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Too many parties for Lesotho

The proliferation of political parties in Lesotho is a real cause for worry for us as a newspaper. Hardly a year passes without a new political party being formed. At

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Let us deal with the unfinished business

WITH the holiday season almost over and as we seek to chart a new beginning, Basotho find themselves coming face-to-face with the same critical issues that were left unattended last

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Comply with donors’ demands

IN March this year the European Union (EU) refused to release 26.85 million euros (M391 million) it had allocated to Lesotho for budgetary support. At that time the EU said

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Keep eyes on the ball

PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili last weekend suggested Lesotho could go for a general election next year to unlock the country’s current political logjam. Mosisili spoke at the Democratic Congress (DC)

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Dialogue can unlock stalemate

Catholic bishops from southern Africa who met at Thaba-Bosiu last week ended the conference with an expression of deep concern over what they call a “leadership vacuum” in Lesotho. The

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DC infighting is hurting Lesotho

PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s Democratic Congress (DC) is on the verge of an acrimonious split with party leaders exchanging barbs in the media. The fallout comes against a bitter long-running

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What next?

The government this week announced the departure of Lesotho army commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli is stepping down from the helm of the army to end a tumultuous 27

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Job only half done

LESOTHO’s rise on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business survey released this week paints a picture of a country making strides to improve its investment climate. A 12-place rise

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Think through this proposal

Trade Minister Joshua Setipa told a Trade and Investment Forum last week that it is high time foreign investors are forced to integrate locals in their businesses. Thankfully, Setipa however

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Deal with the issues

PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili last weekend delivered an impassioned plea for unity to his comrades in the Democratic Congress (DC) party. The special conference in Maseru came at a time