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Soldiers Charged With Army Commander's Murder

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -EIGHT soldiers appeared in court yesterday over the June 2015 killing of former army commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in a major breakthrough over a case that plunged the Lesotho into crisis and prompted a spirited regional intervention effort. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers Arrested Over Editor's Shooting

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -Four soldiers have been arrested in connection with the near fatal shooting of Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri in July last year in an operation the police say was authorized by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). (AllAfrica)

Closure for Families of Mohale Trio

[Lesotho Times] THE remains of the three men killed by Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) officers and thrown into Mohale dam in May this year were retrieved on Monday following a search that started last month. (AllAfrica)

How the Gupta Family Hijacked (And Then Lost) a Lesotho Diamond Mine

[Daily Maverick] In August 2014 Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane appointed Atul Gupta as an "economic investment envoy". Thabane said ANC President Jacob Zuma had introduced him to the Gupta family and he had enlisted them "to help scout for investment" for the country. Now new evidence is emerging that the main "investment" the Guptas were touting - apart from in Thabane himself - was their takeover of a Lesotho diamond mine. By AMABHUNGANE, MNN CENTRE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM and SCORPIO. (AllAfrica)

SADC Contingent Force From Zambia Arrives in Lesotho

[Kingdom of Lesotho] Part of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Contingent force specifically from Zambia arrived in the country on Saturday night and was welcomed by the top officials of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). (AllAfrica)

South Africa U20 Wallop Lesotho U20 in Cosafa Cup Preparations

[SAFA] The Burger King-sponsored South African Men's U20 National Team, beat the Lesotho U- 20 team 5-0 in their second friendly match on Sunday morning, 26 November 2017 in Maputsoe, Lesotho, as they continue preparing for the COSAFA U-20 Championships. (AllAfrica)

SADC Standby Force Deployment Delayed

[Lesotho Times] THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) standby force is now expected to arrive in Lesotho on Saturday amid indications that the postponement was due to the fact that Lesotho was not completed preparations to host them. (AllAfrica)

Olympic Scholarship Boost for Local Athletes

[Lesotho Times] SIX of the country's top athletes have been handed a huge boost after receiving Olympic Solidarity scholarships which will enable them to adequately prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (AllAfrica)

Netball Boss to Step Down

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Netball Association (LNA) president, Moipone Mashale, will step down from the helm of the association when her second term ends next year. (AllAfrica)

Economy Set to Grow 3%

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO is expected to register three percent economic growth in the current fiscal year. (AllAfrica)

SADC Deployment Should Not Be Delayed Anymore

[Lesotho Times] ELSEWHERE in this edition, we carry a report by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) about the missing arms of war from the armouries of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) and the Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS). (AllAfrica)

Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children

[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition. (AllAfrica)

Vodacom Unveils R80 Million Building in Lesotho

[CAJ News] Maseru -MOBILE operator, Vodacom, has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho at a cost of R80 million (US$5,76 million). (AllAfrica)

All Set for 'Biggest Braai Festival'

[Lesotho Times] ALL is set for the second annual Maletsunyane Braai Festival which will be held in the vicinity of the majestic Maletsunyane Falls in Semonkong from Saturday to Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Did Lesotho Ask Prophet Bushiri to Invest in Energy?

[Nyasa Times] A seven men strong delegation from Lesotho, led by deputy prime minister Monyane Moleleki, paid a curtesy call to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri on Monday where, among other important issues, they courted him to invest in their country, especially in the struggling energy sector. (AllAfrica)

Mosisili Hits Back At Critics

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili says he has no need to misrepresent to the world that he is premier as he enjoyed a lengthy stay in that position which no one can match at the moment. (AllAfrica)

DC Takes Parly Fight to Court

[Lesotho Times] THE Democratic Congress (DC) and two other opposition parties have made good on their vow to challenge in court National Assembly Speaker Sephiri Motanyane's decision to thwart their bid to be regarded as the official opposition in the august house. (AllAfrica)

Kamoli's Subpoena Bid Flops

[Lesotho Times] A DESPERATE bid to get bail for former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, led his lawyer Advocate Letuka Molati to flout court procedures by subpoenaing high-profile witnesses that include Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Defence Force Speaks On Assassination Plot Claim

[Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) says an allegation that the agency hatched a plan to assassinate Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) Director, Tsikoane Peshoane, is patently false. (AllAfrica)

First Lady Hosts Diabetes Campaign

[Lesotho Times] THE First Lady, Maesaiah Thabane, through the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund will host a diabetes education campaign in Moshoeshoe 1 statue in Maseru on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Farmers Up in Arms Over Dairy Board

[Lesotho Times] MAAPARAKOBO Dairy Farmers have called on the government to immediately dissolve the Lesotho National Dairy Board (LNDB), arguing that it was not serving the interests of the local farmers. (AllAfrica)

LNDC Rocked By Severance Pay Row

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO National Development Corporation (LNDC) staff are at loggerheads with management over a combined M4 million severance package they should have received after being exempted from making severance pay contributions by the Department of Labour in May this year. (AllAfrica)

Mohale Search Operations Resume

[Lesotho Times] OPERATIONS for the search of the remains of the three men believed to have been killed by some army officers before their bodies were dumped into the Mohale Dam, resumed on Tuesday morning. (AllAfrica)

Chief Seeiso Sworn in As Senator

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Principal Chief of Matsieng, Chief Seeiso Bereng Seeiso has on Tuesday sworn in as Senator of the Tenth Parliament during the second meeting of the First Session. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Warns Mosisili

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane has declared Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) leader, Mothetjoa Metsing, a "fugitive from justice" while issuing a stern warning to his predecessor Pakalitha Mosisili to desist from "destabilizing" the current coalition government or risk severe consequences. (AllAfrica)

Date Set for Kamoli Bail Hearing

[Lesotho Times] THE High Court will next Tuesday hear a bail application by murder-accused former army commander, Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli, who has been languishing in custody at the Maseru Maximum Security Prison since last month. (AllAfrica)

SADC Force Planning Team Jets in

[Lesotho Times] A TEAM consisting of representatives of the seven Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries sending troops to Lesotho on 20 November 2017 arrived in the country yesterday to finalise the logistics of their deployment. (AllAfrica)

Four Soldiers Charged With Murders

[Lesotho Times] FOUR Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) members have been charged with murdering three men in April 2012 around Ha Motanyane and Matholeng by the Mafeteng Magistrate's Court. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Times Staffers Shine At Awards

[Lesotho Times] THEY came they saw, they dazzled and conquered! (AllAfrica)

Police Quiz Mokaloba

[Lesotho Times] THE police have quizzed Brigadier Ramanka Mokaloba over a number of unresolved crimes the agency is investigating such as the 27 January 2014 simultaneous bombings of three Maseru residences and 30 August 2014 killing of Sub-Inspector Mokheseng Ramahloko. (AllAfrica)

Opposition MPs Walk Out of Parly

[Lesotho Times] OPPOSITION legislators walked out of parliament on Wednesday in protest over the expulsion of two Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) proportional representation legislators, 'Malerato Thamae and 'Mathethiwe Senekale who were accused of interfering with parliamentary proceedings. (AllAfrica)