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Prime Minister Thabane To be Charged With Murder

Prime Minister Thabane To be Charged With Murder

 Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. Lipolelo was shot dead two days before Thabane became prime minister in 2017, at a time the couple had been embroiled in bitter divorce proceedings. His current wife Maesaiah Thabane has already been charged with the murder and […]

Four Ministers Named In Lesotho’s M26 Million Tender Scam

Four Ministers Named In Lesotho’s M26 Million Tender Scam

Prince Maliehe, Chalane Phori, Mokoto Hloaele and Machesetsa Mofomobe – have now been named in an M26 million tender scam involving controversial Chinese businessman Yan Xie and four local companies that were early this year awarded tenders to supply the government with park homes. The scam is the subject of investigations by the parliamentary Public […]

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

UNFPA Lauds Lesotho’s Positive Maternal Health Work

THE United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently praised the government for making positive strides towards the reduction of maternal related deaths. UNFPA Representative to Lesotho Marc Derveeuw said the country was working hard to reduce maternal related deaths by recently increasing skilled birth attendants by 23 per cent. Dr Derveeuw said this while handing over […]

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

700,000 Basotho Face Severe Hunger

The figure could increase to more than 700 000 by the time of the next harvest in 2020, according to a top United Nations (UN) official. The figure of those who will be needing food aid represents more than a quarter of Lesotho’s entire 2, 2 million population. In light of this reality, the UN […]

Linare Crowned Women Nation’s Champions

Linare Crowned Women Nation’s Champions

LINARE Cricket Club was on Sunday crowned the Women Nation’s Tournament champions after prevailing over Maseru Legends by three wickets in the final of the inaugural tournament at the Mabathoana High School Grounds. The Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) Media Liaison Officer, Clifford Molefe, hailed the tournament as a success with a high turnout by the […]

South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom launched what it said was Africa’s first commercial 5G internet service in Lesotho on Saturday, but said it would only be able to provide a similar service in its home market once spectrum was made available. A branch South African mobile communications provider Vodacom is show Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile operator […]

Women’s Group Petitions Government Over Gender-Based Violence

Women’s Group Petitions Government Over Gender-Based Violence

A WOMEN’S rights movement dubbed The Total shutdown yesterday staged a protest march to press the government to provide a one stop shop for justice for victims of gender-based violence. At least 50 women marched from the Maseru racecourse to Sefika sa Moshoeshoe in the central business district in solidarity with women from other regional […]

Fired For Getting Pregnant, Forced To Terminate It – The Ordeals Of Being A Female Soldier

Fired For Getting Pregnant, Forced To Terminate It – The Ordeals Of Being A Female Soldier

THREE female members of the Lesotho Defence Forces (LDF) who were forced to terminate their pregnancies to save their employment in 2014, this week said they were still traumatised by the experience that they endured. In 2014, the LDF introduced a standing order barring female soldiers from falling pregnant during their first five years of […]

#The Time Is Now : Lesotho Judges Strike A Blow Against Patriarchy

#The Time Is Now : Lesotho Judges Strike A Blow Against Patriarchy

In a Valentine’s Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country’s High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uniform – on pain of dismissal. The court’s decision, handed down on 14 […]

Women Should Seize Opportunities – Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane

Women Should Seize Opportunities – Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane

CENTRAL Bank Of Lesotho Governor, Retšelisitsoe Matlanyane, has called on women to stop holding back and aggressively push for success in the workplace, business as well leaving lasting legacies in their communities. Dr Matlanyane made the call during yesterday’s Women’s Month commemorations at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) in Roma. Women’s Month is celebrated […]

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