high levels of unemployment, poverty, and inequality persist. GDP growth is expected to be around 3% ...

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‘Education a rewarding investment of all’

‘Education a rewarding investment of all’

The Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho, Dr. Sun Xianghua says education is the wisest and most rewarding investment in the world wild that should be given top priority. The Ambassador said this while speaking at handing over ceremony of Bursaries to Masowe and Lesia High Schools. The ceremony took place at Lesia HIgh School grounds in Maseru last Thursday. Dr. Sun ...

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LDF members charged with murder

LDF members charged with murder

Maseru – Three members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) briefly appeared before the Maseru Magistrate Court on Friday charged with murder of Mohau Qobete in an incident that happened at the Ministry of Education and Training Headquarters in February 1, 2015. Captain Litekanyo Nyakane, 38, of Corn Exchange Matholeng, Sengapha Kolotsane, 27, of Tsokung Mapoteng and Sele Mohobela, 27, ...

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Komphela calls on Chiefs support

Komphela calls on Chiefs support

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has called on the fans to support the team during times of success and adversity for the club to achieve success. The Amakhosi faithful were in celebratory mood last weekend after they saw their side beat high-flying Cape Town City 1-0 at the FNB Stadium to move into second position in the Premiership standings. Young ...

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