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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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Opposition threatens to sue newspaper

Opposition threatens to sue newspaper

Maseru- Mr Serialong Qoo, Democratic Congress (DC) Public Relations Officer (PRO) says they are adamant and are continuing with their plan to sue Lesotho Times Newspaper for insulting former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander and DC Leader. He said, in an a telephonic interview on Monday that they are continuing with their plan to take to court the newspaper and ...

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Former police chiefs face M1 corruption, bribery charge

Former police chiefs face M1 corruption, bribery charge

Maseru—Three former senior police officers and a prominent business woman who are all charged with corruption and accepting bribery pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday. The High Court resumed the hearing of the case on Monday before Judge Sakoane Sakoane. The case was last year abandoned by another Judge after he was asked to recuse himself following some ...

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Minister appeals for free polio region

Minister appeals for free polio region

Maseru – While officiating the opening of a two-day Inter Country Certification Committee the Minister of Health Mr. Nkaku Kabi on Monday urged Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa to work towards maintaining a polio-free status. He said: “If one child is infected with the polio virus, unimmunised children remain at risk of the disease.” At the meeting held at Thaba ...

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Doctor calls for prioritisation of non-communicable diseases

Doctor calls for prioritisation of non-communicable diseases

Maseru – The Ministry of Health Director Disease Control, Dr. Moselinyane Letsie says it is high time the government puts non-communicable diseases on top of the agenda as they are dangerous. She said this at a meeting held in Maseru on Sunday, which brought together members of the Lesotho Diabetes Association and representatives from the Ministry of Health. The aim ...

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Parliament committee uncovers bungling of public funds

Parliament committee uncovers bungling of public funds

Maseru – The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) spends sleepless nights on the mismanagement of some of the institutions of higher learning under the Ministry of Education and Training. It was the Ministry of Education and Training’s turn to appear before the PAC on Monday. The National University of Lesotho (NUL) Vice Chancellor Professor, Nqosa Mahao confessed to PAC that ...

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Sello urges transparency at mining workplaces

Sello urges transparency at mining workplaces

Mokhotlong – The Minister of Mining, Mr. Keketso Sello encouraged mining investors to promote transparency at workplace and have mutual trust with communities in order to ensure smooth operations of mines. He said this on Friday while addressing the Mokhotlong community who were complaining of lack of transparency in the labour recruitment process at Mothae mine. Mr. Sello said it ...

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