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Lesotho: not yet Uhuru!

Let me ask you a question. Can corruption and patriotism co-exist or are they mutually exclusive? Can a person claim to be a corrupt patriot?As you are thinking about the

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They reap where they did not sow

Ntate nthute ke tšoane le oena, loosely translated as Dad teach and mentor me so that when I grow up I will be like you. These are the words said

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Gaddafi’s Libya (and mine): Part Eight

As I explained before signing off last week, in 1985 a Libyan student invited myself and a fellow Brit lecturer to spend a week in his village in the Fezzan,

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The Moerane factor in Matekane’s success

When Sam Matekane, the chairperson of MGC, received an award known as the Forbes Best of Africa Award for 2021, nothing was said about the late Mofelehetsi Moerane’s local economic

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Mayombe: a classic of war literature

It may not be possible to talk about the literature of the armed war of liberation in Africa without mentioning that Angolan novel called Mayombe. It comes alongside other iconic

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Open Letter to Dr Majoro

Dear Dr Majoro, ‘Ba dra aza ama dra ‘baruri aza si. Loosely translated this Ugandan phrase means people understand the pain of sickness by experiencing it themselves.Dr Majoro, I carve

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Rhodesian war literature

There are some countries in Africa that got their independence or self-rule after well concerted armed struggles. These wars pitied white minority government soldiers against guerrillas from liberation movements. I

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Gaddafi’s Libya (and mine): Part Seven

A great deal of the international opposition to the Gaddafi regime was provoked by his support (both real and alleged) for insurgent groups across the globe, including in Africa. His

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Gaddafi’s Libya (and mine): Part Six

After an interval of some weeks, readers will be relieved (or alarmed) to discover that I have now got my head around the task of continuing my account of life

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Quality pharmaceutical care is a right

In Lesotho, there are undeniable disparities in the access to quality healthcare services between rural and urban populations. Populations in the rural areas have been subjected to poor healthcare services,