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Senate Masupha fights for change

HA MAMATHE – SENATE Masupha sits in her family home in the village of Ha ‘Mamathe in Lesotho, under a portrait of her late mother. The inscription on the portrait, written

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Dual citizenship law coming soon

MASERU – PARLIAMENT is finalizing a law that will allow dual citizenship. Chairperson of the Law and Public Safety Committee, Lekhetho Mosito, told parliament on Monday that Basotho are overwhelmingly in

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MPs walk out of parliament

MASERU – OPPOSITION MPs walked out of parliament in protest last Thursday because the government MPs, including ministers, were absent without giving any notice to the Speaker. The opposition was fuming

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DC MPs warn Speaker

MASERU – THE Democratic Congress (DC)’s parliamentary caucus says Speaker Sephiri Motanyane could find himself in hot water if he insists on bringing disciplinary proceedings against MP Likeleli Tampane. Tampane, the

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Teachers’ unions in turf war

MASERU – THE Progressive Association of Lesotho Teachers (PALT) is accusing the Education Ministry of sidelining it to work with smaller unions that don’t have bargaining status. PALT’s executive secretary, Paul

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A passionate farmer

MASERU – Nkaku Kabi’s primary concern in government is health. But that does not keep him away from his other passion: agriculture. As a farmer, Kabi has a soft spot for

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The scourge of gun culture

MASERU – “Owning a gun is as common as owning a blanket,” once said former army commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli’s words still ring true, three years after he said

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NUL tries new funding model for postgraduates

ROMA – Good news for potential postgraduate students in chemistry and chemical technology. When the National University of Lesotho (NUL) Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology accepts you into its reviewed

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Why Tšepong is overcrowded

MASERU – QUEEN ’Mamohato Memorial Hospital (Tšepong) is grappling with overcrowding after some government officials and politicians allegedly forced it to admit undeserving patients. Health Minister Nkaku Kabi told a press

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Mobile clinic for Ha-Ralikariki

MASERU – THE Ministry of Health launched a mobile clinic in Ha-Ralikariki on Tuesday. The clinic was provided by Jhpiego under a programme called Tsepo that is funded by the USAID