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Resist taking populist route

THE violent protests by factory workers last week were the last thing Lesotho needs if it is to project an image of a stable economy to potential investors. The workers

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Bury your vendettas

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane last Friday made an impassioned plea to Lesotho’s political leaders to bury the hatchet and ensure the SADC-driven reforms succeed at all costs. At the heart

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Who is funding who?

Thesele Maseribane, the Basotho National Party (BNP), has had a very uncomfortable two weeks following intense media scrutiny over his “shadowy” links with a UK-based businessman. At the centre of

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Find these killers

YET again we report in this newspaper the harrowing story of how five defenceless women were gunned down, execution style, in their homes in Rothe Ha-Mokaoli this week. While the

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Avert teachers’ strike

THE government could face yet another headache after the three biggest teachers’ unions threatened to down tools to press for better working conditions when schools re-open on August 2. The

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End paralysis in justice sector

THE strike action by magistrates last week resulted in the paralysis in the delivery of justice in our lower courts. It was the clearest indication that our judiciary is in

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There must be consequences

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry yet another shocking story of how Lesotho’s civil servants continue to recklessly plunder state resources. Thanks to the relentless efforts of the Public Accounts

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Change course or we sink

THE government’s finances are in a mess with fears that the current porous economic state could knock off key developmental projects. This is worrying but not a surprise. It would

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’Mojakhomo: a big own goal

RESPECTED international human rights defenders, Amnesty International, and the Transformation Resource Centre this week added their voices to demands to find ’Makarabo Mojakhomo. Mojakhomo, who worked for First Lady Maesaiah

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Stop chaos in the mining sector

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry a story detailing the chaos rocking Lesotho’s mining sector. The account clearly shows that the key sector is in deep distress and requires urgent