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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

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Stop the mess

LESOTHO’S judiciary has over the years hogged the limelight for the wrong reasons with devastating consequences for the delivery of justice. The Court of Appeal is virtually in limbo after

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Take Amnesty criticism on the chin

WE are not surprised that the government has reacted angrily to a damning statement by Amnesty International on the human rights situation in Lesotho. The human rights watchdog said Prime

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Army must respect human rights

FIVE Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) soldiers were this week charged with murder. The arrest and arraigning before the courts marks the end of a four-month frantic search for three men

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This is not good for Lesotho’s image

THE closure of private radio station, MoAfrika FM, and the subsequent violent arrest and charging of its owner, Ratabane Ramainoane, last week are a matter of grave concern to us.

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Investigate disturbances

THE deaths of three senior army officers last week in what was said to be a shootout at the army barracks can only be described as tragic for Lesotho. Their