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Very damaging allegations

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane’s decision to send Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli on forced leave has now triggered a spate of allegations that are extremely damaging to the Premier. In a

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Break political stalemate

At the tail-end of 2019, High Court judge, Justice Tšeliso Monaphathi delivered an order that we thought was going to bring finality to a long-running leadership squabble in the All

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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

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False diagnosis, wrong prescription

REPORTS that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sent an emissary to offer Professor Nqosa Mahao a diplomatic post in Brussels is yet another vivid illustration of the politics of poverty now

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Ease tax burden on SMMEs

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry insightful comments on tax reform by former Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO) CEO Robert Likhang. At the centre of Likhang’s presentation is that Lesotho’s

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A simplistic way of tackling a major ill

TWO MPs have been caught up in a storm after they allegedly promised to give jobs to unemployed youths in their constituencies and then failed to deliver on their promises.

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Writing on the wall for Thabane

The writing is now certainly on the wall for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his coalition partners after they narrowly lost a vote in Parliament this week. On the surface,

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Lehata must face trial

WE know our judicial system is broken but even that rotten legacy could not have prepared us for an injustice that happened two weeks ago. Mootsi Lehata, the former law

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Heads must roll

WE have always known that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s government is under pressure from many corners. Its coffers are dry and it’s unable to pay suppliers. Factional fights within all

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Factional fights have no real winners

AT some point, the warring factions in the All Basotho Convention (ABC) will realise that the politics of factions has no real winner. Whoever will control the ABC after this