A State House of nurses

FORGET everything you know about the art of politics. The biggest lesson from the political crisis gripping Lesotho is that nursing is an overrated profession. You heard that right: from


A view from the roof

The bow of the rainbow on the distant Blue Mountain range is a sight to behold, reminding one of the reason why Lesotho is termed as the Kingdom in the


Penicillin allergy

Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of one’s immune system to the antibiotic drug penicillin. Penicillin is prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. The most common penicillin in Lesotho are


Broken promises

Last week in this column I looked at Vision 2020 and some of the goals it set. I also acknowledged that the implementation of Vision 2020 was a dismal failure.


The thieves of hope

In an ideal situation, as we enter into a new year, we should enter with a spirit of euphoria, hope and enthusiasm. However, most Basotho enter into the New Year


Set clear departure time-table

THE dramatic events of the last two weeks have brought to the fore the glaring reality that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has now lost total control of the ship of


Stitching a Whirlwind: An anthology of southern African poems

This is the first of eight volumes in the African Pulse series from Oxford University Press; as the publisher’s note states “the texts translated for this series have been identified


Senong takes charge

MASERU-The Lesotho Football Association (LEFA) has announced Thabo Senong will lead all of Lesotho’s men’s national teams. Senong was hired as coach of the senior side, Likuena, last August and


Kick4Life prepare for Matlama onslaught

MASERU-Kick4Life head coach Katiso Mojakhomo says he is preparing for a fierce contest against defending Econet Premier League champions Matlama on Sunday. The last time the teams met was last


Lesotho athletics mourns Ramonene

MASERU-The Lesotho Amateur Athletics Association (LAAA) is mourning the untimely death of Tšepang Ramonene, one of Lesotho’s best marathon runners. The 28-year-old died last weekend after a short illness. According