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In defence of Basotho culture

MASERU – IN the name of Basotho ancestors and Catholic saints, Lesotho shall rise – that is according to the doctrine of one man fighting to rule the country someday. A

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Battle over IEC posts

…Urgent application to block new commissioners… MASERU – A fierce legal battle is looming over the imminent appointment of commissioners to run the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). An investigation by

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Thabane bows to pressure

MASERU PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane has buckled under pressure after he lifted a controversial ban that blocked Lesotho’s wool and mohair farmers from selling their products outside the country. Thabane

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‘We’ve averted a crisis’

A few months ago, the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s Senate warned that the university might have to shut down because of financial problems. The Senate said the government’s grant

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I’m not working with Thabane: Metsing

THABA-BOSIU – THE Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader, Mothetjoa Metsing, has rejected charges that he wants to form a new coalition government with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. Metsing made

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Judges say Thabane has no power to fire members

MASERU – THE High Court yesterday said Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has no right to fire members of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) as the party’s Constitution does not give

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TRC wants militia disarmed

MASERU – THE Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) says it is worried that the security agencies are not doing enough to deal with some militia groups that have emerged in the

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19 MPs want expulsions withdrawn

MASERU – AT least 19 MPs from the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) want party leader, Thomas Thabane, to rescind his decision to expel four members of the National Executive

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‘Thabane out by September’

MASERU – ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) deputy leader Professor Nqosa Mahao says the current government will be out by September. Mahao made this bold prediction at a political rally in

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When ‘kids’ have babies

QUTHING – THE hospital bed shakes violently as she twists in pain. Her head, now covered in unruly hair, is at the bottom of the bed. The teenage girl who