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Is SADC At Last Flexing Its Muscles in Lesotho?

[ISS] Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy, the regional body has failed to end the chronic instability in a tiny country that ought to be manageable. (AllAfrica)

Sahrawi President Sends a Congratulatory Message to Lesotho Kingdom Prime Minister On the Occasion of His Country's National Day

[SPS] Bir Lehlu -The President of the Republic, Brahim Gali sent a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, HE Tom Thabane on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence of the Kingdom of Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho to Direct Smallholders Towards Climate Smart Agriculture

[World Bank] Today, the World Bank approved a $10 million additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA)* to Lesotho's ongoing Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP). The added funds are aimed at increasing market output among smallholders in Lesotho's agriculture sector. (AllAfrica)

Journalists' Safety in Lesotho 'Under Threat' - Editors' Forum

[News24Wire] The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over the "condition and situation" of journalists in Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Maloi a Beacon of Hope Amid Lesotho's Eternal Turmoil

[CAJ News] Maseru -AGED only 23, Karabelo Maloi has lived through five coups, two parliamentary dissolutions and multiple assassination attempts on the life of successive heads of state. This mirrors the ignominy of Lesotho as one of the most volatile countries in the continent. "We are a country at a crossroads. I cannot remember a time when my daily life in Lesotho was not lived under a dark cloud of impending civil war," said Maloi. A dark cloud is hanging over the tiny Mountain Kingdom again following the assassination o (AllAfrica)

Another Massive Diamond Find for Letšeng

[Lesotho Times] LETSENG Diamonds this week announced the recovery of a 115-carat diamond, adding to the already impressive performance the mine has had during the first half of 2017. (AllAfrica)

ICT Contest Winners Crowned

[Lesotho Times] Machabeng College and Botho University were crowned the overall winners of the recent High School and Tertiary categories of the Links ICT competitions at Botho University in Maseru. (AllAfrica)

Kwes TV Off to 'Amazing' Start

[Lesotho Times] IN May this year, multi-platform broadcasting television network Kwes TV network marked its grand entrance into the Lesotho market with a glamorous gala event at 'Manthabiseng National Convention Centre where the who's who of the corporate world were in attendance. (AllAfrica)

Tourist Arrivals Increase By 10 Percent

[Lesotho Times] TOURIST arrivals in Lesotho increased by 10.5 percent to 1 196 214 visitors in 2016, up from 1 082 403 in 2015. (AllAfrica)

HIV/Aids Progress Commendable

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made progress in its efforts towards ending the AIDS epidemic as reflected in the preliminary results of the Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA). The results announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Monyane Moleleki on Tuesday, show that Lesotho is currently on track to achieving the 90-90-90 targets by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) by 2020. Launched in Australia in 2014, the targets mirror a fundamental shift in the world's approach to HIV treatment, movi (AllAfrica)

Cop Probed for Sexual Assault

[Lesotho Times] POLICE are investigating a case in which a female suspect was allegedly sexually assaulted in police custody by one of the police officers at Thamae Police Station on Monday evening. (AllAfrica)

Metsing Inciting Army - SADC

[Lesotho Times] A SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Double Troika fact-finding mission to Lesotho gathered that Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Mothetjoa Metsing was inciting soldiers and attempting to "make the country ungovernable". (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Makes Strides in HIV Fight

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has made huge strides in addressing the scourge of HIV and Aids with a recent study revealing that 90.2 percent of people living with HIV were now on antiretroviral (ARVs) treatment. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Instability Costs SADC Millions

[Lesotho Times] THE proposed Southern African Development Community (SADC) intervention in Lesotho to help end instability and prepare the stage for the implementation of a raft of security sector, constitutional and governance reforms is set to gobble at least M87 million, the Lesotho Times can reveal. (AllAfrica)

Community Prays for End to Famo Killings

[Lesotho Times] CIVIL society organizations last Sunday joined the Ribaneng community in Mafeteng district to pray for an end to famo-related killings that have so far claimed 63 lives in the district this year. (AllAfrica)

SADC Mission Makes Shock Findings

[Lesotho Times] THE government suspects that the alleged assassins of Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso, met two days before his fatal shooting at the residence of former army chief Lt-Gen Tlali Kamoli, according to an explosive report by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Double Troika fact-finding mission. (AllAfrica)

Bloc Queries Mokhosi Torture Claim

[Lesotho Times] A SOUTHERN African Development Community (SADC) Ministerial Double Troika fact-finding mission to Lesotho has poured cold water on former Defence minister Tseliso Mokhosi's claims of police torture, saying there was no evidence to back up the allegation. (AllAfrica)

New Website Equips Youths On Sexual Health

[Lesotho Times] YOUNG people's access to sexual and reproductive health information is critical to winning the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Court of Appeal Sitting in Limbo

[Lesotho Times] THE scheduled sitting of the second session of the Court of Appeal next month hangs in the balance in light of a pending legal challenge to the swearing-in of Justice Kananelo Mosito as president of the apex court. (AllAfrica)

Standard Bank Assists Orphanage

[Lesotho Times] The St Andrew orphanage in Motsekuoa in the Mafeteng District has completed the construction of a learning centre and office building courtesy of funding from Standard Lesotho Bank and other donors. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Lioli Face LCS in Independence Cup

[Lesotho Times] DEFENDING champions, Lioli, will have to negotiate a tricky semi-final tie against LCS in their quest to retain the Independence Cup they won last year by edging Matlama 1-0. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Matela Aware of Big Expectations At Matlama

[Lesotho Times] NEWLY-APPOINTED Matlama coach, Mosito 'Careca' Matela says he is aware that coaching the country's most decorated club comes with huge expectations from the fans, and he had come to help the team to "discover their best form and become a force to be reckoned with again". (AllAfrica)

Why SA Gospel Star Was 'Assaulted'

[Lesotho Times] KHUBETSOANA Area Chief Hlathe Majara has rubbished South African Gospel star Sechaba Pali's claim that he was attacked by his men with sticks and knobkerries last Friday. (AllAfrica)

Ultimate FM Appeals to Corporate Sector

[Lesotho Times] ULTIMATE FM has called on companies and the media to support the Ultimate Music Awards, saying they are meant to benefit the local music fraternity and not the government-owned radio station. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Kick4life Seek Redemption

[Lesotho Times] KICK4LIFE will be looking to bounce back from last week 1-3 loss to Lioli when they host high flying LCS in an Econet Premier League match at the LCS Ground on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Sport and Recreation Commission to Manage Races

[Lesotho Times] THE Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation (MGYSR) has transferred to the Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission (LSRC) the task of managing some of its sporting events like the Royal Horse and Road Races as well as the High Altitude Summer Marathon. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Econet Boss Cleared of Fraud

[Lesotho Times] ECONET Telecom Lesotho (ETL) former Risk Manager, Tseko Molelekoa, is a relieved man, adding he can finally rebuild his life after he was cleared this week by the Maseru Magistrate Court of defrauding the telecommunications giant of M1 million worth of airtime. (AllAfrica)

Soccer - Matlama Finally Win

[Lesotho Times] FORMER premier league champions, Matlama, finally remembered how to win when they beat Sky Battalion 1-0 courtesy of new acquisition Nzenze Nkulu's strike. (AllAfrica)

Letofe Honours Jazz Muso Leepa

[Lesotho Times] THE family of the late Afro Jazz pioneer, Frank Leepa, have expressed their joy over the Lesotho Tourism Festival's (LETOFE) decision to hold its 12th edition in his honour. (AllAfrica)

Officer Denies Khetheng Murder Charge

[Lesotho Times] SUSPENDED police officer, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Thabo Tsukulu, has denied accusations that he was part of the conspiracy to kill Police Constable (PC) Mokalekale Khetheng in March last year. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Slammed for Shutting Down 'Anti-Govt' Radio Station - Report

[News24Wire] Lesotho's government has reportedly defended its decision to shut down a privately owned radio station that is seen as being anti-government. (AllAfrica)