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Prince Harry On Private Work Visit to Lesotho and Botswana

[News24Wire] Prince Harry is in Lesotho for a private visit. (AllAfrica)

EU, Govt in Talks Over Foreign Judges

[Lesotho Times] THE government and the European Union (EU) are in talks over possible EU assistance to enable Lesotho to engage foreign judges by September this year, the Lesotho Times has established. (AllAfrica)

Minister Refutes Claims of Interests in Kao Mine

[Lesotho Times] MINING Minister Keketso Sello has reacted angrily to allegations that he has interests in the troubled Kao Mine and he is protecting the mine from parliamentary scrutiny and censure for its alleged failure to compensate villagers for relocation from their homes to pave way for the mine as well as the failure to give them jobs. (AllAfrica)

Date Set for Police Officers' Murder Trial

[Lesotho Times] HIGH Court judge, Justice Thamsanqa Nomngcongo, this week set 12 to 16 November 2018 as the trial dates for the case in which four police officers are accused of murdering Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) Head of the Internal Audit Department, Thibello Nteso. (AllAfrica)

I Was Ready to Die - Thabane

[Lesotho Times] A TERRFIED Prime Minister Thomas Thabane asked his wife, 'Maesaiah to join him in praying for their acceptance into heaven after receiving information that soldiers on their way to the State House to kill him on the night of 30 August 2014. (AllAfrica)

Sports Fraternity Mourns Tennis Legend

[Lesotho Times] THE sports fraternity is mourning the passing of legendary tennis administrator Mphalane Clement Notsi. (AllAfrica)

Farmers Stuck With Wool

[Lesotho Times] SEVERAL farmers across the country are stuck with unsold wool and mohair after the recent regulations that that blocked the fabric from being processed and auction out of the country. (AllAfrica)

SA Gospel Songstress Dates Maseru

[Lesotho Times] Mohalenyane Phakela/Nthatuoa Koeshe (AllAfrica)

Re-Examine Sino-Lesotho Economic Ties - Analysts

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO needs to re-examine its relations with China in view of persistent reports concerning Chinese companies who have virtually taken over every facet of the economy, grabbing lucrative tenders for major infrastructural projects thus prejudicing local companies, analysts have said. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Fraud Claims At MKM

[Lesotho Times] THE Master of the High Court and the provisional liquidators of MKM have been accused of making fraudulent payments to "illicit" service providers at the expense of the long fallen company's creditors. (AllAfrica)

Police Receive SADC Crime Intelligence Training

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Mounted Police Services (LMPS) officers have begun a week-long crime intelligence training course at the Police Training Centre in Maseru under the supervision of the Southern Africa Development Community Prevention Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL). (AllAfrica)

Lefa Explains World Cup Votes U-Turn

[Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) has explained its reasons for changing their decision to vote for Morocco at the FIFA congress held last week in Russia. (AllAfrica)

PM Turns Into Comedian, Dancer

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane on Saturday alternated between a comic and a dancer at his 79th birthday celebrations at Maseru Avani. (AllAfrica)

AG Speaks On His Office Four Months Into Tenure

[Lesotho Times] FORMER interim Prime Minister and prominent lawyer, Haae Phoofolo, was on 8 February this year appointed the new Attorney General. He has been in the office for just over four months and he says that the country's justice delivery system is dogged by many challenges among them the huge back log of cases at the courts. In this wide-ranging interview, Advocate Phoofolo (AG) speaks to the Lesotho Times' 'Marafaele Mohloboli (LT) about his office and other challenges that country's justice delivery system is f (AllAfrica)

'BKB in M1, 4 Billion Tax Arrears'

[Lesotho Times] Bereng Mpaki/ Mohalenyane Phakela (AllAfrica)

Govt Abused M450 Million

[Lesotho Times] Money spent in violation of the law (AllAfrica)

Local Clubs Have to Come to the Party

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO is one of the countries that impressed at the recently ended COSAFA Cup where they clinched the third place ahead of Madagascar who settled for fourth. (AllAfrica)

Courts in Paralysis - Phoofolo

[Lesotho Times] Attorney General Haae Phoofolo says the country's courts are in a state of paralysis because of the ongoing acrimony between the executive and the judiciary. (AllAfrica)

Not a School in Sight - Autistic Children Travel 500 Km to Learn

[Bhekisisa] A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism. (AllAfrica)

Local Contractors Cry Foul Over Chinese Dominance

[Lesotho Times] LOCAL contractors have ganged up to fight what they describe as the "glaring bias" which has seen major government construction tenders being awarded to Chinese companies. (AllAfrica)

Ribaneng Accident Declared National Disaster

[Lesotho Times] THE government has declared the Ribaneng bus accident that recently killed 14 passengers and severely injured 22 others in the Mafeteng district a national disaster. (AllAfrica)

Basotho Want Electoral System Changed

[Lesotho Times] MOST Basotho want a change in the electoral system and more powers to be given to the King as they feel that the current governance institutions fall short of their expected effectiveness in addressing the economic, social, and political needs of the nation. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Fraud Suspect Granted M5k Bail

[Lesotho Times] THABANG Mojakhomo, who is facing charges of defrauding the First Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane's Trust Fund of M65 000, was yesterday granted M5000 bail by Maseru Magistrate Litᚧitso Selialia. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho to Open Auction Floors for Wool and Mohair

[Lesotho Times] SIX cabinet subcommittee members are holding meetings with farmers throughout the country to discuss the new direction that the wool and mohair industry is now taking following the recent gazetting of new wool and mohair licencing regulations. (AllAfrica)

We Have Stabilised the Country - Thabane

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane says his government has done well to ensure peace and stability since winning power in June last year. (AllAfrica)

'Meat Import Ban Requires Inclusivity'

[Lesotho Times] ECONOMIC revolution movement, Home of Aggressive Entrepreneurs of Lesotho (HAE) says while it hails the government's move to ban importation of some agricultural produce, there is need to include stakeholders in the processes. (AllAfrica)

'Fuel Price Hike Spells Tough Winter'

[Lesotho Times] LOWER income earners will have to shift their consumption patterns if they are to afford paraffin to warm themselves this winter. (AllAfrica)

Majara's Lawyers in 'Secret' Meetings With Metsing

[Lesotho Times] PRIME MINISTER Thomas Thabane says the government has received "worrisome" intelligence reports of secret meetings in South Africa between lawyers of the embattled Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara and the self-exiled leader of Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), Mothetjoa Metsing. (AllAfrica)

Judge Majara Demanded M17 Million to Quit

[Lesotho Times] But the amount was seen as exorbitant (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Mulls Adopting Chinese Yuan

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO is among 14 eastern and southern African countries that are considering the adoption of the Chinese yuan as a reserve currency to facilitate the repayment of loans being advanced by the Asian economic giant for infrastructural developments. (AllAfrica)

Uproar Over Ministers' New Company

[Lesotho Times] Three senior government ministers who have been at the forefront of defending the government's decision to pass new regulations governing the trade of wool and mohair, have jointly established a company which could become a player in that very same sector. (AllAfrica)