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Govt, Justice Majara Agree On Exit Package

[Lesotho Times] The government and suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara have agreed an out-of-court settlement which will see the latter leave office without undergoing a potentially damaging impeachment process, Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Semano Sekatle, has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Liqhobong Rakes in U.S.$10,6 Million From First Quarter Sales

[Lesotho Times] LIQHOBONG Diamond Mine realised US$10, 6 million from the sale of 168 612 carats worth of diamonds in the first quarter of its 2019/2020 financial year which ended on 30 September 2019. (AllAfrica)

Econet Improves Ecosure Packages

[Lesotho Times] Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL) and the Lesotho National Life Assurance Company have upgraded their insurance policy from EcoSure Mpolokeng to EcoSure Re Bolokehile. (AllAfrica)

DCEO Chief Investigator 'Spills the Beans'

[Lesotho Times] Suspended Directorate on Criminal and Economic Offences (DCEO) Chief Investigations Officer, Thabiso Thibeli, on Tuesday broke down in parliament as he recounted his ordeal during the days leading up to his July 2019 suspension by the current DCEO Director General, Mahlomola Manyokole. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Leader Mokhothu Pushes for Thabane's Ouster

[Lesotho Times] Opposition Democratic Congress leader, Mathibeli Mokhothu, says he has nothing personal against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and his bid to topple him is borne out of the singular aim of rescuing the country from misgovernance. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon Versus Lesotho Tomorrow

[Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon will play against Lesotho tomorrow September 18, 2016 in their third game at the ongoing COSAFA Women's Championships in South Africa. Cameroon is at the second position in Group B with three points while Zambia is leading the group with six points after two wins. (AllAfrica)

Minister Warns Killers, Rapists

[Lesotho Times] NEWLY appointed Social Development Minister Motlohi Maliehe has dared killers and rapists to continue with their "evil" crimes against the elderly and see the hefty punishments coming their way. (AllAfrica)

Govt Incurs M212 000 Mahase Legal Bill

[Lesotho Times] THE government's insistence on hiring a South African lawyer, Advocate Guido Heinz Penzhorn, to defend Acting Chief Justice 'Maseforo Mahase in the impeachment case brought against her by All Basotho Convention (ABC) secretary general, Lebohang Hlaele, has come back to bite it. (AllAfrica)

Cannabis Lawyer Accused of Turning Rogue

[Lesotho Times] One of Lesotho's oldest and most respected law firms, Webber Newdigate, has essentially accused one of its former partners of turning into a rogue by wantonly breaching his contractual obligations and violating every lawyer's oath to respect and uphold the law. (AllAfrica)

Court of Appeal Sits for Final 2019 Session

[Lesotho Times] THE second session of the Court of Appeal got underway on Monday 14 October 2019 and is expected to end on 1 November 2019 when the court delivers its judgements. (AllAfrica)

Lerotholi Polytechnic Trains Police Officers

[Lesotho Times] THE Lerotholi Polytechnic this week launched a motorbike repairs course for 14 Lesotho Mountain Police Services (LMPS) officers under its School of Continuing Education arm. (AllAfrica)

Justice Monapathi Clears the Air On Mahase Case

[Lesotho Times] A senior judge, Justice Tseliso Monapathi, has denied claims by some lawyers that the Constitutional Court flouted legal rules by electing to hear a case involving Acting Chief Justice 'Maseforo Mahase in chambers instead of the open court to allow the public to follow proceedings. (AllAfrica)

The Kingdom of Lesotho Rejects Moroccan Allegations

[SPS] Maseru (Lesotho) -The Kingdom of Lesotho expressed its attachment to its historic and distinguished relations with the Sahrawi Republic, affirming its support for the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence, and demanding the implementation of the UN Mission's mandate consisting in the organization of a self-determination referendum. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Calls On Morocco to End Its Occupation of Parts of Saharawi Republic's Territory

[SPS] Maseru (Kingdom of Lesotho) -The Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho called on Morocco, in a Press Release issued Wednesday, to end its illegal occupation of parts of the territories of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR). (AllAfrica)

Defence Minister, Army Boss Clash

[Lesotho Times] Ministers and their deputies were left without army guards l week after army commander, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela, summoned all soldiers in Maseru to an urgent "commander's mass parade" to diffuse simmering tensions within the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) over salary increments. (AllAfrica)

FAO Report Cites 41 Countries Needing External Assistance for Food

[FAO] Rome -Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers (AllAfrica)

University Faces Closure Due to Funding Challenges

[Lesotho Times] The National University of Lesotho (NUL) could close before the end of the year unless the government avails more funds to enable it to compete this semester, some senior officials at the institution have said. (AllAfrica)

Warriors Outplay Lesotho

[The Herald] Zimbabwe ... ... ... (1) 3 (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Highlands Water Project Tunnel to Shutdown for Maintenance

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on residents in Gauteng to cut back on water usage during a planned shutdown of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel system for inspection and maintenance. (AllAfrica)

Maloro Off to a Flying Start

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Kick4Life striker Litseoane Maloro has hit the ground running scoring a brace for her new side Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies, who thumped Durban Ladies 6-0 in a SAFA Women's National League (SWNL) tie in Soweto on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Sevens Finish Sixth in Zambia

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S Rugby Sevens side failed to replicate its recent impressive form in the Zambia Sevens International Tournament where it came sixth last weekend. (AllAfrica)

End Is Nigh for Govt and Mathibeli Is Next PM - Mosisili

[Lesotho Times] THE government is tottering on the verge of collapse and Democratic Congress (DC) leader Mathibeli Mokhothu will triumph in the resultant elections, former prime minister and DC leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, has said. (AllAfrica)

Mahao Challenges Withdrawal of Thabane's Court Application

[Lesotho Times] High Court Judge Tseliso Monapathi will on Wednesday rule in a case in which Professor Nqosa Mahao and his "expelled" ABC colleagues want the court to throw out Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's withdrawal of his 5 July 2019 application seeking an order barring them from holding a special conference as well as presenting themselves as members of the party's national executive committee (NEC). The case is among many in a pile of court cases meant to determine who takes charge of the faction riven party (AllAfrica)

Civil Servants' Strikes Worry EU

[Lesotho Times] European Union (EU) Ambassador to Lesotho, Christian Manahl, has expressed concern over the spate of civil servants' strikes that have rocked the country over the past few months, saying they risked driving away investors. (AllAfrica)

Hlaele Warns Thabane and Mahase

[Lesotho Times] "Expelled" All Basotho Convention (ABC) secretary general Lebohang Hlaele has described ABC leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's latest bid to suspend and impeach Court of Appeal President, Justice Kananelo Mosito as a flagrant "misuse of power". (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Special Conference Date Set

[Lesotho Times] The long-running battle for control of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) raged on this week with "expelled" deputy leader, Professor Nqosa Mahao's faction, announcing that it will hold its special conference at Lesotho High School in Maseru on 7 September 2019. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Dragged Into Quarry Mine, Residents Clash

[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been dragged into the fallout between Masowe III residents and Tikoe River Stones Pty Ltd, a quarry mining company in the Tikoe area, over the destructive effects of the company's blasting activities on their houses. (AllAfrica)

Health Procurement Manager Hits Back At Manyokole

[Lesotho Times] The Health ministry's procurement manager, Tsietsi Mosae, has reacted angrily to the ministry's former principal secretary Lefu Manyokole's claims that he (Mr Mosae) could have prejudiced the government of millions of maloti through corrupt dealings with Indian medical equipment supplier, Verobien Healthcare. (AllAfrica)

Mahao Fears the Worst After Ruling Party Councilor's Murder

[Lesotho Times] Professor Nqosa Mahao and his faction of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) fear that their ongoing battle with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane for control of the ruling party has entered a deadly and bloody phase. (AllAfrica)

Rogue Police Officers Face the Music As Govt Finally Acts On Brutality

[Lesotho Times] AT LEAST 30 rogue police officers, accused of brutality including killing and injuring suspects in police custody, will soon face criminal charges as government moves to act against police brutality and restore public confidence in the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS). (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party Resolving Its Problems, PM Thabane Tells SADC

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane has told Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders of ongoing efforts to resolve internal squabbles bedeviling his All Basotho Convention (ABC) party. (AllAfrica)