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A hasty divorce

THE decision by the government of Lesotho to terminate a contract to run and manage the Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital has left scores of workers stranded.Work at the hospital, the

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We too are sitting on a time-bomb

OVER the past week, we have noted in horror as South Africa, our biggest and closest neighbour, was being burnt to the ground.Shops have been looted. Buildings have been burnt

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Have we lost war on guns?

THREE weeks ago, ’Mabuang Mazenyo, 67, was shot and killed at the BNP elective conference in Mazenod.Mazenyo was not sick when she died. She was a victim of the notorious

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Have we forgotten already?

Fresh concerns over the outbreak of a new, deadly Covid-19 variant have triggered a fresh lockdown across our border in South Africa amidst fears that it is only a matter

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Resolve this deadlock

THE latest threats by the All Basotho Convention (ABC) to walk out of government following divisions over the SADC-driven National Peace and Unity Commission are yet another clear sign that

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A threat to basic individual freedoms

THE new Communications (Subscriber Identity Module and Device Registration) Regulations 2021 which were gazetted recently could represent the biggest threat to our individual freedoms.The regulations will give the government of

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Commission needs buy-in of all

AS reported in the media last week, the government of Lesotho is mulling setting up a National Peace and Unity Commission to deal with serious cases of human rights violations.

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Resolve factory workers’ strike

THE violent strike by factory workers around the country has left two people dead with scores others seriously injured.One person was run over by a truck during the protests while

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Heads must roll

ELSEWHERE in this issue, we carry a massive story of how the government of Lesotho bungled an M855 million deal that it signed with a German solar company, Frazer Solar.

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Burying heads in the sand

AT the time of writing this editorial comment, there was agitation and unrest in Lesotho’s textile factories.We have already seen skirmishes at the factories as workers push for better pay