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When harlots hit the streets

It was good to see opposition leaders clad in tattered blankets march with the wool farmers. But even as the opposition leaders were mingling and bum-jiving with the farmers Muckraker

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First Lady’s Office fails to pay suppliers

MASERU – THE Office of the First Lady has failed to pay some businesspeople who provided services during the Twelfth Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa (SCCA) conference a

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Rugby family in mourning

MASERU – The tragic deaths of five junior Mabote Beavers rugby players last weekend have hit their families and the local rugby family very hard. The five Under-16 girls lost their

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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