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Fresh start for Lesotho

WHEN Parliament re-opens next Friday Prime Minister Thomas Thabane must quickly seize the moment and initiate a process that will eventually see him step down from power. Thabane, who has

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May the best candidate win!

THE search for a successor within the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party appears to have gathered momentum this week with the party narrowing the search to two candidates. This

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Set clear departure time-table

THE dramatic events of the last two weeks have brought to the fore the glaring reality that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has now lost total control of the ship of

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Very damaging allegations

PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane’s decision to send Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli on forced leave has now triggered a spate of allegations that are extremely damaging to the Premier. In a

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Break political stalemate

At the tail-end of 2019, High Court judge, Justice Tšeliso Monaphathi delivered an order that we thought was going to bring finality to a long-running leadership squabble in the All

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Roll back poverty

A comprehensive 156-page report released by the World Bank last Friday must be compulsory reading for every policy-maker in government. The report titled, Lesotho Poverty Assessment: Progress and challenges in

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False diagnosis, wrong prescription

REPORTS that Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sent an emissary to offer Professor Nqosa Mahao a diplomatic post in Brussels is yet another vivid illustration of the politics of poverty now

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Ease tax burden on SMMEs

ELSEWHERE in this issue we carry insightful comments on tax reform by former Basotho Enterprises Development Corporation (BEDCO) CEO Robert Likhang. At the centre of Likhang’s presentation is that Lesotho’s

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A simplistic way of tackling a major ill

TWO MPs have been caught up in a storm after they allegedly promised to give jobs to unemployed youths in their constituencies and then failed to deliver on their promises.

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Writing on the wall for Thabane

The writing is now certainly on the wall for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his coalition partners after they narrowly lost a vote in Parliament this week. On the surface,