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Lesotho’s economic woes create generation of migrants

Lesotho’s economic woes create generation of migrants

In a cottage in rural Lesotho, Tisetso Litheko lays out six full passports packed with immigration stamps showing his constant movement across the border to neighbouring South Africa. The 31-year-old former shepherd is one of more than 400 000 Lesotho nationals who live for much of the year in South Africa, forced by decades of a lack of work in ...

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No electricity at High Altitude Centre

No electricity at High Altitude Centre

Local athletes have raised concerns over the lack of electricity at the Ha Rapokolane High Altitude Training Centre, saying it makes it difficult to prepare for their games. Matela Makhetha, one of the district athletes, said the circumstances force them to use only the non-electrical machines meaning it scuppers their preparation programmes. Makhetha also said access to the centre is ...

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OPINION: Is Metsing agitating for a coup?

OPINION: Is Metsing agitating for a coup?

As opposed to a rebellion, a coup is never a spontaneous development. It takes time and plotting to put the pieces together. The important thing to note however is that all coups are a result of agitation often outside the barracks. The calculations whether the environment exists for a coup; and, the probability of success of staging such a coup ...

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The army has nothing to fear, but the militia have to worry

The army has nothing to fear, but the militia have to worry

As opposed to a rebellion a coup is never a spontaneous development. It takes time and plotting to put the pieces together. The important thing to note however is that all coups are a result of agitation often outside the barracks. The calculations whether the environment exists for a coup; and, the probability of success of staging such a coup ...

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Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?

Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?

Lesotho could face a governmental shutdown that might bring all state operations to a standstill because its 2017-18 budget was blocked by opposition before parliament was dissolved early this month. According to the opposition, it can never allow any allocation of public monies to “a corrupt regime that has lost legitimacy”. The opposition succeeded in using its numerical advantage in ...

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