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The scourge of gun culture

MASERU – “Owning a gun is as common as owning a blanket,” once said former army commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli’s words still ring true, three years after he said

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NUL tries new funding model for postgraduates

ROMA – Good news for potential postgraduate students in chemistry and chemical technology. When the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology accepts you into its reviewed

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Metsing’s lullabies

WHAT will it take for Metsing to come back home? Everything! Everything! Everything! Try saying that in Metsing’s mellow voice. The naïve in our midst have been hoodwinked to think

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Keeping it simple

Those now famous words in my mind resound over and over, and over again each time there is a serious task at hand. The words are meant to echo long,

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What happens if we default on our Chinese debt?

WE need to be wary of recent Chinese largesse in the world – especially in Africa–in the form of interest free loans, foreign aid, debt write-offs etc. There is no

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Teachers’ strike is a national crisis

WHEN the wool and mohair farmers raised their concerns regarding the new legislation that will control the sale of their products, the government was quick to form a sub-committee of

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Gay rights and the global culture

Is there really such a thing as a global culture? Consider gay rights. Last Thursday the Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality. Last April a court in Trinidad and Tobago found

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Practice what you preach

THERE is a worrying trend where the government wants to be hard on others but soft on itself. The powerful Members of Parliament impose rules on others but flagrantly disrespect

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Fix the Tšepong mess

POLITICIANS loathe accepting culpability when there is a disaster. That is why it was refreshing to hear Health Minister Nkaku Kabi accepting that government officials and politicians should shoulder part

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Why Tšepong is overcrowded

MASERU – QUEEN ’Mamohato Memorial Hospital (Tšepong) is grappling with overcrowding after some government officials and politicians allegedly forced it to admit undeserving patients. Health Minister Nkaku Kabi told a press