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How taboo kills the transfer of information

Even as I stare at the thick mists covering the mountains just above the wine-lands to the east of the city of Cape Town, I know that there are mountains

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The Middle East: Not Enough Wars Yet

“When all the Arabs and the Israelis agree on one thing, people should pay attention. We should stop this Iranian takeover,” said Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last month. So

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Political parties and instability in Lesotho

Continued Election-related conflict has not completely gone away but has continued in a different form. It is no longer about the exclusion of one party by another, as was the

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The idea of the UIF is ‘okay’ but not well timed

Hearing Honourable Sam Rapapa (undoubtedly one of our more progressive MPs), introduce in parliament the idea of an Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) in Lesotho, excited me.  This proved to me

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The full cost of our peace

Until he opened up his satchel and took out his engraved journal, the figure sitting two seats away from me on this flight was just any other man, the name

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Political parties and instability in Lesotho

Lesotho celebrated her 50th independence anniversary on 4 October, 2016. It is fitting, therefore, that as the country looks back at its achievements and challenges, we also reflect on the

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DisGrace

Grace Mugabe, second wife of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, had a moment of awful clarity about her future three years ago. Speaking about Joice Mujuru, the woman who was then

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We need a ‘Malema’ in Lesotho

First of all, power is expensive. Its cost can’t even be quantified because it goes beyond monetary value. It is highly valuable and its fruits are highly sought after.  Money

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We don’t need clowns in the National Assembly

On November 3, we witnessed unprecedented and un-parliamentary behaviour by some Members of Parliament (MPs). This happened shortly after the swearing in of three new MPs from the All Basotho

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Writing about writing

A word . . . stems from somewhere, is inspired somehow by something, some occurrence at first not clearly understood, but with the passage of time unravels its meanings in