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What the future holds for youths

AT the core of Vision 2020 is a fundamental question: “How do Basotho envision their future?” The document gives several scenarios. The first is that of Melupi, a time of

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Court told how ’Makarabo vanished

MASERU – A police detective narrated how ’Makarabo Mojakhomo escaped from custody in a testimony meant to block her husband’s bail application yesterday. Trying to convince Magistrate Litšitso Selialia not to

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Mohair farmers win interim order

MASERU – WOOL and Mohair farmers on Tuesday won a High Court interim order blocking the government from effecting regulations they say will harm their business interests. The order instructs the

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Understanding ‘big data’

ROMA – KHOBATHA Setetemela, a Computer Engineering Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho (NUL), has devised and successfully tested a system to help scientists simplify high performance computing to enable

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Prisons boss grilled

MASERU – THE Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) Commissioner Thabang Mothepu was grilled by the Ombudsman yesterday over his controversial appointment last month. Mothepu had a tough time explaining why he was

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The ‘Alps’ of Africa

BUTHA-BUTHE – HUMANS are masters at tainting the environment. You see that as you wind through the several settlements to Butha-Buthe. A combination of human settlements, overgrazing and poor farming methods

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When farming is a matter of life and death

MASERU – FOR seven years, Nyembe Phooko ensured that agricultural inputs such as fertilizer and seeds reached poor villagers. Yet, the fields remained fallow and food security continued to be a

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Out of the mouths of babes

Students in programme to repair farming implements…………………. MASERU –  A group of college students has come to the rescue of villagers in Matlameng, where thousands of people risked sinking deeper

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The ‘Sesothofication’ of Science

ROMA – WHEN you teach a child science, or any technical subject, in their own language they are likely to understand scientific concepts better. This is according to Dr Mosisili Sebotsa,

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EU market doors swung wide open

MASERU – A CONSULTANCY company hired by the government says almost 40 products from Lesotho qualify for immediate access into the lucrative European Union (EU) market. The EU has granted a