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Thabane UN speech to reiterate SADC calls

Thabane UN speech to reiterate SADC calls

MASERU – Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane is expected to echo his SADC peers when he addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly today in New York, in a quest by SADC leaders to lure the global leaders to bring ...

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The hidden world of torture

The hidden world of torture

MASERU – In Lesotho, torture is almost always perceived in the context of the 2015 abuse of soldiers accused of plotting a mutiny by fellow Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers. But according to the US State Department’s annual country report ...

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Ministry rolls out deworming campaign

Ministry rolls out deworming campaign

MASERU-The ministry of health has rolled out a deworming campaign for children aged five to 14 in a mass drug administration campaign in collaboration with the ministry of education. The campaign which runs from September 18-29, follows one which the ...

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NGOs, opposition against SADC force

NGOs, opposition against SADC force

MASERU – A SADC plan to deploy foreign troops into Lesotho to stabilise the tenous security situation and watchover implementation of a slew of reforms geared towards ending impunity and lawlessness has irked some rights groups which deem the move ...

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Opposition’s desperate 11th-hour bid to come to the party

Opposition’s desperate 11th-hour bid to come to the party

MASERU – Three months have passed since former Prime Minister and Democratic Congress (DC) leader Pakalitha Mosisili handed over the reins of power to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. Before the ostensible June 3 watershed elections, Mosisili had reiterated that he ...

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800 to lose jobs as NICR nears closure

800 to lose jobs as NICR nears closure

MASERU – An estimated 800 employees with the Ministry of Home Affairs’ National Identity and Civil Registry (NICR) and Livestock Branding and Registration project, launched in March 2013 will lose their jobs when the programmes winds in March 2018. Home ...

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NGO builds island of peace in a turbulent world

NGO builds island of peace in a turbulent world

Seoul, South Korea – As the world sits on edge, watching North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trade threats with US President Donald Trump, some apolitical South Koreans this week rallied behind elderly Korean war veteran, Man He Lee, along ...

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LDF witness testifies

LDF witness testifies

The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Captain Litsietsi Monyeke on Thursday took the witness stand in a case where Mrs. ‘Makhothatso Makibinyane, from Mohale’s Hoek, is demanding that LDF and the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) produce the bodies of her ...

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Local government ballot paper arrives

Local government ballot paper arrives

The second batch of ballot papers for the up-coming Local Government elections scheduled for September 30 arrived in the country today says the acting Commissioner of Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Dr. Makase Nyaphisi. The first batch arrived yesterday. The elections ...

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Police advocate peacefully settling of disputes

Police advocate peacefully settling of disputes

The Police Spokesperson, Inspector Mpiti Mopeli has appealed to feuding family members to resort to peaceful means of settling their disputes instead of using violence. The police spokesperson’s appeal follows an incident where a 39-year-old man from Ha ‘Moso in ...

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