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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 […]

African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital, which costs U.S. $67 million a year to run, representing half of the country’s meagre health budget. The project, which the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation helped design, is a result of a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement between the Lesotho government and a South African […]

Lesotho: Newspaper Editor Shot By Unknown Assailants

Lesotho: Newspaper Editor Shot By Unknown Assailants

The editor of an independent Lesotho newspaper is fighting for his life after being shot at the weekend in the latest attempt on the life of a perceived opponent of the government. The Lesotho Times announced that its editor, Lloyd Mutungamiri, was shot at his home in Maseru. The Southern African Human Rights Defenders Network […]