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Understanding Political Crisis of Lesotho’s Post-2015 Elections

This chapter addresses some of the underlying causal factors for Lesotho’s perennial political instability focusing primarily on the current post-2015 political crisis. The inconclusive 2015 election led to the establishment

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Congo: Drifting into dangerous waters

You have to admire Joseph Kabila’s cheek, if nothing else. On Saturday, at his first press conference in seven years, the long-serving president of the Democratic Republic of Congo said:

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We’re disappointed with Madam Chief Justice

It is with a heavy heart that when we look at back your tenure at the second highest court in the land, the High Court, yours will be remembered as

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Climb down from your high towers

THIS week, Movement for Economic Change (MEC) leader Selibe Mochoboroane chided the coalition government over the manner it is handling the reform process. Mochoboroane accused the coalition government of arrogance

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Carving a niche from a hobby

MASERU – From a hobby, ’Maphoka Ramohanoe carved a niche, a glittering one too. As a high school student, Ramohanoe took to creating her own jewellery from beads, a hobby she

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Battle looms at Lerotholi Polytechnic

MASERU – A battle looms at Lerotholi Polytechnic College. And for the first time it’s not about the usual combustive issues of salaries, working conditions or allowances. The clash is over

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Mosisili regrets squabbles

MOKHOTLONG – FORMER Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili says he regrets that squabbles within his Democratic Congress (DC) led to the collapse of his government. Mosisili told a rally in Mokhotlong on

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4 police officers granted bail

MASERU – FOUR police officers charged with the murder of Thibello Nteso, the Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) internal auditor, have been released on bail. Nteso was shot dead a year ago

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Wool and mohair farmers caught up in fight

MASERU – WHEN two elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. That has been particularly true for Lesotho’s wool and mohair farmers who find themselves caught up in a fight

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At the cutting edge of science

MASERU – HE is arguably one of Lesotho’s brightest talents in science. It was a talent that was noticed even when he was still wet behind the ears. It is not