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Farmers blast Meraka Lesotho

MASERU – CATTLE farmers and butcheries are not happy with Meraka Lesotho. Their anger is still palpable months after the government banned beef imports and announced that Meraka Lesotho was to

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Ministry in trouble over King’s birthday funds

MASERU – The Ministry of Home Affairs has failed to explain how it spent M2.5 million that was allocated to it for the King’s birthday celebrations for 2014. The coordinator of

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Army wants media trained in ‘conflict management’

MASERU – LESOTHO Defence Force (LDF) deputy commander Major General Matela Matobakele wants journalists included in conflict management training. Maj Gen Matobakele was speaking at the end of a five-day training

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‘Defend refugees’

MASERU – Clara Shungu, now 27, fled political persecution in Zaire, now Congo, together with her family. She was only three. The family then sought asylum in Lesotho. Shungu says leaving

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Linking computer systems

ROMA – WHEN it comes to the use of computer systems, large organisations struggle to keep pace. “That is why I am creating a system that assists large organisations to link

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Smally Trading won uniform case

MASERU – ON July 26, we published a story headlined, Uniform deal haunts police, in which we said businesswoman, Leonia Mosothoane’s firm, Smally Trading Company (Pty) Ltd, had lost a case

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Moafrika FM presenter charged

MASERU – A Moafrika FM radio presenter and trade unionist, Tsepang Makakole, appeared in the Leribe magistrates’ court this week to answer charges of incitement to violence. Makakole is also an

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‘Loose laws harming tourism’

MASERU – THE Lesotho Tourism Development Corporation (LTDC) has told the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week that the country is losing millions of maloti because of ‘loose’ laws governing the

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Judge says soldiers ‘traumatised’ him

MASERU – A High Court judge says he has been battling high blood pressure ever since soldiers stormed his chambers with AK47 assault rifles in 2015. Justice Semapo Peete was speaking

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Unholy fight for control of church land

MASERU – A decades-long fight over the control of the Zion Apostolic Faith Mission Church has turned nasty, with some church members and villagers vowing to fight to the death to