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HIV testing must at 12 years: LENASO

HIV testing must at 12 years: LENASO

Lesotho Network Aids Services Organisation (LENASO) will soon introduce the Smart Start project mandated to advocate for HIV testing from the of age 12. The Project Manager, Mr. Masheane Khasoane said the target is to reduce new infections using the AIDS policy 90 90 90. He added that they are aiming to reduce new HIV infections by at least 95-98 ...

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LUCT throws Xmas party for vulnerable children

LUCT throws Xmas party for vulnerable children

Last Friday, the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) in partnership with UNICEF, hosted a Christmas party for vulnerable children in Maseru. The LUCT Registrar, Mr. Moroka Hoohlo said the initiative was established in order to show solidarity between the organisations. “It is our responsibility to remember children and consider how they live.Christmas is a time for family and joy, ...

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Court martial members recuse themselves

Court martial members recuse themselves

Two members of the court martial trying three members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who are charged with mutiny, subversion and failure to report it recused themselves on Wednesday. Brigadier Khomo Mohobo, the court’s Judge Advocate, and Captain Lehooli Motikoe, who was appointed the court’s Prosecutor recused themselves following the defence team’s objection to their appointments for various reasons. ...

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Grazing association receives equipment

Grazing association receives equipment

The Department of Forestry and Land Reclamation handed over range management equipment to Mosuoe-Tšepiso Grazing Association on Friday. The Range Management Officer, Mrs. Lineo Baasi said the equipment is intended to address the effects of climate change. The equipment sponsored by Food Agricultural Association (FAO) includes first aid kits, mattocks, grass seeders, sheep paddocks, and cattle paddocks amongst others. Mrs. ...

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Ministers commend LUCT

Ministers commend LUCT

The Minister of Social Development, Mrs. Matebatso Doti commended the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) for contributing towards the well-being of the underprivileged in the country. Mrs. Doti said this at a party dubbed “Christmas Soup Kitchen” which was hosted by LUCT in Maseru last Friday. She noted that her ministry has been working with LUCT for years and ...

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Mahao murder suspects to spend Christmas in jail

Mahao murder suspects to spend Christmas in jail

Eight members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who are charged with murder of former Commander of LDF Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao will spend this year’s Christmas in jail. This is after the Maseru Magistrate Court on Tuesday remanded them in custody to re-appear before court on January 2, 2018. The court made the order after Senior Crown Counsel (SCC) ...

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NSTC to hold graduation ceremony

NSTC to hold graduation ceremony

Ntlafatso Skills Training Centre (NSTC) will confer certificates to more than 70 trainees during a graduation ceremony to be held at the centre on Thursday. The ceremony follows completion of 12 weeks of training on various courses including bricklaying, cooking and catering, carpentry, motor mechanics, panel beating, plumbing, and sewing. The Acting District Administrator, Mr. Mojalefa Kopeli said the Minister ...

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M760,000 allocated for Quthing town cleaning

M760,000 allocated for Quthing town cleaning

The Quthing Urban Council has been allocated M760, 000 for the cleaning of Moyeni in Quthing district, this financial year. The Quthing District Council Assistant Economic Planner Mr. Tlelima Hlalele said: “The money is for garbage collection around town and purchasing cleaning materials that include gloves and refuse bags and rubbish bins among others.” He noted that 36 people from ...

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Staff shortage hinders blood campaigns

Staff shortage hinders blood campaigns

The current shortage of staff at the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) which resulted from expiration of contracts for the staff based at centres in Leribe and Mohale’s Hoek has had a negative impact on blood donor recruitment and collection campaigns scheduled for the Christmas holidays. This is according to the LBTS Blood Donor Recruiter, Mr. Khatala Liphoto who said ...

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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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