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Political risk worry business

MASERU – BUSINESSES in Africa are increasingly worried about political risk and violence, according to Allianz Risk Barometer, an institute that monitors risk. The survey conducted among 1 237 risk

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The school the Chinese built

MASERU – CHINA’s Ambassador to Lesotho, Sun Xianghua, has handed over a state-of-the-art school to the government.  The China-Lesotho Middle School in Thuathe, whose construction started in August 2009, was

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From initiation school to the pulpit

MASERU – WHEN the subject of a general amnesty is brought up during our interview, Dickson Monaheng, speaks passionately about the need for “forgiveness”. Monaheng, who served as mayor of

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For NUL students, dirt is good!

ROMA – THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) students, graduates and their friends take waste and make marvels out of it! They use discarded wood, old tires, even old cassettes

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Nightmare for Blood Transfusion Services

MASERU – THE Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) is having serious problems collecting enough blood after parents blocked its access to students who are its main donors. The service stopped

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Death of cooperatives in Lesotho

MASERU – POOR financial management is the root cause of the death of cooperatives in Lesotho, says Commissioner of Cooperatives, ’Maphamoli Lekoetje. Lekoetje said this is one of the major

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Mahlehla walks her own lane at CT conference

ROMA – WHEN she went to the Fifth African Higher Education Week and REFORUM Biennial Conference 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa, Motšelisi Mahlehla, a National University of Lesotho (NUL)

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Lesotho expects better harvest this year

MASERU – THE Ministry of Agriculture says it is expecting a better harvest this year because of good rains compared to last year. Last year the country produced about 30

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The ‘crazy’ story of Puseletso Seema

QEME – PUSELETSO Seema is an eloquent storyteller. You hear that in the more than 300 songs she has composed in a career of over three decades. But ask her

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Organisers, Maseru police boss clash over march

MASERU – THE organisers of a protest march to force the Speaker of Parliament Ntlhoi Motsamai to open Parliament are at loggerheads with the Maseru police boss over permission to