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2018-02-20 Rethinking Belonging Could Foster a More Humane Understanding of Migration
[allAfrica] World Social Justice Day is this year marked by the theme: "Workers on the move: the quest for social justice".

2018-02-20 Government Condemns Gupta Allegations
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Lesotho Government has condemned allegations that some or one of the members of the Gupta family fled into the country from South Africa.

2018-02-16 EU Grants Millions to Support Civil Society in Lesotho
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Finance, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says Civil Society plays an essential role in providing social services, giving a voice to the people and monitoring governance sector performance.

2018-02-16 Fashion Designer Celebrates Cultural Diversity
[Lesotho Times] Rising local fashion designer and entrepreneur, Palesa Mercedes Recalde says her brand Third Culture Kid (TCK) strives to celebrate cultural diversity and ethnicity.

2018-02-16 Artistes Promise Thrills At Grand Easter Fest
[Lesotho Times] Local artistes expected to feature on the Lesotho Grand Easter Fest to be held at the Setsoto Stadium on 30 March, said they are ready to represent Lesotho at the continental event.

2018-02-16 College Students Face Disciplinary Action
[Lesotho Times] Disciplinary action will be taken against scores of students at the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) who went on a strike this week demanding payment of their allowances.

2018-02-16 Madidilane Bemoans Defensive Errors
[Lesotho Times] Bantu coach, James Madidilane, has bemoaned the defensive errors that saw Swazi visitors score four crucial away goals against his side in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday.

2018-02-16 As the Court Pleases
[Lesotho Times] On 9 December 2017 I formed part of a delegation of concerned Basotho men and women who presented a petition to the minister of justice. The petition was received by the Minister of Law and Constitutional affairs Lebohang Hlaele.

2018-02-16 Lets Work Hard for Second Compact
[Lesotho Times] A delegation from the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was in the country this week to hold discussions about the second compact grant for Lesotho. While this is a cause for joy, it must be tampered by the realisation that there is still a lot to be done for a final funding agreement to be reached.

2018-02-16 Linare Boost Survival Chances
[Lesotho Times] Linare boosted their chances of avoiding the dreaded chop with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers, Liphakoe, in an Econet Premier League clash by at Maputsoe DIFA Ground on Sunday.

2018-02-15 Electricity Company Appoints New MD
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Lesotho Electricity Company has appointed Mr. Thabo Nkhahle as the Managing Director (MD) effective from Tuesday.

2018-02-09 Metsing's Last Stand! Is Anybody Paying Attention?
[Lesotho Times] A FEW years ago, Mothetjoa Metsing, Deputy Prime Minister in all previous coalition governments in Lesotho, seemed untouchable. At the domestic level, his security detail was made up of fierce looking heavily armed soldiers who not only carried heavy guns but also had grenades as part of their weapons repertoire. At the regional level, Mr Metsing was the face of the past regimes, whose leaders largely did not engage with the country's regional partners. It is not surprising that he seemed to have had the e

2018-02-09 Grapefruit Gets Warm Reception
[Lesotho Times] BUDDING Lesotho film director, Ts'episo Mahase says, her biggest vision for Lesotho's film industry is to see the local filmmakers putting together their unique ideas into motion and telling stories from their local perspective.

2018-02-09 Diamonds Can Change Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] THERE is every reason to believe that with the fledgling diamond mining operations, Lesotho could be on the verge of considerable economic growth. For that to happen all the stakeholders - from government, mining companies to the affected communities must play their part.

2018-02-09 Adventure Seekers Explore Machache
[Lesotho Times] ADVENTURE seekers will get an opportunity to explore and experience the magnificent Machache Mountain range and the spellbinding Qiloane falls on 17 February, at the annual Machache-Qiloane Falls Hiking event to be held in Setibing, Maseru.

2018-02-09 The Plot to Derail Reforms
[Lesotho Times] I HAVE always suspected that the Opposition has no intention of embarking in good faith on the reforms route that all people of goodwill in this country are looking forward to and are dedicated to ensuring will get this country out of the chaos we find ourselves in. I did not have to wait for long and my answer came handily in the form of a letter written by Mothetjoa Metsing to, among others, the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Co

2018-02-09 Open Letter to Letsoela and Matobakele
[Lesotho Times] Accept my sincere congratulations over your well-deserved and merited appointments to the command of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) as commander and deputy respectively.

2018-02-07 Lesotho Sends Team to Learn From Dar On Roads
[Daily News] A delegation of seven people from the Kingdom of Lesotho's Ministry of Public Works and Transport has come to Tanzania for a five-day study tour on output and performance-based contracting for road rehabilitation and maintenance.

2018-02-07 PAC Grills Finance
[Kingdom of Lesotho] Maladministration of Old Age Pension Scheme was top of the agenda at the Public Account Committee meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Finance held at the Parliament premises on Monday.

2018-02-06 Electricity Companies of Mozambique Sells Electricity to Lesotho
[AIM] Maputo -The electricity companies of Mozambique and Lesotho, EDM and LEC, signed an agreement in Maputo last Thursday, under which EDM is contracted to sell LEC between 10 and 30 megawatts of power between January and December.

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