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The journey begins

MASERU-IT’S seven in the morning and the sewing machines at Afri-Export Textile are already singing.The 500 employees are on their workstations, doing their bit on the production line to meet

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Mosito says he’s victim of factional fights

MASERU-LEKHETHO Mosito, who was fired as Defence Minister after a few days on the job, says he is a victim of intense factional fights in the All Basotho Convention (ABC).

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‘Thabane too ill to lead party’

MASERU-TWO members of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) executive committee say party leader Thomas Thabane is too ill to continue leading the party.The two have filed an urgent High Court

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Low-key budget for Lesotho

MASERU-FINANCE Minister Thabo Sophonea presented a low-key budget of M23.8 billion that painted a gloomy economic picture in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sophonea said the economy is expected

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Army boss warns of plot

MASERU-In a startling revelation, army commander Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela has warned that there are some soldiers who are plotting to topple the government.Addressing a parade at the Makoanyane Military

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Chaos at borders

MASERU-THERE was chaos at the Maseru border gate yesterday after some Basotho wanted to cross into South Africa.South Africa opened its land borders between Lesotho on Monday.The six border posts

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Council threatens striking nurses

MASERU-THE gloves are off after the Lesotho Nursing Council (LCN) threatened to discipline striking nurses for allegedly bringing the profession into disrepute.The nurses have however received timely backing from the

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Crown wants soldier’s case speedily dealt with

MASERU-THE crown has asked the High Court to speedily hear its application to appeal in a case in which Major Pitso Ramoepane and others want three foreign judges removed.Crown counsel

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Go well, sweet mother!

ROMA-Chieftainess Mabela Seeiso Maama, who died of Covid-19-related complications on February 5, has been described as a firm, frank and fair character by his fellow chiefs in the Senate.Chieftainess Maama

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Powering a dream

MASERU-GROWING up in Ha-Mohatlane, about 20 kilometres south-east of Teya-Teyaneng, Bokang Tsikoane was well known by schoolmates for selling balloons.The 32-year-old would engage in his hustle during school breaks at