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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

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Deal with key issues

THE Democratic Congress (DC) national executive committee meets this weekend for its annual leadership conference amid widening fissures among party leaders. The party is going through turbulence with two main

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Fix the politics

On Tuesday next week, Lesotho will celebrate its 50th independence anniversary. Tragically, instead of uniting the nation the celebrations have provided yet another chance to drive a wedge amongst ourselves

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DC must tackle succession issue

AN estimated 10 000-strong crowd marched in Maseru last weekend in what organisers said was a show of support for Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili. But the march has brought to

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Chance to set Lesotho on the right path

Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili last week presented a Roadmap towards reforms to SADC leaders at a summit in Mbabane, Swaziland. The Roadmap has clear signposts of the issues that will

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Window of opportunity for Lesotho

PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili this week officially opened a two-day technical workshop on security sector reforms in Maseru. The workshop was facilitated by SADC special envoys. In our opinion, the

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Clean up radio stations

OVER the past few months we have noticed a startling trend of dangerous rhetoric on our radio stations. Our radio stations have always been conduits for what at times has

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HIV fight needs cultural shift

TUCKED somewhere in the inside pages of local newspapers was a story about Lesotho’s HIV prevalence rate increasing from 23 to 25 percent. In another time such a story would