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SADC talks tough

MASERU – BOTSWANA President Ian Khama has strongly responded to Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s harsh letter of complaint to the Southern African Development Community (SADC). In a brief letter to

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BEDCO launches third phase of BEP

MASERU – THE Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO) launched a third phase of Bacha Entrepreneurship Programme (BEP) yesterday. BEP is a project driven by BEDCO with the help of Standard

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Murder comes to town

MASERU – BEFORE going to bed Matšeliso Tau pushes sofas and chairs against the main door. It’s a routine she has religiously followed every night after locking the door. Tau,

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MMB fires youth dreams

MASERU – WHEN Sello Malataliana, 26, flunked his Political Science and Public Administration degree exams twice, he knew his calling lay elsewhere. Malataliana says he got tired of repeating classes

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Blow for opposition

MASERU – King Letsie III “acted constitutionally and lawfully in terms of the Lesotho constitution” when he dissolved parliament last month. A panel of five High Court judges sitting as

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Power, water tariffs up

MASERU – THE Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) has applied for a 10 percent increase in tariffs while the Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) is seeking a 19.9 percent rise. The

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‘Lesotho must demilitarise’

MASERU – LESOTHO does not face any imminent external military threat and must therefore demilitarise, a political science lecturer at the National University of Lesotho has said. Dr Tlohang Letsie

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When the ‘vultures’ circle

MASERU – “DON’T feel disheartened Neria. The Lord is with you “Losing a husband requires a strong heart  “Life is full of trials and tribulations, mind the winds of temptations

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Border hustles

MASERU – FOR businesspeople in Quthing the Tele Bridge Border into South Africa serves no other purpose apart from being a crossing point for people. If they want to import

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MPs played role in controversial recruitment

MASERU – CERTAIN Members of Parliament could have played a crucial role in the controversial recruitment of some of the National Identity and Civil Registration (NICR) employees. This was revealed