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May the best candidate win!

We are watching with excitement what is likely to be an explosive leadership contest within the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. Last week, National University of Lesotho (NUL) Vice-Chancellor

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No to MPs salary hike

WE are not surprised that there has been a fierce backlash from the public following the disclosure that the government was mulling doubling the salaries of MPs. Prime Minister Thomas

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We need visionary leadership

IT was a pleasure to see Basotho finally pushing aside their political differences and sitting down together at the reforms’ conference in Maseru this week. That is the spirit that

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Thanks to SADC Mission

THE SADC Preventive Mission in the Kingdom of Lesotho officially wrapped up its mission on Tuesday. The Mission has been in Lesotho since November 20 last year. The role of

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Protect mines

IT would appear that the row between Storm Mountain Diamonds (SMD) and villagers in Kao is set to ramble on with no immediate solution in sight. At the centre of

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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)