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Understanding the post-2015 political crisis

This chapter addresses some of the underlying causal factors for Lesotho’s perennial political instability focusing primarily on the current post-2015 political crisis. The inconclusive 2015 election led to the establishment

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We’re relying too much on China

We recently read headlines in some of our local newspapers that China is about to donate a fire station to Lesotho. It will also finance and build a road worth

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Humility is a virtue

Opinion and observation are siblings, and though modern pseudo-cognoscente associate the former term with rabble speak, the truth of the matter is that opinion can never be considered opinion unless

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Understanding Political Crisis of Lesotho’s Post-2015 Elections

This chapter addresses some of the underlying causal factors for Lesotho’s perennial political instability focusing primarily on the current post-2015 political crisis. The inconclusive 2015 election led to the establishment

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Congo: Drifting into dangerous waters

You have to admire Joseph Kabila’s cheek, if nothing else. On Saturday, at his first press conference in seven years, the long-serving president of the Democratic Republic of Congo said:

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We’re disappointed with Madam Chief Justice

It is with a heavy heart that when we look at back your tenure at the second highest court in the land, the High Court, yours will be remembered as

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Climb down from your high towers

THIS week, Movement for Economic Change (MEC) leader Selibe Mochoboroane chided the coalition government over the manner it is handling the reform process. Mochoboroane accused the coalition government of arrogance

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Syria: A carnival of treachery

There are comical elements in the current Turkish invasion of northern Syria. Its name, for example: Operation Olive Branch. Or the frantic back-pedalling by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Do we remember who we are?

Any manly (human) being is not without a name, for the name in everyday nomenclature is what denotes individuality/ness. Without a name, all one is are the common human features

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The crisis of constitutionalism in Lesotho

The advent of coalition politics in the aftermath of the inconclusive 2012 election brought with it fresh challenges to constitutionalism in Lesotho. The challenges started with the process of the