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These Fights Must Stop

[Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho Taekwondo Association (LTA) was recently ordered to shun nine clubs from participating in this weekend's annual general meeting (AGM) by the High Court. (AllAfrica)

Mothoana Speaks On Return to Competitive Football

[Lesotho Times] BOKANG 'Lefty' Mothoana has finally lifted the lid on why he decided to return to competitive football having seemingly set his mind on retiring two seasons ago. (AllAfrica)

Major Crisis As Blood Bank Runs Dry

[Lesotho Times] A blood shortage of crisis proportions looms this festive season amid revelations that the Lesotho Blood Transfusion Services (LBTS) has only got 20 blood units sourced from Mokoanyane Barracks in Maseru yesterday. (AllAfrica)

More Covid-19 Infections, Deaths Recorded

[Lesotho Times] THREE more Coronavirus (Covid-19) related deaths were recorded yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths so far in the country to 51. (AllAfrica)

Dilli-Dilli Health Centre Honoured for Quality Services

[Lesotho Times] Dilli-Dilli Health Centre has defied all odds by being named best health institution in terms of offering quality service by the Lesotho Nurses Association (LNA). (AllAfrica)

Teachers Union Blasts Minister Over Schools' Calendar

[Lesotho Times] A leading teachers' union has called on Education and Training Minister, Ntlhoi Motsamai, to immediately announce a comprehensive plan for the reopening of schools next month, specifying how the government will protect teachers and learners from the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

ABC, DC Agree to 'Ceasefire'

[Lesotho Times] The ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) and Democratic Congress (DC) parties yesterday agreed to stop attacking each other in public. (AllAfrica)

U.S.$117,4 Million Road Project Leaves Sour Taste in Locals' Mouths

[Lesotho Times] The securing of investment for a large-scale project is usually a cause for celebration in most African countries as they are often starved of meaningful infrastructural developments to provide much needed services to ordinary people. (AllAfrica)

Diamond Market Recovery Boosts Liqhobong Reopening Prospects

[Lesotho Times] LIQHOBONG mine has received a boost after its diamonds' value doubled on the global market having performed sluggishly earlier this year on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Bring On the Fight, Hlaele Tells Mokhothu

[Lesotho Times] The gloves are well and truly off in the All Basotho Convention (ABC)'s fight with its Democratic Congress (DC) coalition partner. (AllAfrica)

Deportations of Foreign Nationals Loom

[Lesotho Times] Home Affairs Minister, Motlalentoa Letsosa, says the government has begun deporting foreign nationals who came into the country illegally. He said the government was conducting operations to discover more illegal immigrants and "very soon there will be large scale deportations". (AllAfrica)

Missing Records Stall Soldiers' Murder Trial

[Lesotho Times] The trial of 10 soldiers accused of murdering three civilians in 2017 failed to take off on Monday due to the High Court's information technology (IT) department's failure to produce a transcript of some records relating to the case. It was then postponed to 28 September 2020 to allow the IT department time to finish transcribing the audio recording. (AllAfrica)

Another Week in Custody for Lesotho Defence Force Duo

[Lesotho Times] Two Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers who are languishing in a South African prison since their arrest two months ago will spend another week in custody before learning if their bail application has been successful. (AllAfrica)

Former Deputy PM Moleleki Slams Minister Mahao, Govt for 'Bootlicking' South Africa

[Lesotho Times] Former Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has attacked Law and Justice Minister Professor Nqosa Mahao and the government over their handling of the detention of two Lesotho Defence Force soldiers by South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Maesaiah Thabane Vows to Contest Mapesela for Mokhotlong Seat

[Lesotho Times] Although general elections are still two years away, outspoken former First Lady 'Maesaiah Thabane and the equally garrulous Mokhotlong legislator, Tefo Mapesela, are already treating the nation to an exciting sneak preview of a probable fierce contest between them. (AllAfrica)

Attorney General Phoofolo Sacked

[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has effectively fired Attorney General Haae Phoofolo. This after ordering him to go on "terminal leave" pending the expiry of his contract in February 2021. The leave is with effect from Monday 14 September 2020. (AllAfrica)

Improve Prison Conditions, Govt Told

[Lesotho Times] The government must urgently fix the country's prisons and bring them up to the acceptable standards for human habitation. (AllAfrica)

Govt Moves to Gag Media

[Lesotho Times] The government is working on classifying its documents and correspondences and any media organisation which publishes confidential government information will be liable to prosecution, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has said. (AllAfrica)

Mahao Loyalist Koma Joins Thabane Faction

[Lesotho Times] ANOTHER chapter has been added to the long-drawn war for the control of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC). (AllAfrica)

Majoro Demands Action On Delayed Government Projects

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro has ordered cabinet ministers to speedily finish up pending multi-million maloti projects and report back to him immediately. (AllAfrica)

AIDS Foundation Retrenches 161 Workers

[Lesotho Times] The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) has resolved to lay off 161 workers due to funding challenges. (AllAfrica)

I Have Played My Part - Attorney General Phoofolo

[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro this week ordered the Attorney General, Advocate Haae Phoofolo, to go on terminal leave pending the expiry of his contract in February 2021. (AllAfrica)

Sensi Ranks in the Studio With Bongo Riot

[Lesotho Times] REGGAE and Dancehall artiste, Sensi Ranks, is working on two singles with South African reggae powerhouse Bongo Riot. (AllAfrica)

KFC Introduces Customer Delivery Service

[Lesotho Times] KFC Lesotho customers can now order meals in the comfort of their homes or offices through a new delivery service introduced by the fast food outlet. (AllAfrica)

Khantši Returns to Cycling

[Lesotho Times] TOP road cyclist Teboho Khantsi is back on the bicycle after he was knocked down by a taxi in March this year. (AllAfrica)

Letšela Features Kommanda Obbs On New Single

[Lesotho Times] HIP hop artiste Mosotho Letsela has released a fresh single featuring Kommanda Obbs. (AllAfrica)

Expert Transmits Tapestry Skills in Maseru

[Lesotho Times] LOCAL tapestry expert, Reitumetse Molapo, is on a nationwide drive to develop the crafts skill to equip locals with means to earn a living in a cheap way. (AllAfrica)

Lifofane Coach Bounces Back

[Lesotho Times] LIFOFANE coach Thomas Tshabalala has reconciled with the club and he will now continue with the side in the 2020/21 season. (AllAfrica)

Is 'Mathoho' Heading Back to Bantu?

[Lesotho Times] KICK4LIFE is on the brink of losing the services of their skipper Johannes "Mathoho" Molapo after the team has struggled to pay him his full salary, Sunday Express have been reliable informed. (AllAfrica)

I Am Ready for the Lefa Challenge-Bullock

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Kick4Life director of football, Chris Bullock, who was recently appointed Lesotho Football Association (LeFA's) deputy secretary general says he was ready for the challenge. (AllAfrica)

Japan to Provide Food Assistance to 154,000 School Children in Lesotho

[WFP] MASERU- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the Japanese Government contribution of JPY 250 Million (equivalent to about US$ 2.3 Million) that will enable WFP to strengthen food assistance to some 94,000 primary school and 60,000 pre-primary school learners, through the Government of Lesotho's national school feeding programme. (AllAfrica)