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Rethinking SADC Borders - the Case of Lesotho

[Daily Maverick] Instead of endless mediation for reforms, should SADC and the AU consider a referendum to give all the people a voice to decide whether Lesotho's borders should be opened to allow free trade, education and healthcare for the masses? (AllAfrica)

Chinese Business Tycoon Reveals How He Helped Fund Politicians in Lesotho

[Daily Maverick] Lesotho-based Chinese business tycoon Yan Xie has lifted the lid on his extensive generosity to Lesotho's political elite, saying that he helped fund Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's lavish wedding in 2017 and has donated money to 'almost every party in the country'. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Namibia Thrash Lesotho

[Namibian] NAMIBIA maintained their unbeaten run at the ICC T20 Africa Region C qualifying tournament in Gaborone with another crushing win against Lesotho on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Stars Camp in SA for Lesotho Tie

[Daily News] TAIFA Stars w ill pitch a tw o-w eek camp in South Africa prior to their AFCON game against Lesotho, the Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Harrison Mw akyembe confirmed yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Time to Overhaul Lesotho's Colonial-Era Laws

[Legalbrief] This is a story that begins with a divorce: in 1991 the marriage of Sello Matete and his first wife, 'Malebina Matete, ended. (AllAfrica)

Eleven Talking Points From the Uganda-Lesotho Game

[Monitor] Okwi's left foot (AllAfrica)

The Tangled Web of the Lesotho Wool War

[Daily Maverick] A spiralling war between the Lesotho government and the country's 37,000 wool and mohair farmers took an alarming new turn last week with the arrest of their association's outspoken frontman. (AllAfrica)

The Chinese Embassy in Lesotho Holds Reception in Celebration of 69th Anniversary of Founding of the People's Republic of China

[Focac] Mr. Song Changqing indicated in his remarks that 69 years ago, the Chinese people, having gone through more than 100 years of hard struggle, finally witnessed the rebirth of their nation and embarked on a glorious journey for dignity, prosperity and strength. Looking back the 69 years since the founding of the People's Republic, especially the 40 years of Reform and Opening-up, the fundamental reason for China's achievements is that China has found a development path suited to her own national conditions, (AllAfrica)

Cleaner Accuses Lesotho Police of Corruption, Abuse and Collusion in Vigilante Justice

[Daily Maverick] A Mosotho cleaner has accused a Lesotho policeman of accepting a bribe and complicity in a bizarre case of vigilante justice, in which she was arrested, allegedly beaten and handed over to a South African couple who claimed she had stolen money from them. By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane. (AllAfrica)

Home Affairs Official Told 86-Year-Old 'To Go Back to Lesotho'

[GroundUp] An 86-year-old woman did not have access to her pension for three months because she lost her ID document and SASSA card and could not get new ones. When she went to the Home Affairs office in Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, an official told her "to go back to Lesotho". (AllAfrica)

Embrace Migrants, Value Their Contributions, Urges Lesotho Prime Minister At UN Assembly

[UN News] Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Lesotho highlighted the opportunities offered by migration and called on the international community to adhere to the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. (AllAfrica)

Abortion - SA Must Speak Up

[Gender Links] Maseru -"I woke up this morning and a nurse told me that I have been I a comma since I came in," says Ntsoaki* from her bed in Lesotho's only referral hospital. "I don't know where I will go when I leave the hospital. I do not have money to pay and I do not have any clothes with me. I was not trying to abort the baby, I was trying to commit suicide using rat poison because my boyfriend did not want the baby and my mother said she could not support us. Unfortunately for me I survived and only my baby died." (AllAfrica)

Political Infighting Endangers SADC's Hard Work in Lesotho

[ISS] Infighting in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party could scupper Lesotho's reconciliation and political reform process. This after political parties had agreed at a national leadership forum in Maseru last month to finally meet to discuss ways forward. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Plagued by Infighting - PM

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister and All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane has warned that the strife-torn party is "drifting towards hatred, killings and corruption". (AllAfrica)

PM Says China Has Shown Commitment to African Development

[Focac] Maseru -The upcoming summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is a clear demonstration of China's commitment to the development and welfare of the African continent, Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Motsoahae Thabane has said. (AllAfrica)

Basotho Urged to Learn Chinese

[Lesotho Times] THE Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho Sun Xianghua has encouraged more Basotho to learn Mandarin to ensure that they complement the China-Lesotho relations which have reached an all-time high. (AllAfrica)

SADC Troops to Go

[Lesotho Times] REGIONAL leaders reportedly turned down Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's request for an extension of the SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho's (SAPMIL) tenure in Lesotho by a further three months. (AllAfrica)

Rape Accused Ex-Minister Remanded to September

[Lesotho Times] FORMER minister of Law, Mootsi Lehata was this week remanded to 21 September 2018 when he appeared at the Maseru Magistrates' Court to answer to charges of rape. (AllAfrica)

Mojakhomo Remanded in Thabane Fraud Case

[Lesotho Times] THABANG Mojakhomo, who stands accused of defrauding First Lady 'Maesaiah Thabane's Trust Fund of M65 000, was on Monday remanded to 17 September this year by Magistrate Monyake Hlabanyane. (AllAfrica)

No Going Back On Reforms - Thabane

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane says the National Leaders Forum will go ahead today as planned with presidents Hage Geingob (Namibia) and Edgar Lungu (Zambia) expected to attend on behalf of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC). (AllAfrica)

Letseng Makes Another Massive Diamond Find

[Lesotho Times] LETSENG Diamonds continued with its impressive performance of recovering high quality diamonds, with the latest find being a 138-carat top white colour Type IIa diamond from its mine in Mokhotlong. (AllAfrica)

SADC Troops to Leave

[Lesotho Times] SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) soldiers are now set to leave Lesotho after regional leaders rejected Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's bid to extend their mandate by a further three months. (AllAfrica)

Slow Progress in Lesotho Worries SADC

[Botswana Daily News] Windhoek -Southern African Development Community (SADC) executive secretary, Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax says the slow progress on the implementation of the reforms roadmap and national dialogue in the Kingdom of Lesotho is a concern to fellow member states. (AllAfrica)

Region Unhappy With Lesotho's Reforms

[Lesotho Times] THE government is tomorrow expected to table a progress report at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Windhoek, Namibia amid indications that the regional body is increasingly impatient with the slow pace of implementing multi-sector reforms. (AllAfrica)

Dealers Want Diamond Trading Decriminalised

[Lesotho Times] LOCAL diamond dealers have called on the government to permit diamond trading while it works on reforming relevant trading laws. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Fires Maliehe

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane has sacked Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister, Motlohi Maliehe, the third such dismissal this year. (AllAfrica)

State House Used to Plot My Death - Maliehe

[Lesotho Times] Fired cabinet minister and chairman of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC), Motlohi Maliehe, has made sensational claims that State House, the prime minister's official residence in Maseru, was used as a secret venue by a group of party stalwarts who plotted to assassinate him. (AllAfrica)

Govt Speaks On SADC Facilitation

[Lesotho Times] FOREIGN Affairs minister Lesogo Magkothi has said that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's delay in appointing the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitators to Lesotho has compromised the country's chances of meeting a SADC deadline to have fully implemented constitutional and security sector reforms by May 2019. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Authorities Accuse Moafrika FM of Incitement for Critical Reports

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Lesotho should immediately withdraw a baseless complaint of incitement against the privately owned MoAfrika FM radio station and cease trying to intimidate critical journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Chief Justice Moseneke, Delegation Arrive in Lesotho

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The newly appointed leader of the Mediation Team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitation to Lesotho, former South African (SA) Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke and his delegation met His Majesty King Letsie III at the Royal Palace in Maseru on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa Conference Ends

[Kingdom of Lesotho] As the 12th Stop Cervical, Breast and Prostate Cancer in Africa (SCCA) Conference came to an end on Wednesday, Basotho showed interest in testing for cancer so to know their status. (AllAfrica)