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The mad season of protests

MASERU – ALL is not well in Lesotho. The country has been besmirched by protest marches that are marked by violent clashes between protesters and the authorities. Now even children are

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Parties schooled on democracy

MASERU – TWELVE political parties that are in parliament received training on how to effectively manage their political outfits to maintain internal peace and stability. The training was organized by the

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The case for Free Primary Education

ROMA – THE beginning of the last decade saw the introduction of free primary education (FPE) in Lesotho. As a result, the number of out-of-school children fell by half between 1999

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Ministry to weed out ghost workers

MASERU – THE spokesperson of the Ministry of Public Service ‘Mamakhoa Molapo says her ministry has embarked on an aggressive programme to weed out ghost employees. She said this would help

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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