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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)

Ruling Party in Fresh War Over Police Chief Molibeli

[Lesotho Times] THE national executive committee (NEC) of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) is under fire from party stalwarts loyal to party leader and former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane who accuse it of connivance in a plot to protect Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli from dismissal. (AllAfrica)

Govt Must Act Now Against Police Brutality - Analysts

[Lesotho Times] A FORTNIGHT ago, one person was allegedly tortured to death by police in Mafeteng. Three other cases of police brutality were reported in different parts of the country that same period. (AllAfrica)

Legitimacy of Financial Intelligence Unit Director's Post Questioned

[Lesotho Times] The Public Accounts Committee on Monday questioned the legitimacy of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) director, Palesa Khabele and said her post was a duplication of roles with that of the Finance ministry's principal secretary. (AllAfrica)

Magistrates Blast 'Vindictive' Sekoai

[Lesotho Times] The fallout over the recruitment of new judges continued this week with the country's magistrates accusing the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) secretary, Advocate 'Mathato Sekoai, of using the issue to fight her own personal battles with them. (AllAfrica)

Govt 'Concerned' Over U.S. Sanctions on ICC Duo

[Lesotho Times] The government has expressed concern over the United States' decision to impose sanctions on a Lesotho citizen, Phakiso Mochochoko, in connection with his work at the International Criminal Court (ICC). (AllAfrica)

Health Staff Threaten Another Strike

[Lesotho Times] DISGRUNTLED health professionals have given the government until tomorrow to pay them promised risk allowances failing which they will embark on yet another crippling nationwide strike from Monday. (AllAfrica)

Mothae Mine To Re-Open

[Lesotho Times] Mothae mine will soon restart operations after the signing of a new diamond marketing deal between the government and Lucapa Diamond Company. (AllAfrica)

LEPOSA Defies Majoro

[Lesotho Times] The militant Lesotho Mounted Police Service Staff Association (LEPOSA) has vowed to go ahead with its protest march to petition Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro to fire Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli. (AllAfrica)

Leposa Takes Fight With Molibeli To ConCourt

[Lesotho Times] The Lesotho Police Staff Association (LEPOSA) has petitioned the Constitutional Court to strike down a section of the Police Service Act which empowers the police commissioner to dismiss police officers without affording them a hearing. (AllAfrica)

Multi-Million-Dollar MCC Compact Under Threat

[Lesotho Times] The United States (US) has warned that Lesotho risks losing out on the multi-million-dollar second compact under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) due to concerns about human trafficking, police brutality against citizens and the failure to implement the long-delayed multi-sector reforms. (AllAfrica)

Murder Case - Prime Minister Thabane Enters Uncertain Territory

[DW] Lesotho awaits a historic court ruling that could see its prime minister, Thomas Thabane, charged with murdering his wife. The case, which also involves his current wife, has sent shockwaves through the country. (AllAfrica)