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Free State Cops Intercept R8m Worth of Suspected Stolen Wool From Lesotho

[News24Wire] A truckload of wool worth R8m on its way from Lesotho was intercepted in the Free State on Tuesday on suspicion of being stolen, police said on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Heartbreak in Border Town As Home Affairs Ignores Birth Certificate Court Order

[Daily Maverick] For the past nine months, the Department of Home Affairs has ignored a court order compelling them to issue birth certificates to 24 children who live in towns bordering Lesotho without requiring their parents to pay thousands for DNA tests - because one parent is not South African. (AllAfrica)

71 000 Basotho a Step Away From Famine - UN

[Lesotho Times] AT least 71 000 out of the half a million food insecure Basotho are "one step away from famine", the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho's Future No Clearer As Tom Thabane to Resign

[ISS] Just when it looked like things couldn't get worse in Lesotho, the country was again plunged into uncertainty last week with the announcement by Prime Minister Tom Thabane, 80, that he was resigning. (AllAfrica)

SA Army Officers Accused of Reign of Terror in Lesotho

[Lesotho Times] MAKHOAKHOENG villagers in Butha-Buthe district say they are living in fear of officers of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) who are carrying out a reign of terror in their area and stealing their livestock. (AllAfrica)

Majoro to Investigate Financial Intelligence Unit 'Fraud'

[Lesotho Times] FINANCE Minister Moeketsi Majoro says he will soon appoint "a third party" to investigate fraud and other allegations that have been raised against senior officials of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). (AllAfrica)

Premier League Teams Cry Foul

[Lesotho Times] ECONET Premier League teams have accused the Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) of failing to release the fixture timely. (AllAfrica)

Lebajoa, Likhomo Win Chess Championship

[Lesotho Times] TSEPHE Lebajoa and 'Malehloa Likhomo were on Sunday crowned champions of the Lesotho National Chess Championship after shrugging off competition in the Open and Ladies' categories respectively. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho's Economic Prospects Are Promising - World Bank

[Lesotho Times] OUTGOING World Bank country representative Janet Entwistle says she has enjoyed a fulfilling experience working to improve Basotho lives in different programmes that are supported by her organisation in the past four years. Ms Entwistle (JE) recently sat down with Lesotho Times (LT) reporter Bereng Mpaki to reflect on her reign's milestones and the challenges that the country must address to ensure steady development. (AllAfrica)

The Hub Wages Into Climate Change, Environmental Fight

[Lesotho Times] MORIJA based creative technology lab, The Hub, has released a short clay animation (claymation) film titled Matsohong A Rona with the aim to raise climate change and environmental degradation awareness. (AllAfrica)

We Will Fight On-Tsutsulupa

[Lesotho Times] LIPHAKOE head coach Thabo Tsutsulupa refuses to give in on his dream to lead his side to a top eight finish at the end of the season despite sitting 10th in the table with just one game in hand. (AllAfrica)

Mafoso Speaks On Bantu's Playing Style

[Lesotho Times] BANTU coach Bob Mafoso, who has come under fire from some of the club's fans for his side's "poor display in recent matches" says he did not get time to adequately prepare his team tactically when he joined the club at the beginning of the season. (AllAfrica)

LDF Ladies to Sign 10 Players

[Lesotho Times] WOMEN Super League (WSL) defending champions-Lesotho Defence Force are hoping to sign at least 10 players during the January transfer window period to bolster their depleted team. (AllAfrica)

Under Scrunity for Link to Wife's Death, Prime Minister Thabane to Resign

[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has come under scrutiny after the murder of his first wife. His current wife, Maesaiah, is currently wanted by the police for questioning - and her whereabouts are unknown. (AllAfrica)

High Court Refuses to Cancel First Lady's Warrant of Arrest

[Lesotho Times] FIRST Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane, on Saturday suffered a huge blow in her bid to stop the police from arresting her in connection with June 2017 murder of of her husband Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's former wife, Lipolelo Thabane. (AllAfrica)

New Tumult Engulfs PM, Police Chief

[Legalbrief]  For a country that covers an area of just 30 000 km2 (and is one of only three independent states completely surrounded by another country), Lesotho's political turmoil continues to unsettle its enormous neighbour. (AllAfrica)

National Chess Champs This Weekend

[Lesotho Times] Scenery Guest House in Maseru will be a hype of activity this weekend as the 2019 National Chess Championship finals are scheduled to take place on the 28 and 29 December. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Rugby 7s Shine in Eswatini

[Lesotho Times] Lesotho Rugby Sevens (7s) national team ended the year on a high note when they won the 2019 eSwatini Rugby 7s international tournament played last Friday and Saturday in Mbabane. This was the first time for Lesotho to compete in this tournament. (AllAfrica)

Disgruntled Ruling Party Members 'Form' Splinter Party

[Lesotho Times] Some disgruntled members of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) have ditched the party's deputy leader, Professor Nqosa Mahao's faction to form a new party, the People's Convention (PC). (AllAfrica)

Farmers Resume Wool and Mohair Exports

[Lesotho Times] Farmers have resumed exporting their wool and mohair through the South African broker, BKB (Pty) Ltd, amid revelations that two trucks have successfully offloaded wool at the company's warehouse in Port Elizabeth. (AllAfrica)

Remain Vigilant Against Banking Fraud - Bankers

[Lesotho Times] THE Bankers Association of Lesotho (BAL) recently launched its Fraud Awareness Campaign at the First National Bank Lesotho (FNB) headquarters in Maseru amid calls for clients and the public to remain vigilant against possible acts of criminality by fraudsters. (AllAfrica)

Opposition Threatens to Scuttle Budget Vote

[Lesotho Times] Opposition Democratic Congress (DC) leader Mathibeli Mokhothu has warned that they will not pass next year's budget unless the Speaker of Parliament, Sephiri Motanyane, allows them to table and vote on the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. (AllAfrica)

Prime Minister Thabane Suspended From Own Party

[Lesotho Times] The Professor Nqosa Mahao-led faction of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) has upheld the suspension of party leader and Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, and other senior ABC officials from the party for six years, ABC spokesperson Montoeli Masoetsa has said. (AllAfrica)

Soldier Goes Berserk, Shoots At Court Registrar

[Lesotho Times] The Assistant Registrar of the High Court and Appeal Court Advocate Mosito Rabotsoa recently escaped death by a whisker when a trigger-happy Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officer shot at him at an eatery in Masianokeng. (AllAfrica)

Bongiswa Hesman Crowned Miss DC 2019

[Lesotho Times] BONGISWA Hesman, a beauty queen from Qacha's Nek, is the inaugural winner of the Miss Democratic Congress (DC) beauty pageant after beating a bevy of other beauties last Saturday at Lesotho High School in Maseru. (AllAfrica)

Deadly Festive Season

[Lesotho Times] POLICE are investigating a case in which three of their own allegedly murdered a 39 year old man from Naleli, Berea in the early hours of Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Hitchhiker Trying to Get to Lesotho Found With Endangered Species

[News24Wire] A hitchhiker, who was trying to make his way to Lesotho from Kuruman in the Northern Cape, is expected to appear in court soon after being found with endangered species. (AllAfrica)

Ministers Accuse Mochoboroane of Treason

[Lesotho Times] SMALL Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Minister, Chalane Phori, and Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Machesetsa Mofomobe, have accused opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) leader, Selibe Mochoboroane, of treason against the first government of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane in 2014. (AllAfrica)

Financial Intelligence Unit Officers Investigated for Graft

[Lesotho Times] FINANCIAL Intelligence Unit (FIU) director, Palesa Khabele and eight other officers of the national anti-corruption entity are being investigated by police for fraud, the Lesotho Times has learnt. (AllAfrica)

Fresh Controversy Over Lesotho's Stance On Western Sahara

[Lesotho Times] FOREIGN Affairs and International Relations, Lesego Makgothi, has sparked fresh controversy with his latest assurances of Lesotho's neutrality on the issue of the Western Sahara's bid for independence from Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Ambassador Sues Foreign Affairs PS Over Transfer

[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO's Ambassador to Italy, Lineo Molise Mabusela, filed an urgent High Court application for an order to block the Foreign Affairs and International Relations Ministry's principal secretary, Mamonyane Bohloko, from transferring her to India in January 2020. (AllAfrica)