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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)

Mahao Urges MPs to Oust Thabane and Rescue Lesotho

[Lesotho Times] "EXPELLED" All Basotho Convention (ABC) deputy leader, Professor Nqosa Mahao, has called on the government and opposition to unite to oust ABC leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane because the latter "has lost the ability to govern due to advanced age and ill-health". (AllAfrica)

Levi's, Wrangler Vow to Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs. (AllAfrica)

Widespread Sexual Abuse Uncovered at Levi, Wrangler, The Children's Place Factories

[Deutsche Welle] An investigation into denim manufacturing centers in Africa has unveiled systemic sexual abuse by local and foreign managers. Female garment workers suffered abuse, harassment, and retaliation if they spoke up. (AllAfrica)

Another Political Shakeup With High Profile Resignation

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing's Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) has been rocked by yet another high profile departure after prominent businessman, Bothata Mahlala, dumped the party for the rival Democratic Congress (DC). (AllAfrica)

Broke Kamoli's Lawyers Threaten to Dump Him

[Lesotho Times] Embattled Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli and fellow detained soldiers are pleading poverty and face a huge battle to retain the services of highly qualified, prominent lawyers to defend them in their upcoming murder and attempted murder trials. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Can Be Ousted - Attorney General

[Lesotho Times] The Nqosa Mahao-led faction of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) and their opposition allies have received a massive boost from the Attorney General, Advocate Haae Phoofolo, in their quest to topple ABC leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. This after Adv Phoofolo issued a legal opinion saying they were within their rights to file a no confidence motion against the embattled premier who has only been at the helm of government for two years following the ABC's victory in the 3 June 2017 snap elections. (AllAfrica)

12,000 Textile Jobs On the Line

[Lesotho Times] At least 12 000 jobs are on the line in the country's textile industry with exasperated investors threatening to quit the country over the police's repeated failure to address their safety concerns. (AllAfrica)

More Foreign Judges Sworn in

[Lesotho Times] Two more foreign judges have arrived in Lesotho to preside over the politically sensitive criminal cases involving politicians, serving and former members of the security agencies including the trials of double murder-accused former army commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli. (AllAfrica)

Mind Games in ABC Power Struggle

[Lesotho Times] Mind games are normally associated with football teams in elite professional leagues attempting to psychologically unsettle each other and gain an advantage over their rivals ahead of an important match. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Barred From Suspending Court of Appeal President Mosito

[Lesotho Times] The Court of Appeal has issued an interim interdict barring Prime Minister Thomas Thabane from suspending Court of Appeal president Kananelo Mosito pending the finalisation of the Law Society of Lesotho's Constitutional Court application on the same case. (AllAfrica)

Thabane Condemns Attack On 'Respectable' Doti

[Lesotho Times] All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has condemned the recent brutal attack on his estranged party's deputy spokesperson 'Matebatso Doti. (AllAfrica)

Minister Drags Mayor to a Hearing

[Lesotho Times] The Minister of Local Government and Chieftainship, Litsoane Litsoane has summoned Maseru Mayor, Mpho Moloi to a disciplinary hearing to answer to insubordination charges. (AllAfrica)

A Social Enterprise Project to Promote and Distribute Renewable Energy Solutions in Rural Lesotho

[EASS] /file/social-enterprise-project-promote-and-distribute-renewable-energy-solutions-rural-lesotho_enA social enterprise project to promote and distribute renewable energy solutions in rural Lesotho (AllAfrica)

Lesotho Officials' Cannabis 'Conflict'

[Daily Maverick] Ministry 'knew nothing' of their links with UK multinational. (AllAfrica)

Defence Forces Retain Trophy

[The Herald] Philip Marufu's second half strike ensured the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Select football side wrapped up a cheerful day for the country's troops on a good note as they downed their Lesotho counterparts to lift the ZDF Trophy at the National Sports Stadium yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Rape Charges Against Former Minister Withdrawn

[Lesotho Times] A former minister accused of raping a 17 year old orphan is now free after negotiating an out of court deal to build a house for the victim and pay her M1000 in monthly maintenance in a seemingly corrupt judicial settlement condemned by top legal experts. (AllAfrica)

Ruling Party's Doti Demands Justice After 'Assassination Attempt'

[Lesotho Times] Barely a week on from her horrific knife attack in her Lithabaneng home, All Basotho Convention (ABC) deputy spokesperson, 'Matebatso Doti, is praying for a quick recovery and itching to return to the cutthroat arena of the faction-ridden politics of the ABC. (AllAfrica)

Mayor, Councillors Hit Back At Minister Litšoane

[Lesotho Times] Maseru mayor Mpho Moloi and fellow Maseru City Council (MCC) councillors have strongly denied corruption allegations levelled against them by Local Government and Chieftainship Affairs minister Litsoane Litsoane. (AllAfrica)

Leaders Receive Draft National Reforms Authority Bill

[Lesotho Times] The government has drafted the National Reforms Authority Bill aimed at creating an independent body to oversee the implementation of the multi-sector reforms that were recommended by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Put the Country Before Your Interests

[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane recently announced that the government intends to construct a sports complex in Lepereng, Maseru in preparation for next year's Region 5 Games. (AllAfrica)

Police Operation On Lesotho Border Yields Positive Results As Over 200 Stolen Cattle and Goats Are Seized

[News24Wire] During a three operation by police, aimed at combatting transnational or cross-border crimes affecting both South Africa and Lesotho, over 200 stolen cattle and goats were seized. (AllAfrica)