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Former Army Chief Goes to Trial on Murder Charges

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Retired Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, will next week finally stand trial in the High Court over a plethora of murder and attempted murder charges. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Ventures Into Diamonds

[Lesotho Times] A LOCAL mining company led by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's son, Potlako, is in the final stages of prospecting for gems and expects to begin full scale diamond mining operations at Ha Mosuoe, Quthing, before the end of the year. (AllAfrica)

Vodacom Launches New App

[Lesotho Times] VODACOM Lesotho Managing Executive, Rashid Tar-Mahomed, has said the organisation is committed to ensuring that Basotho access world class technology and services with every product introduced in the country. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Judges Strike a Blow Against Patriarchy

[Legalbrief] In a Valentine's Day gift to the women of Lesotho, that country's High Court has found it was illegal and invalid for the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) to demand that women soldiers do not become pregnant during their first five years in uniform -- on pain of dismissal. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Health Proactive to Listeriosis - Minister

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Health says his ministry has been proactive in sensitizing its staff on nature and behavior of listeriosis through its International Health Regulations and Environmental Health in the Disease Control since the outset of listeriosis. (AllAfrica)

His Majesty Applauds Establishment of Engineering School

[Kingdom of Lesotho] His Majesty King Letsie III in his capacity as the Chancellor of the National University of Lesotho (NUL) says the establishment of the School of Engineering is an initiative intended to expand programmes aimed at providing the kind of education that can respond well to the market needs for students. (AllAfrica)

'SADC Standby Force Has Stabilised Lesotho'

[Lesotho Times] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has commended its two month old Standby Force for its efforts in fostering a conducive environment for the implementation of multi-sectoral reforms required to foster long term peace and stability in Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Mojapela Grilled Over Thabane Murder

[Lesotho Times] The leader of the newly-formed Socialist Revolution (SR) party, Teboho Mojapela, has accused the police of "waylaying" him to "unnecessarily" grill him over the murder of Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane's former wife, Lipolelo Thabane. (AllAfrica)

SADC to Review Ramaphosa Mediation

[Lesotho Times] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will soon meet to decide whether or not the newly-elected South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, should continue in his role as the regional body's facilitator in Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Soldiers Implicated in Theft

[Lesotho Times] Army officers have been implicated in the theft of more than M4 million meant to pay unskilled workers hired by the Forestry and Land Reclamation ministry in various community programmes known as fato-fato projects. (AllAfrica)

Govt, South Africa to Meet Over Permits

[Lesotho Times] Home Affairs Minister, Tsukutlane Au, is set to meet his South African counterpart, Malusi Gigaba, to discuss the highly emotive issue of the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) amid indications that Lesotho will request South Africa not to deport Lesotho nationals who were not granted LSPs. (AllAfrica)

2018/19 Budget to Move Country Forward-Finance Minister

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Finance, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says the 2018/19 budget will move the country forward if all is implemented as planned. This, he said during the budget speech discussion held at Avani Maseru on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho - Deputy Health Minister Caught Up in Attempt to Smuggle R5m Worth of Dagga to SA

[Daily Maverick] The family of Lesotho's deputy minister of health, 'Manthabiseng Phohleli, is embroiled in a drug-smuggling scandal after police found more than three-and-a-half tonnes of cannabis worth R5-million in a truck belonging to her husband as it crossed into South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Angola's Involvement in Lesotho Stability Highlighted

[ANGOP] Maseru -The commitment of Angola to the peace process in Lesotho was highlighted last Thursday in Maseru City, Lesotho, by this country's minister of Foreign Affairs and International Matters, Lesego Makgoth. (AllAfrica)

Editor Fights Criminal Defamation Charges Over Satire

[Lesotho Times] PROMINENT South African lawyer, Advocate Gilbert Marcus, has urged the Constitutional Court to strike down the criminal defamation law, saying it has the "chilling effect" of muzzling the press in violation of the freedom of expression that the national constitution seeks to uphold. (AllAfrica)

World Bank Director Jets in

[Lesotho Times] The World Bank Group Executive Director, Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe arrived in Lesotho yesterday on a two-day official visit that will put the World Bank funded projects on the spotlight, among other development issues. (AllAfrica)

National Development Corporation to Focus On Agro-Processing

[Lesotho Times] The development of agro-processing industry is high on the list of priorities in the new five-year strategic development plan that the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) is currently working on. (AllAfrica)

Nala Community Market Returns

[Lesotho Times] The harmonious monthly Family Picnic and Market, Nala Community Market returns on the weekend scene on Saturday 24 February, at the Sefikeng sa Moshoeshoe Park following a break in January. (AllAfrica)

Minister Warns Foreign Business Owners

[Lesotho Times] Small Businesses, Cooperatives and Marketing Minister, Chalane Phori, has threatened to ban foreign business owners who violate the terms of their trading licences by venturing into retail businesses that are reserved for emerging local business people. (AllAfrica)

Local Spinners Off to Soweto

[Lesotho Times] Local spinners, Agent K and Deep Forlan are among the disc jockeys chosen to crack some fire-works at Urban Kollective Soweto bash this Saturday in South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Education a Rewarding Investment of All-Dr Sun

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho, Dr Sun Xianghua says education is the wisest and most rewarding investment in the whole world that should be given top priority. (AllAfrica)

Local Govt Drags Feet-PAC

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs has been criticized for dragging feet in service deliver. (AllAfrica)

Rethinking Belonging Could Foster a More Humane Understanding of Migration

[allAfrica] World Social Justice Day is this year marked by the theme: "Workers on the move: the quest for social justice". (AllAfrica)

Government Condemns Gupta Allegations

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Lesotho Government has condemned allegations that some or one of the members of the Gupta family fled into the country from South Africa. (AllAfrica)

EU Grants Millions to Support Civil Society in Lesotho

[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Finance, Dr Moeketsi Majoro says Civil Society plays an essential role in providing social services, giving a voice to the people and monitoring governance sector performance. (AllAfrica)

Fashion Designer Celebrates Cultural Diversity

[Lesotho Times] Rising local fashion designer and entrepreneur, Palesa Mercedes Recalde says her brand Third Culture Kid (TCK) strives to celebrate cultural diversity and ethnicity. (AllAfrica)

Artistes Promise Thrills At Grand Easter Fest

[Lesotho Times] Local artistes expected to feature on the Lesotho Grand Easter Fest to be held at the Setsoto Stadium on 30 March, said they are ready to represent Lesotho at the continental event. (AllAfrica)

College Students Face Disciplinary Action

[Lesotho Times] Disciplinary action will be taken against scores of students at the Lesotho College of Education (LCE) who went on a strike this week demanding payment of their allowances. (AllAfrica)

Madidilane Bemoans Defensive Errors

[Lesotho Times] Bantu coach, James Madidilane, has bemoaned the defensive errors that saw Swazi visitors score four crucial away goals against his side in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday. (AllAfrica)

As the Court Pleases

[Lesotho Times] On 9 December 2017 I formed part of a delegation of concerned Basotho men and women who presented a petition to the minister of justice. The petition was received by the Minister of Law and Constitutional affairs Lebohang Hlaele. (AllAfrica)

Lets Work Hard for Second Compact

[Lesotho Times] A delegation from the United States Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was in the country this week to hold discussions about the second compact grant for Lesotho. While this is a cause for joy, it must be tampered by the realisation that there is still a lot to be done for a final funding agreement to be reached. (AllAfrica)