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Drug addict battered to death

‘My son could still be alive if Blue Cross was still operating’……….. MASERU – HE was found dead behind a dilapidated brick wall in November, killed for having stolen a cigarette

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A fight to the finish

MASERU LESOTHO’S only drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, Blue Cross Lesotho has been closed for eight months now. The rehabilitation centre in Thaba-Bosiu was closed in April this year after


Big push to roll back poverty

MASERU – A World Bank report says hunger continues to stalk Lesotho’s rural folks even as the country made significant strides to lift people out of poverty through education, higher wages


Why am I not a Peruvian?

I had planned for the next few weeks’ column to be focused on Lesotho, but in the meantime the UK general election has taken place, so forgive me if I


Roll back poverty

A comprehensive 156-page report released by the World Bank last Friday must be compulsory reading for every policy-maker in government. The report titled, Lesotho Poverty Assessment: Progress and challenges in


Myths about painkillers

When it comes to prescription and Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Whether you’re searching for information about how they can help you relieve pain or


Is Lesotho serious about road safety?

This time of the year ushers a mixed bag of news. Some good. Some bad. Some will be exciting and some very painful. However, one thing that is guaranteed is


I’m embarrassed by my country

I do not know about you but of late I have been so ashamed of my country considering its under-achievement in all spheres of human endeavour, except of course, crime


The year in review

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief,


The thing from the State House

IF you haven’t listened to Ntho ke Ena, Juvy’s song with Budhaza, you are either jealous, just oblivious or a relic of the past. Or an overzealous Pentecostal zealot indoctrinated