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Deal with border chaos

THE Christmas and New Year season proved to be a nightmare for most of Lesotho’s holiday-makers who wished to travel into South Africa. It took an average of four hours

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We’re doomed if reforms stall

WE are deeply disturbed by the hardening of attitudes between the government led by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and the opposition bloc. As explained elsewhere in this issue, the leader

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Stop being petulant

ELSEWHERE in this issue, we carry a story about opposition parties lashing out at SADC over its decision to deploy troops in Lesotho. In intemperate language that betrayed their lack

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Reforms must be inclusive

THE arrival of the first batch of SADC troops in Lesotho last weekend should herald the beginning of an inclusive process regarding the much awaited reforms. As we have argued

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Beef up security for judicial officers

THE break-in at the house of the acting Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Hlalefang Motinyane, is yet another vivid reminder of the need to beef up security for our judicial

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Mugabe: goodbye, thank you!

ZIMBABWE’S President Robert Mugabe was last night still under “house arrest” after the army dramatically moved to strip him of his power on Tuesday night. Mugabe’s bloodless ouster, after 37

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MPs: lead by example

WE wish to strongly condemn the rowdy scenes that we saw in Parliament last Friday. Emotions ran high with MPs from both sides of the House pushing and shoving each

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Reforms must now take off

A 1 200-strong SADC standby force is expected in Lesotho this week to oversee key reforms. This is in line with a SADC resolution to send a force to help

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Embrace reconciliation

EUROPEAN Union (EU) ambassador to Lesotho, Christian Manahl, spoke passionately last week about the need for forgiveness and true reconciliation for Basotho. The two qualities of forgiveness and reconciliation could

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Two sides must find each other

AS reported elsewhere in this newspaper, SADC has implored the government of Lesotho to urgently convene an all-stakeholders conference to discuss the pressing issue of reforms. Since August 2014, SADC