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2017-09-25 Corruption Investigator Abducted, Shot
[Lesotho Times] AN investigator in the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) is recovering in hospital after being abducted and shot by two unknown assailants last Friday.

2017-09-25 Prime Minister Aims to Reduce Hunger, Crime
[VOA] Lesotho's new prime minister, Thomas Thabane, told VOA that his government will focus on ending hunger and reducing crime, especially against women.

2017-09-22 Lesotho Slammed for Shutting Down 'Anti-Govt' Radio Station - Report
[News24Wire] Lesotho's government has reportedly defended its decision to shut down a privately owned radio station that is seen as being anti-government.

2017-09-19 'Motšomotšo Assassins Were Not Alone'
[Lesotho Times] Last week's assassination of Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso by his subordinates plunged Lesotho into yet another security crisis.

2017-09-19 Duo Jailed Over Illegal Diamonds
[Lesotho Times] Two men who were found in illegal possession of diamonds will spend six years in jail after failing to pay the alternative fine.

2017-09-19 Political Violence Unleashes 'Reign of Terror' - Opposition
[VOA] The June 2017 elections were supposed to soothe the troubled politics of Lesotho, a tiny enclave surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It was the third poll in five years, after two successive coalitions collapsed amid vicious infighting and meddling from the army.

2017-09-19 Population Passes Two Million Mark
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S population breached the two million mark for the first time in the country's history, the preliminary results of the 2016 Population and Housing Census (PHC) show.

2017-09-19 Army Hands Motšomotšo Suspect to Police
[Lesotho Times] THE military police have handed over to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) an army officer of the rank of major to assist them with investigations into the assassination of army commander, Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso.

2017-09-19 NUL Showcases Products Range
[Lesotho Times] THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub recently unveiled four new products including sorghum biscuits and soap.

2017-09-19 HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558).

2017-09-19 Famo Turf Wars Rock Malealea
[Lesotho Times] THE Malealea community in the Matelile area of Mafeteng district say they are living in fear of the deadly clashes among rival Famo gangs that have spawned reprisals and revenge killings.

2017-09-19 DPP Resists Forced Leave
[Lesotho Times] LAW and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Lebohang Hlaele, and his principal secretary, 'Mole Khumalo, held a crisis meeting late yesterday after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Leaba Thetsane, resisted their decision to send him on forced leave.

2017-09-19 Shooting Suspects Were Beaten to Death
[Lesotho Times] Two of the four men who broke into the home of a 23 year old entrepreneur before shooting him, were beaten to death by some members of the Thaba Bosiu Hajobe community.

2017-09-19 Minister Appoints LNDC Board
[Lesotho Times] TRADE and Industry Minister, Tefo Mapesela, has appointed new board members to the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) despite a pending court case in which the minister was interdicted from appointing a new board.

2017-09-19 Soldiers 'Stalk' Cops Probing Murders
[Lesotho Times] THE officer commanding Maseru police urban region, Senior Superintendent Api Letsie, says he received reports that some members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) relentlessly followed his subordinates investigating the death of two army officers in May this year.

2017-09-19 Rugby Players in Camp for Maseru 7s Tourney Preps
[Times of Zambia] All but three players that were summoned for this weekend's Maseru Sevens rugby tournament had by yesterday reported in camp in Lusaka.

2017-09-19 'Army Has a Role in Nation-Building'
[Lesotho Times] We are heartened by the conciliatory approach by various speakers at the memorial service for the late Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso, suggesting the army is ready to turn a new leaf in terms of its image and role in national affairs.

2017-09-19 Ailing Scott's Mom Draws Curious Onlookers
[Lesotho Times] Scores of people on Tuesday watched in amazement as visibly ill double ritual murder suspect, 'Malehlohonolo Scott, was carried from the parking lot to the High Court in Maseru by young man.

2017-09-19 Tau Upbeat On India Pageant Prospects
[Lesotho Times] The reigning Face of Lesotho, Michelle Tau, is confident of success at the ongoing Face of Beauty International contest in New Delhi, India.

2017-09-19 Youths Undergo Business Training
[Lesotho Times] Twenty-five applicants are currently undergoing a two-week entrepreneurial training ahead of the final selection of the winners of this year's Bacha Entrepreneurship Project.

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