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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)

Not Enough Done to Address Cancer

[Kingdom of Lesotho] His Majesty King Letsie III says he is visited by a sense of guilt that Lesotho is not doing enough to address the scourge of cancer. (AllAfrica)

Govt Emulates Botswana's Diamond Model

[Lesotho Times] The government is planning to benchmark the local diamond industry against the Botswana model to ensure that there is value added to gems before they are sold. (AllAfrica)

Leuta Steps Aside From Premier League

[Lesotho Times] Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) chairman John Leuta says he is stepping aside from his post and will not stand for re-election in the 17 August 2018 polls. (AllAfrica)

Premier League Season Dates Announced

[Lesotho Times] The Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) has finally announced the dates for the commencement of the 2018/19 Premier League season after lengthy delays. (AllAfrica)

Car Dealers Adhere to Govt Directive On Showrooms

[Lesotho Times] Local car dealers have largely adhered to government's directive to erect standardised showrooms and shelters to stock their vehicles. (AllAfrica)

Support Our Players and Be Patient - Notši

[Lesotho Times] Leslie Notsi is one of a few local coaches who has coached all the male national soccer teams starting from the under-17 up to Likuena. He was recently appointed the technical director of the Lesotho Football Association (LeFA). In this wide ranging interview, the 53-year-old talks to the Lesotho Times' (LT) Mikia Kalati about his long coaching journey which includes spells in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

National Leaders' Forum Postponed

[Lesotho Times] THE National Leaders' Forum that had been scheduled to start today has been postponed to a later date amid threats of a boycott by opposition political parties. (AllAfrica)

Brace for Fresh Elections-Mosisili

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has told his Democratic Congress (DC) party supporters to prepare for fresh elections, saying this time they must vote in large numbers to reverse the party's defeat in last year's polls. (AllAfrica)

Another Diamond Recovery At Mothae

[Lesotho Times] LUCAPA Diamond Company Limited this week reported the recovery of an 11, 88 carat diamond from its bulk sampling programme at its Mothae Mine as limited mining continues ahead of the commencement of full scale mining operations. (AllAfrica)

Thabane, Mosisili Meet Over Reforms

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane yesterday held a closed meeting with his predecessor, Pakalitha Mosisili to discuss the implementation of the multi-sector reforms. (AllAfrica)

Women's Group Petitions Govt Over Gender-Based Violence

[Lesotho Times] 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. (AllAfrica)

Chiefs Donate to Ribaneng Accident Victims

[Lesotho Times] FOUR Principal Chiefs this week donated M14200 worth of groceries to the families of horrific car accident which claimed 16 lives in Ribaneng in the Mafeteng district in June this year. (AllAfrica)

LMPS Lack of Resources Worries Chinese Embassy

[Lesotho Times] THE Chinese Embassy says it is worried by the Lesotho Mounted Police Service's lack of resources that has compromised the security of their citizens. (AllAfrica)