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Lesotho new government adopts austere fiscal policy
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Lesotho new government adopts austere fiscal policy

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi  MASERU – Lesotho’s new government has commenced its reign by proposing a series of austerity measures introduced to steer an ailing economy and a possible…

Will SADC succeed in Lesotho? …as opposition win elections
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Will SADC succeed in Lesotho? …as opposition win elections

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By  Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU – The Basotho nation voted a new coalition government projected to guide efforts to build strong, disciplined and inclusive national institutions to facilitate consensus…

SADC talks tough on Lesotho
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SADC talks tough on Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - The head of the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Lesotho, Pombe Mahinga, has warned of an uncompromising approach…

Let SADC get it right with Lesotho
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Let SADC get it right with Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

In one of the Namibian languages there is a saying that goes, ‘Omuntu omuntu molwaantu’ (in Shona and Zulu/Ndebele, it’s “munhu munhu nevanhu/umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu) which loosely…

Police brutality takes toll in Lesotho …as university student is shot dead
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Police brutality takes toll in Lesotho …as university student is shot dead

Staff Reporter - May 08, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - Acts of torture, brutality and the arbitrary killing of citizens have heightened in Lesotho after a police officer on the night of April…

Trapped! Lesotho’s political crisis as an assurance dilemma
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Trapped! Lesotho’s political crisis as an assurance dilemma

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Moletsane Monyake Lesotho goes into yet another costly and unnecessary election in June – unnecessary because there was no reason to dissolve parliament after the current prime…

Lesotho’s money woes deepen …as government misses revenue collection target
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Lesotho’s money woes deepen …as government misses revenue collection target

Staff Reporter - Apr 24, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - Thrown a lifeline by the Constitutional Court to avert a possible government shutdown after the National Assembly blocked legislation appropriating funds for…

Lesotho moves to regulate social media
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Lesotho moves to regulate social media

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - Lesotho will soon introduce a new cyber-security law to regulate the use of social media and to stem the peddling of what…

Region commits to Lesotho stability
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Region commits to Lesotho stability

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has once again been called into the fray to safeguard peace and stability in the conflict-prone…

SADC leaders worry over Lesotho’s political volatility
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SADC leaders worry over Lesotho’s political volatility

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Innocent Gore recently in Ezulwini, Swaziland THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed concern at the changing political dynamics in Lesotho that have necessitated the…

Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?
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Could Lesotho be lurching towards a shutdown?

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU -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…

Lesotho goes to the polls, again …as PM Mosilili loses confidence motion
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Lesotho goes to the polls, again …as PM Mosilili loses confidence motion

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

> Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU - Political strife has thrown the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho back to the polls hardly a year after the country was ordered to…

Lesotho coalition faces collapse
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Lesotho coalition faces collapse

Staff Reporter - Nov 28, 2016

> Gary van Staden and Majara Molupe THE fractious coalition government in Lesotho is threatening to come apart once again after a nasty power struggle in Prime…

How Lesotho gives SADC, US headaches
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How Lesotho gives SADC, US headaches

Staff Reporter - Jul 04, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the United States found themselves holding meetings twice in a row this year to discuss the…

Mixed reactions over new import policy in Lesotho
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Mixed reactions over new import policy in Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Jun 29, 2016

By Majara Molupe Maseru - The announcement by the Minister of Trade and Industry of Lesotho, Joshua Setipa, that government would impose strict policy regarding imported cars from…

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How LHWP contributes to Lesotho’s economy

Staff Reporter - Apr 20, 2016

By Moeketsi Shale Maseru – The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP), which is a bi-national project between the Kingdom of Lesotho and the Republic of South Africa, has…

Lesotho commits to implement SADC report
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Lesotho commits to implement SADC report

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

By Southern Times Staff Writer Maseru - The Lesotho government has assured the Southern African Development Community (SADC) of its commitment in implementing recommendations made by SADC Commission…

EU suspend budget support to Lesotho
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EU suspend budget support to Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Mar 14, 2016

> Moeketsi Shale Maseru - The European Union (EU) has suspended the pending Budget Support payments, totaling to €26.85 million in grant funding to Lesotho. EU say…

Textile industry: Lesotho’s enclaved economy
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Textile industry: Lesotho’s enclaved economy

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2016

By Majara Molupe Lesotho’s textile industry has employed about 40 000 Basotho and it is the major employer of the semi-skilled and unskilled labour force. Most of…

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Rumblings in Lesotho parliament over tabling of SADC report on Brigadier Mahao death

Staff Reporter - Feb 17, 2016

> By Nteboheleng Mabitso MASERU, Lesotho - The Lesotho Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili was disrupted while tabling the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Commission of Inquiry…