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Letšeng’s stinking new lease

MASERU – LETšENG Diamonds (Letšeng) used aggressive political pressure to push the Lesotho government to renew its mining lease five years before it was due to expire. And by succumbing

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Ministry officials questioned over fire

MASERU – THE Deputy Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Health Hlompho Mpeta yesterday briefed a parliamentary portfolio committee how a section of the ministry’s headquarters was burnt in July.

Lesotho’s diplomatic boob

MASERU – A diplomatic storm has erupted after Lesotho abruptly broke ranks with SADC and the African Union (AU) by backing Morocco in its dispute with Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

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Attorney quizzes top soldier

MASERU – A prosecutor in the Court Martial, Attorney Koili Ndebele, says Major Pitso Ramoepane must explain why he delayed to seek the High Court’s permission to appeal its judgment.

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Drama at leaders’ forum

MASERU – TEMPERS flared at the National Leaders Forum yesterday as opposition politicians objected to Lefu Manyokole officiating at the meeting. Manyokole who is a Principal Secretary in the Cabinet

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Hospital holds expo at mall

MASERU – THE Maluti Seventh Day Adventist Hospital held a three-day health expo at Pioneer Mall this week. Nurses and doctors from the hospital tested, diagnosed, treated and advised hundreds

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New bid to disband MCC tender panel

MASERU – THE government is making moves to disband the Maseru City Council (MCC) tender panel barely a week it was reinstated by a High Court order. Last week the

Majoro wants innovative ways to boost revenue

MASERU – FINANCE Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro yesterday said it is critical for the Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) to come up with dynamic, innovative ideas to address challenges like unemployment.

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Slowdown hits vendors

MASERU – It is lunchtime and vendors with bucketfuls of fat cakes, Russian sausages, fruits and drinks line food stalls in Maseru waiting for buyers. But very few are coming.

Drought bites in Mafeteng

MASERU – ORDINARILY, the women, men and children gathered at the grounds of Mafeteng District Council would be in their fields as hard work and joy greets the start of