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Lesotho needs an apolitical civil service

THIS week, the government summarily dismissed the bulk of principal secretaries who were appointed by the Pakalitha Mosisili-led administration. We are not surprised by that move. We saw it coming.

Africa

Poland: A pause on march to autocracy

Zofia Romaszewska, now in her 80s, was jailed during the years of martial law in Poland in the early 1980s. She is a national hero for her human rights activities

Africa

A bunch of liars or a bunch of incompetents?

I was very excited (as I am sure were many other people) when the previous coalition government included the declaration of assets and interests in their list of priority policy

Local News

Thabane says looking for a hangman

MASERU – ON Christmas Day 16 years ago, Mokutsu Busumane was beaten with a lebetlela stick (a plain, solid, fairly heavy stick) during a dispute at a beer drink. Busumane

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Students threaten to block graduation

MASERU – NATIONAL University of Lesotho (NUL) students have threatened to block the graduation ceremony in September if the registrar does not buy academic wear from Basotho suppliers. The students

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New boss for NSS

MASERU – PHEELLO Ralenkoane, 57, has been appointed Director General of the National Security Services (NSS) as the government moves to consolidate its grip on power.  The appointment was with

Business

Majoro wants security of tenure for SMMEs

MASERU – MINISTER of FINANCE Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says the government will do its utmost to reduce SMMEs’ lack of security of tenure. Speaking during his budget speech yesterday,

Local News

Water woes in Qiloane

MAFETENG – ’Marefuoe Shale, 30, from Qiloane Ha-Ramatheko in Likhoele constituency, wakes up at the crack of dawn to draw some water for her family. All she needs in a

Local News

Radio station suspends programmes

MASERU – Controversial private radio station Thaha-Khube FM has over the last two weeks not been running its programmes. The station has only been playing music continuously. The radio station’s

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Reporters and slow minds

UNCLE Tom’s government has barely gathered its spanners, but fear-mongers have already jumped into action with zest. The shrieking battalion has fl ed the madhouse and bedlam has ensued. So