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Sweet deal for former textile workers

MASERU – WHEN a textile company, Peter Blond, shut down its operations in February last year, the 980 workers were caught by surprise. They had bills to settle and mouths to

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Teachers want Rapapa out

MASERU – TEACHERS want Education Minister Professor Ntoi Rapapa out. This was the message they sent out to Prime Minister Thomas Thabane during their protest march in Maseru yesterday. The teachers

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Thabane vows to root out corruption

TEYA-TEYANENG – PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane says his government is committed to combating corruption and fraud. He was speaking at a retreat for Principal Secretaries in Teya-teyaneng on Monday. Thabane told

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Top civil servant wants his job back

MASERU – LELINGOANA Makhaola believes he is still the director of Geological Services in the Ministry of Mines. The ministry says he is not because that position was filled after he

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Botswana offers Judges to Lesotho

MASERU – GOVERNMENT Secretary Moahloli Mphaka says Botswana has volunteered to assist Lesotho with two judges to “specifically preside over high profile cases”. The judges are expected in Lesotho within a

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Blow for Ntšinyi

MASERU – AMBASSADOR Lebohang Ntšinyi’s court battle to block her recall collapsed in the High Court this week. This after the court ruled that she had failed to justify why the

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Madam boss

MASERU – THEY are little “match-box” houses in White City, a suburb in Maseru where poverty is neatly juxtaposed with affluence. The “match-box” houses have come to symbolise the pathetic living

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Army boss’ guards arrested

MASERU – SEVEN soldiers guarding army commander Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela’s home in Ha-Mabote have been arrested by the Military Police for neglecting their duty. The soldiers were arrested on Monday

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Race for ABC deputy hots up

MASERU – THE succession race in the All Basotho Convention (ABC) has opened ahead of the party’s elective conference set for January next year. Although leader Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is

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SADC extends standby force’s tenure

MASERU – THE SADC Double Troika Summit has approved the extension of the bloc’s standby force’s term in Lesotho by a further six months, ending in November this year. The decision