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Mosisili must protect legacy

LESOTHO’S main opposition party, the Democratic Congress (DC), is in turmoil once again amid serious indications that it could split. The DC leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, last week admitted as much

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Discord not good for the government

ATTORNEY General Haae Phoofolo last week launched an astonishing attack on a deal signed between the government and opposition to drive the reforms forward. The deal, among other things, grants

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Reforms bigger than individuals

IT would appear the government of Lesotho went out of its way to ensure the SADC-driven reforms get back on track. Having placated the opposition by meeting most of its

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We must not burn bridges

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Lesego Magkothi went ballistic last week as he attacked SADC envoy Justice Dikgang Moseneke for what he said was interference in Lesotho’s domestic politics. Justice Moseneke invited

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Army must resist manipulation

A few days ago 70 non-commissioned army officers attended a special course on human rights, governance, democracy, diversity and accountability. At the end of the course Lesotho Defence Force (LDF)

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Regulations badly ill-timed

WHEN the fiasco between the government and wool farmers started, the debate was about what is good for the country. The government was at pains to justify that the new

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Reckless rhetoric won’t stop gang war

TEMEKI Tšolo, Minister in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s office, is in the eye of a storm after he allegedly ordered the police to kill criminals. Tšolo told a public gathering

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Let’s play by the rules

THE government’s unrelenting pursuit on Chief Justice Majara only serves to undermine the independence of the courts and buttress the perception that the executive wants to capture the judiciary. Granted,

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Deal with the carnage in factories

A FEW weeks after the coalition government bowed to pressure and awarded a massive salary hike for factory workers, it would appear that decision is coming back to haunt workers.

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SADC flexing its muscles will have limited impact

JUSTICE Dikgang Moseneke, who was recently appointed to mediate in Lesotho’s political crisis in its quest for stability, faces numerous challenges. At the core of the crisis is a culture