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Metsing's Last Stand! Is Anybody Paying Attention?

[Lesotho Times] A FEW years ago, Mothetjoa Metsing, Deputy Prime Minister in all previous coalition governments in Lesotho, seemed untouchable. At the domestic level, his security detail was made up of fierce looking heavily armed soldiers who not only carried heavy guns but also had grenades as part of their weapons repertoire. At the regional level, Mr Metsing was the face of the past regimes, whose leaders largely did not engage with the country's regional partners. It is not surprising that he seemed to have had the e (AllAfrica)

Grapefruit Gets Warm Reception

[Lesotho Times] BUDDING Lesotho film director, Ts'episo Mahase says, her biggest vision for Lesotho's film industry is to see the local filmmakers putting together their unique ideas into motion and telling stories from their local perspective. (AllAfrica)

Diamonds Can Change Lesotho

[Lesotho Times] THERE is every reason to believe that with the fledgling diamond mining operations, Lesotho could be on the verge of considerable economic growth. For that to happen all the stakeholders - from government, mining companies to the affected communities must play their part. (AllAfrica)

Adventure Seekers Explore Machache

[Lesotho Times] ADVENTURE seekers will get an opportunity to explore and experience the magnificent Machache Mountain range and the spellbinding Qiloane falls on 17 February, at the annual Machache-Qiloane Falls Hiking event to be held in Setibing, Maseru. (AllAfrica)

The Plot to Derail Reforms

[Lesotho Times] I HAVE always suspected that the Opposition has no intention of embarking in good faith on the reforms route that all people of goodwill in this country are looking forward to and are dedicated to ensuring will get this country out of the chaos we find ourselves in. I did not have to wait for long and my answer came handily in the form of a letter written by Mothetjoa Metsing to, among others, the President of South Africa Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Co (AllAfrica)

Open Letter to Letsoela and Matobakele

[Lesotho Times] Accept my sincere congratulations over your well-deserved and merited appointments to the command of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) as commander and deputy respectively. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Sends Team to Learn From Dar On Roads

[Daily News] A delegation of seven people from the Kingdom of Lesotho's Ministry of Public Works and Transport has come to Tanzania for a five-day study tour on output and performance-based contracting for road rehabilitation and maintenance. (AllAfrica)

PAC Grills Finance

[Kingdom of Lesotho] Maladministration of Old Age Pension Scheme was top of the agenda at the Public Account Committee meeting with representatives from the Ministry of Finance held at the Parliament premises on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Electricity Companies of Mozambique Sells Electricity to Lesotho

[AIM] Maputo -The electricity companies of Mozambique and Lesotho, EDM and LEC, signed an agreement in Maputo last Thursday, under which EDM is contracted to sell LEC between 10 and 30 megawatts of power between January and December. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets With Chinese Experts

[Focac] On 22 January 2018, Hon. Lesego Makhothi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations of Lesotho, met with the 6-member Chinese Experts Technical Team deployed by the Ministry of Commerce of China. H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China, Economic Counsellor Mr. Ma Guoliang of the Chinese Embassy, and senior government officials from relevant Ministries of the Lesotho government also attended the meeting. (AllAfrica)

PM in Addis Ababa for AU Summit

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Prime Minister, Dr Motsoahae Thabane is currently among the African leaders attending the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). (AllAfrica)

Phatšoane Dreams of Officiating At the World Cup

[Lesotho Times] SOCCER referee, Souru Phatsoane, who is among 39 match officials at the ongoing 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco says he is on track to becoming the first Mosotho to officiate at the African Nations Cup (AFCON) and World Cup. (AllAfrica)

Econet Awards Up for Grabs

[Lesotho Times] THE Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) and its sponsors, Econet Telecom Lesotho, will tomorrow reward outstanding players and coaches for the months of October and November 2017 at a ceremony to be held at Bambatha Tsita Sports Arena in Maseru. (AllAfrica)

Free Your Minds, Basotho Urged

[Lesotho Times] THE public have been urged to embrace their African culture and identity in order to liberate themselves from the mental bondage that was brought on western colonisation. (AllAfrica)

War of Words Over Local Soapie

[Lesotho Times] THE former cast of Our Times comprising of 32 actors have pleaded with Communications minister, Joang Molapo, to bar the airing of local soap opera on national television until their 'payment dispute' with the show's producer, Motheea Mpharoane, are resolved. (AllAfrica)

Giant Diamond Found in Lesotho

[Deutsche Welle] One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million. (AllAfrica)

Mining Bill Falls Short - Lawyer

[Lesotho Times] The government is currently reviewing the country's mining legislation in order to ensure that these laws enable the mining sector to significantly contribute to the country's socio economic development. (AllAfrica)

In Anticipation of a Better 2018 Focus

[Lesotho Times] Time sets its own pace. Talks: either about talks or reforms, have their timing set by humans. The later have a potential to drift into the future if planners and key actors so wish or are not adequately/properly focused. There is a call of duty for patriots to continuously remind all about what is of public interest. Time never waits. The next election is already on the horizon: five years is too brief for our unstable Kingdom. Meanwhile suggestions/ideas for this voyage of rediscovery will continue to po (AllAfrica)

Govt Identifies Drivers of Development Plan

[Lesotho Times] THE government of Lesotho has identified manufacturing, tourism, technology and agriculture as the four pillars that will drive economic growth under the second National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II). (AllAfrica)

ConCourt to Hear Mokhothu Case

[Lesotho Times] THE Constitutional Court will convene on Monday 15 January, to hear a case in which the deputy leader of the Democratic Congress (DC), Mathibeli Mokhothu is fighting to keep benefits as official leader of opposition in the National Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Independent Quality Assurance Needed

[Lesotho Times] The physical quality and appearance of water can affect its acceptability to consumers and plunge communities into crisis. Because safe water plays a pivotal role in ensuring human health and wellbeing, its accessibility, sustainability of supplies and quality is of paramount importance. (AllAfrica)

President Gets Message From Lesotho Prime Minister

[ANGOP] Luanda -A message from the Prime Minister of Lesotho was delivered on Thursday in Luanda by the country's chief of diplomacy, Lesego Makgothi, to the President of the Republic, Joo Loureno. (AllAfrica)

Makhooane Signs for Matlama

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO international Kananelo Makhooane who last year put his football career on hold to focus on his studies in China is raring to return to action after signing a short term contract with his home team, Matlama. (AllAfrica)

‎Lawyer Who Spearheaded Lagos Hijab Case Is Dead

[Premium Times] The lawyer who was at the forefront of the fight to reinstate the use of hijab in public schools in Lagos State has died. (AllAfrica)

Reforms to Top Govt's 2018 Agenda

[Lesotho Times] THE envisaged multi-sectoral reforms will top the government's priority list for 2018 and will be implemented "whether the opposition likes it or not". (AllAfrica)

Spotlight On Urban Planning

[Lesotho Times] INCREASING urban populations need to be harnessed for economic development through structured settlements to prevent vulnerabilities to disease outbreaks and man-made disasters. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho Mr. Sun Xianghua Attends Donation Ceremony With Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Thabane

[Focac] On 14 December 2017, H. E. Dr. Sun Xianghua attended the hand-over ceremony of medical equipments and medicines donation by the 12th Chinese Medical Team and the Jo-Jo water tanks donation by the China-Lesotho People to People Friendship Action Fund (CLPPFAF). (AllAfrica)

Mahaos Take On Mosisili, Metsing

[Lesotho Times] THE family of slain former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lieutenant-General Maaparankoe Mahao wants former premier Pakalitha Mosisili and others to compensate them for his 25 June 2015 assassination by his erstwhile army colleagues. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho - Angolan Defense Minister Visits Maseru

[ANGOP] Maseru -The Angolan minister of National Defense, Salviano de Jesus Sequeira, arrived in Maseru, Lesotho on Thursday for a 24-hour visit during which he should maintain contact with the military staff of the SADC Prevention Mission for this country (SAPMIL). (AllAfrica)

Lesotho - Angolan President Sends Message to SADC Troops

[ANGOP] Maseru -A message of congratulation and exhortation from the Angolan President, Joo Lourenco, on the occasion of the festive season, was transmitted Thursday to the Angolan troops of the SADC Prevention Mission to Lesotho (SAPMIL). (AllAfrica)

Home Affairs Extends Working Hours

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended working hours in its departments of the Immigration Services, Passport Services and the National Identity and Civil Registry (NICR) in an effort to offer services to Basotho. (AllAfrica)