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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

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Amnesty will take country forward

  THE decision by Prime Minister PakalithaMosisili to declare a general amnesty for alleged mutineers and other soldiers implicated in murder and treason is perhaps the right thing to do

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Wake up call

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma was in Maseru last week to discuss the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) with the Lesotho government. The specific details of what Zuma discussed with Prime Minister

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Likuena at crossroads

Lesotho’s 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup campaign begins on Sunday and it comes with Likuena at another crossroads. It has been an underwhelming, stop-start year for Likuena and it is impossible

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Allow candid debate on succession issue

  THE Democratic Congress (DC) will next Saturday hold an emergency meeting in Maseru to tackle the issue of factionalism within the party. Factionalism has become toxic for the party

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Say no to merchants of violence

WE note with utter dismay the violence that erupted at a Democratic Congress (DC) youth meeting in Maseru last weekend. Violence in any form should have no place in a

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Save the babies

ELSEWHERE in this edition we carry a story on the alarming rise in the number of babies that are dying at health care facilities. The Public Health Director Dr ’Nyane