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IDM governing bodies convene in Lesotho

IDM governing bodies convene in Lesotho

Regional institution, Institute of Development Management (IDM) is in Lesotho to discuss matters pertaining to training, research and consultancy. The Institute’s Academic Council, Executive Committee and Student Leadership have been in the Mountain Kingdom throughout the week as part of their triannual meetings. “Lesotho is an important market for us at IDM. We have been there for over four decades ...

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Shot in the arm for civil Society

Shot in the arm for civil Society

The Minister of Finance, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says civil society plays an essential role in providing social services, giving a voice to the people and monitoring governance sector performance. Speaking at the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the government of Lesotho and the European Union (EU) held at the Ministry’s boardroom on Friday, Dr. Majoro delineated that ...

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Two brothers convicted of rape

Two brothers convicted of rape

Mafeteng- The Mafeteng Magistrate Court sentenced Bokang Thulo (18) and Thabang Thulo (21) of Thabaneng, Mafeteng to six years imprisonment each without fine for rape. The evidence before the court suggests that the duo on June 29, 2017 intentionally and unlawfully forced an 18-year-old girl of Paballong to go with them to Ha Ramokhele. The court heard upon arrival at ...

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Three electricity poles cut in Quthing

Three electricity poles cut in Quthing

Quthing- Police in Quthing are currently investigating a case in which three electricity poles that transmit electricity to the Southern part of Quthing district were cut. The Quthing District Police Commander Senior Superintendent Motebang Mphahama said: “Two poles were cut last month while one was cut earlier this month. No arrests have been made in connection with the vandalism.” He ...

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Phamotse appointed Minister of Sport

Phamotse appointed Minister of Sport

MASERU (TNS, TŠELISO TALE) – Honourable Mahali Phamotse was on Thursday appointed as the new Minister of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation. She is the former Minister of Education and Training and Justice and Correctional Service. The Minister was first introduced to the ministry’s staff on Monday, accompanied by Deputy Minister Hon Rethabile Marumo Mokaeane, Principal Secretary (PS) of the ...

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‘Mosito appointment unconstitutional’

‘Mosito appointment unconstitutional’

MASERU (TNS,Nat Molomo) – The removal of Justice Robert Nugent from office as president of the Court of Appeal and the appointment of Justice Kananelo Mosito has been nullified as it is deemed unconstitutional and to an extent, violates the provisions of section 125 of the Constitution. This was the judgment made by three judges presiding over the case – ...

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Trading football for music

Trading football for music

Daniel Musetsi It’s not just his outstanding goalkeeping prowess that made his female fans go weak at the knees. His vocal abilities also leave musicians panicking and audiences begging for more. “Casion Pee”, as Molefi Ramahlape is affectionately known among his peers in the music circles, is one of the few talents that switched football for music. Like most local ...

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‘Pick up where Mafura left off’

‘Pick up where Mafura left off’

Maseru – Different sporting associations have put newly appointed Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation Dr. Mahali Phamotse under immense pressure after being sworn in to fill the void left by the late Minister, Mr. Kabelo Mafura. Mr. Mafura died on December 24 in Bloemfontein, South Africa following a short illness and Dr. Phamotse was moved from the ...

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Matsepe High School to host Moshoeshoe Day commemorations

Matsepe High School to host Moshoeshoe Day commemorations

Mafeteng – The community of Mafeteng and Public Servants will gather at Matsepe High School to commemorate Moshoeshoe’s Day on March 11. The activity is aimed at honouring the founder of the Basotho, King Moshoeshoe I, who died on March 11, 1870. Activities of the day will among others include a parade by the Lesotho Mounted Police Service and singing ...

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Drive to promote mushroom, JUNCAO grass business

Drive to promote mushroom, JUNCAO grass business

Maseru – The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Nthabiseng Makoae says the country has achieved a number of milestones through China-Lesotho JUNCAO Technology Cooperation Project. This, she said at the promotion seminar of China-aid JUNCAO held at the Chinese Embassy in Maseru on Friday with the aim to promote mushroom and JUNCAO grass production under the auspices ...

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