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Thumbs up for Orange River deal

MASERU – MEMBERS of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) have signed an agreement on how they will save and use water from the Orange River. This was discussed at the

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The business of soup

MASERU – WITH the majority of Basotho living on less than one US dollar a day, meat is a luxury many cannot afford. But thanks to ’Makhoboso Shale and her

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The big rosehip deal

ROMA – ’MILOANE Mokhobo, a graduate of the National University of Lesotho (NUL), has come up with some innovative ways to meet a mammoth challenge. He has a contract to

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Breaking the chains

……Hlaele’s 40-year journey in trade unionism…… MASERU – If there is anything that has come to define Lebohang Hlaele’s tenure as Minister of Law in the last 14 months, it

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Mob beats suspected rapist to death

MAFETENG – A mob in rural Mafeteng allegedly lynched a suspected rapist to death while police watched. The Ha-Marake villagers had accused Makhobo Marake, 68, of raping a 14-year-old girl. It

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King’s private secretary charged

MASERU – A private secretary to King Letsie III, Daniel Ndumo, 43, appeared in court last Thursday to answer a charge of forgery. Ndumo was charged after he allegedly defrauded the

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The gate that ‘knows’ students by name

ROMA – THE automated gate was going to cost the university a gigantic M3 million if outside companies were contracted! But the National University of Lesotho (NUL) engineers delivered it for

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The road to prosperity

MASERU – ’MALIREKO Sehahle, the local chief of Ha-Souru in the Tsoelike constituency could not hide her joy at a ground breaking ceremony of the Ha-Mpiti to Sehlaba-Thebe road. Construction of

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Ministry braces for influx of visitors

MASERU – The Ministry of Home Affairs says it is getting ready for an influx of visitors during the Christmas holidays. Minister Tsukutlane Au told reporters on Tuesday that the ministry

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Sekhametsi braces for bruising legal battle

MASERU – AN investment consortium that bought one of MKM’s properties is bracing for what might be a bruising legal battle to defend its right to the building. Sekhametsi Investment Consortium