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Gambia: important lessons for SADC

FORMER Gambian president Yahya Jammeh left his country at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea ending what was likely to be a bloody confrontation with soldiers from ECOWAS. It

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Gambia and the 1999 Protocol

As military interventions go, it was practically flawless. Last month Gambia’s long-ruling dictator, President Yahya Jammeh, lost an election that turned out to be a little freer than he had

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Leaders of the people and not Messiahs

The three exiled leaders of the ABC, BNP and RCL are returning home this weekend. This is fantastic news not only for the followers of these leaders, but also for

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Start that business you planned to start!

“Opportunities never come to those who wait. They are captured by those who dare to attack” — Dr David Molapo. The saying is quite true — if you fail to

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Ralph Ellison and the man who is not seen

To be or not to be, that is the question, and whether or not one becomes that which they set out to be from the first step of a thousand

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The cooling of Size Two

MOSISILI scoffs at his detractors, screamed a headline in a local newspaper this week. And so Muckraker dashed to the nearest shop to pick the rag.  It turned out there

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The school the Chinese built

MASERU – CHINA’s Ambassador to Lesotho, Sun Xianghua, has handed over a state-of-the-art school to the government.  The China-Lesotho Middle School in Thuathe, whose construction started in August 2009, was

Business

Letšeng lights the way

MASERU – LETŠENG Diamonds last Friday awarded scholarships to 39 Basotho students to study mining-related subjects at universities. The mine has over the last 10 years sponsored thousands of students

Sports

Four boxers off to The Bahamas

Maseru – Four Lesotho boxers will jet off to the Bahamas in June for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games. Olympians Moroke Mokhotho and Inkululeko Suntele along with prospects Phomolo Lengola

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key weekend for Bantu,Lioli

Maseru – This weekend the Vodacom Premier League plays its last round of games before a break for the Lesotho National Insurance Group (LNIG) Top 8 next week. For the