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Dairy farmers speak with one voice

MASERU – FOR the first time in many years Lesotho dairy farmers are speaking with one voice. Yesterday farmers from nine districts elected a national committee that will help them fight

Three students off to the US

MASERU – THREE students left Lesotho to further their studies in the United States last Friday, thanks to a sponsorship deal from Higherlife Foundation. The three students, Teboho Motselekatse, Lerato Takana

Why dialogue was postponed

MASERU – JUSTICE Minister, Lebohang Hlaele, says the government had to postpone the political leaders’ dialogue on reforms after the opposition, cultural and business groups demanded to be part of the

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Muckraker: The education of Maliehe

YOU cannot teach new tricks to an old dog. So they say. And that is quite true especially for dogs. But old people do learn new tricks. There are old

The ‘demons’ hurting little kids

MASERU – SHE was only 10-years-old in 2002 when her aunt’s male friend, a trusted policeman, sexually abused her. Today, 14 years later and now a human rights lawyer, she still

‘He fought the good fight’

MASERU – Before and after independence, politics in Lesotho has always been a treacherous, and often lethal, terrain. But Moeletsi Api is one man who weathered it all. Api died on

Drama at Thabane rally

MASERU – AN All Basotho Convention (ABC) rally in ’Makhoroana constituency last Sunday almost descended into violence in yet another clear indication that all is not well within the rank and

How politicians got ‘suspect’ off the hook

MASERU – POLITICIANS leaned on Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli to release a man who had been arrested for alleged malicious damage to property and making threats at the Kao Mine. Tseko

Dog-bite victim sues Catholic cleric

MASERU – Maisane Phafa says he had to be amputated after being bitten by dogs owned by a Roman Catholic priest, Reverend Lithebe Tjokosela. Now he is suing the cleric and

Litjobo sues Ramatšella for M6 million

MASERU – THE spokesman for the Alliance of Democrats (AD), Thuso Litjobo, is suing Bokang Ramatšella, the Lesotho People’s Congress (LPC) secretary general, for M6 million for defamation. Litjobo is claiming