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Wishing well in the New Year

I always try to use this column to communicate one underlying message “our misfortunes in this country are self-induced. And because these are self-inflicted, the power to correct is in

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The end of Ali Abdullah Saleh

Ali Abdullah Saleh seized power in Yemen in 1978, when he was only 36 years old. He lost it in 2012, when the ‘Arab spring’ was in full spate, and

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Just say it like it is

Writer’s block…dah, dah, dah, dah, an artist stares at the blank white sheet of paper in front of their eyes and can jot nothing because the wells from whence the

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Political leadership — a cause of instability?

Continued from last week In the fighting that followed, approximately 40 LDF soldiers died resisting SANDF troops who attacked Katse Dam and Makoanyane barracks. Focussed on this resistance, SANDF failed

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Set up special budget for sports development

The role of sports in promoting national cohesion and development should never be downplayed. People can be involved in sports activities for their personal or professional growth. Sport can help

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Lesotho must never be “Guptarised”

The headline in the Daily Maverick went “amaBhungane & Scorpio # GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a Lesotho diamond mine”. I thought to myself, “This can’t be good.

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Political leadership — a cause of instability?

Continued from last week Military Rule, 1986-1993 As LLA began operations against the government of Chief Jonathan, in the late 1970s, the government transformed the PMU from being a unit

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Malentsunyane braai festival organisers nailed it

I have not watched, listened or read news about events in Lesotho for the last three weeks. It’s a funny feeling being in the dark like that. It is like

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The Jezebel effect

Comrade Chris Hani warned against this sort of behaviour, ‘Comrade’ Maimane is very vocal these days about it, that is, the tendency for African politically elected leaders to hold on

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Political leadership — a cause of instability?

For 50 years, Lesotho has experienced political instability in different ways. These include the refusal to accept election outcomes in 1966 and 1998; coup d’états in 1970, 1986, and 1994,