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Victory for Media As Court Vindicates Editor

[SALC] Maseru -On Monday 21 May 2018, the Lesotho High Court (sitting as a Constitutional Court), in a unanimous judgment declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional with retrospective effect. (AllAfrica)

'Army Will Quash Indiscipline'

[Lesotho Times] The government says the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) command will deal decisively with indiscipline within the ranks of the LDF. (AllAfrica)

Basotho Call for Dual Citizenship, Union With SA

[Lesotho Times] THE majority of Basotho want Lesotho to establish a union with South Africa, a leading research institute has found. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Government Announces Start of State Reform

[ANGOP] Maseru -Lesotho's Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane has announced the formal start of the reform process recommended by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to overcome the political crisis that the country faces. (AllAfrica)

ABC Must Deal With the Elephant in the Room

[Lesotho Times] HISTORY is littered with so many examples of once iconic political movements or parties that eventually imploded into complete ignominy. Take for instance the example of once gigantic parties like KANU in Kenya - the party of Mzee Jomo Kenyatta; the once formidable UNIP in Zambia and its successor the MMD; the MCP of Kamuzu Banda in Malawi and many others. These parties once held sway before meeting their tragic Waterloos. (AllAfrica)

From Tsoanelo Mokhahlane in Maseru, Lesotho

[CAJ News] Maseru -LESOTHO is making the most of technology to curb the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which kills thousands per year. (AllAfrica)

Justice for Mahao, No to TRC

[Lesotho Times] THREE years down the line the death of Maaparankoe Mahao the slain former Lieutenant - General of the Lesotho Defence Force still instils in me a cocktail of emotions. (AllAfrica)

Final Communique On Visit of Prime Minister of Lesotho to Sudan Issued

[SNA] Khartoum -The final communique on the visit of the Prime Minister of Kingdom of Lesotho, Motsoahae Thomas, to Sudan during May 6 - 8 was issued here Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan and Lesotho Sign Memos of Understanding

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President and the National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, and his Lesotho counterpart witnessedTuesday at the Republican Palace the signing of memos of understanding between Sudan and Lesotho in the fields off political consultation and social development. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Prime Minister Concludes Visit to Sudan

[SNA] Khartoum -Lesotho Prime Minister, Thomas Motsoahae, on Tuesday concluded a several days official visit to the Sudan during which he held talks with officials on bilateral relations and means of cementing cooperation between the two nations. (AllAfrica)

Home Affairs On Power Outage At Maseru Port of Entry

[Govt of SA] The Department of Home Affairs wishes to confirm that the Maseru Port of Entry is experiencing a power outage. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Endorses Botswana Candidate

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Lesotho has endorsed Botswana's candidate, Dr Phenyo Butale, for the next Pan African Parliament (PAP) president. (AllAfrica)

The Chinese Embassy, Lesotho Govt Hold Hand-Over Ceremony of the Emergency Food Aid From China to Lesotho

[Focac] On 19 April 2018, H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China to Lesotho, attended the hand-over ceremony of the emergency food Aid from China to Lesotho and signed the hand-over certificate with Hon. Halebonoe Sets'abi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations on behalf of each other's government. Roughly 40 people attended the ceremony, including Hon. Temeki Phoenix Ts'olo, Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, Principal Secretaries, directors of different departments, and journal (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Visit Fruitful - President Masisi

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi says the visit to Lesotho was fruitful and has afforded Botswana and Lesotho opportunity to renew bonds of friendship. (AllAfrica)

Breakthrough for Cancer Patients

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO has spent billions of maloti towards cancer treatment for patients in foreign hospitals but the rate of Basotho dying due to delays in getting treatment keeps rising. This has led to the government to push for the establishment of its own cancer centre with the assistance of India. The Lesotho Times' Keiso Mohloboli (LT) spoke to the Minister of Health, Nkaku Kabi (Mr Kabi), on the collaboration between Lesotho and India which will result in hundreds accessing specialised treatment in the Asian cou (AllAfrica)

Judgement Reserved in Chieftainess' Case

[Lesotho Times] ACTING High Court judge, Justice Moroke Mokhesi, on Monday reserved a judgment in the case in which the Principal Chieftainess, Pontso Mathealira, is challenging her 15 year suspension from office. (AllAfrica)

Blow for Reproductive Health Sector

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S reproductive health sector has been dealt a body blow after some of its key players suspended operations due to lack of funding. (AllAfrica)

Gender Equality Remains Elusive 25 Years After Beijing

[Lesotho Times] ALMOST a quarter of a century has passed since the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference which came up with landmark decisions aimed at achieving equality between men and women but Lesotho still has so much distance to cover to eliminate gender disparities. (AllAfrica)

President Masisi Visits Lesotho

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi will today (April 30) leave for Lesotho to meet with his counterpart, King Letsie III. (AllAfrica)

'We Need All Hands On the Deck to Succeed'

[Lesotho Times] NOTHING beats spending a cold, rainy morning over a steamy cup of coffee with a wonder-politician who dreamt it and had it all. (AllAfrica)

College, Students Conned

[Lesotho Times] DONA@BALOS Chef and Hospitality School, is in dire straits after it lost M845 000 worth of school fees to an alleged fraudster who conned the administration into signing a fake Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for scholarships. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho, Madagascar, DRC - SADC Expresses Concern, Dispatches Emissaries

[Cameroon Tribune] Heads of State from the regional bloc met in the Angolan capital, Luanda, on April 24, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Angola - Lesotho Prime Minister Leaves Luanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Prime minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane left Luanda (Angola) Wednesday after attending the SADC Double Troika Extraordinary Summit held on April 24 in this country's capital. (AllAfrica)

SADC Chair Ramaphosa Speaks On Zim, Lesotho, Madagascar, DRC

[News24Wire] Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed satisfaction that peace and security are being consolidated in the region. (AllAfrica)

Angolan President Praises Unfolding Situation in DRC, Lesotho

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State João Lourenço believes that the steps taken in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Lesotho can contribute to the political, confidence and stability of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Former U.S. Presidents to Visit Lesotho

[Lesotho Times] Three former presidents of the United States, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barrack Obama are due in the country in July for a policy dialogue which is expected to lead to the construction of a facility for the treatment of cancer patients in the country. (AllAfrica)

Govt Probes Victoria Hotel

[Lesotho Times] The government has resolved to probe the operations of Victoria Hotel in Maseru amid revelations that the operator who is leasing the facility for a song has not been paying rent and taxes on the government-owned property for almost a decade. (AllAfrica)

Ministers in Bitter Fight

[Lesotho Times] A nasty war of words has erupted between Trade and Industry Minister Tefo Mapesela, and his counterpart at mining, Keketso Sello. (AllAfrica)

Lawyers Threaten Lawsuit On Foreign Judges

[Lesotho Times] The lawyers representing the murder-accused former army commander, Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli and other soldiers on Tuesday threatened to file a constitutional application to oppose the recruitment of foreign judges to try the cases involving members of the country's security agencies. (AllAfrica)

Indian Doctors Visit

[Lesotho Times] A team of doctors from Apollo Hospital, in India visited the country this week to assist the government in its fight against non-communicable diseases like cancer and kidney ailments. (AllAfrica)

Lawyer Accuses Embattled Firm Director of Death Threats

[Lesotho Times] A prominent lawyer, Advocate Qhalehang Letsika, one of the provisional liquidators of the embattled MKM Star Lion Group estate has accused the company's director, Simon Thebe-ea-Khale, and three creditors of threatening to kill representatives of two local companies that bought MKM buildings at an auction in February 2017. (AllAfrica)