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Basotho firms eye slice of Polihali Dam ‘cake’

MASERU – BASOTHO and South African companies will equally benefit from the contracts in the construction of the Polihali Dam. That is the assurance from the water ministers of both countries

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Farmers smile all the way to the bank

MASERU – FOR a very long time, Phineas Khoete has made his money through selling livestock for slaughter at funerals and weddings. The money would come in dribs and drabs. But

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Teachers set to down tools

MASERU – TEACHERS and principals say they will down tools when schools reopen on August 2 in protest over the new Teachers’ Career and Salary Structure. The Lesotho Association of Teachers

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The hatching of an idea

ROMA – When the National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s newest company, Phula Poultry Products, released its first 1 000 chickens last week, something unexpected happened. “The chickens were swept away by

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NMDS boss grilled

MASERU – NATIONAL Manpower Development Secretariat (NMDS) director, Florinah Rakeketsi, was left with egg on her face after her tall tales were shredded to pieces at a tense Public Accounts Committee

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Amnesty wants justice for editor

MASERU – Amnesty International this week called on the government of Lesotho to urgently resolve the case of Lloyd Mutungamiri to demonstrate that it is committed to press freedom. Mutungamiri, who

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King rolls sleeves against hunger

MASERU – KING Letsie III has rolled his sleeves up against hunger following his appointment as FAO’s Special Ambassador for Nutrition last December. In his end-of-the-year message to the nation the

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A new breed of graduate

MASERU – LEBOHANG Seitlheko is dying to enroll at university and study agricultural science. But that dream seems in smoke due to a combination of poor English and Mathematics grades and

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‘Empower women on land rights’

MASERU – LOCAL Government Minister Habofanoe Lehana says there is need for gender-sensitive policies that give women and men equal rights ownership and control of land. Lehana was speaking at a

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Sharpening fangs to fight corruption

MASERU – A little country with big problems. That is a fair description of Lesotho in relation to its perennial challenges to clamp down corruption. The Directorate on Corruption and Economic