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PM attends SADC summit

MASERU – Prime Minister Thomas Thabane left Lesotho yesterday to attend the 9th Ordinary Southern African Development C…


RCL leader suspended

MASERU - Leader of the Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) Keketso Rants’o has been suspended from both the party and it…


ABC mud-slinging rages on

MASERU – Youth league president of the Democratic Congress (DC) Moeketsi Shale on Tuesday took a shot at members of the…


Justice Ramodibeli is late

MASERU - The retired former Chief Justice Michael Mathealira Ramobibedi, has died at the age of 74 after succumbing to …


Moseneke back in Lesotho

MASERU – Hardly a fortnight after he left Lesotho, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator to Les…


Teacher rapes learner at school

MAFETENG – A Mafeteng LEC primary school teacher who allegedly raped his 13-year-old pupil is expected to appear before…


Police cross-border operations succeed

MASERU – Lesotho police and their South African counterparts have recovered over 130 stolen livestock, 20 missing vehic…


Ousted ABC NEC substituted

MASERU – A faction of the National Executive Committee of the ruling All Basotho Convention led by Thomas Thabane yeste…


Teachers’ strike flops

MASERU – Yesterday's planned teachers’ national mass action was cancelled at the 11th hour after leaders of various tea…


Climate finance readiness project on cards

MASERU - The Minister of Energy and Meteorology in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as w…


New foreign judges sworn-in

MASERU - Two Judges from the Republic of Botswana were on Monday sworn-in as Lesotho’s High Court Judges at the Palace…


World rallies behind human trafficking victims

MASERU - The Minister of Home-Affairs Mokoto Hloaele has described human trafficking as a worldwide phenomenon, which c…


Police boss awards disciplined female officers

MASERU – As part of the commemoration of the Women’s Month, Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli will on August 30 prese…


Soldier’s death under probe

MASERU – Police are investigating the death of a member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) whose body was found with t…


Basotho Zama-Zamas deported

MASERU – A number of Lesotho nationals who were last week convicted by the Welkom Magistrate’s Court of a battery of cr…


Minister, Mayor clash

MASERU - Councillors within the Maseru City Council (MCC) on Tuesday came out with guns blazing, accusing the Minister …


Teachers’ massive march on cards

MASERU – Teachers have threatened to hold a huge mass action on Sunday against the government for failing to keep its p…


Ex-minister’s rape victim wants house

MASERU – The former Minister of Law and Constitutional Affairs Mootsi Lehata who faces rape charges of an under aged gi…


Former minister knifed in bed

MASERU – Nobody has been arrested yet in connection with the incident where the former Minister of Social Development, …


Pensions thieves briefly in court

MASERU - The Maseru Magistrate Court earlier today failed to set hearing dates for a case in which five women and four …


LCN optimistic about reforms

MASERU - The Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) is optimistic its week-long reforms indaba will fo…


BU students benefit from exchange programme

MASERU – Both the Botho University (BU) and the University of Venda (Univen) have entrenched a vibrant relationship and…


Grandson kills grandpa over pension

MASERU – A Ha ’Mamathe man who allegedly assaulted his cousin to death after the latter killed their 94-year-old grandf…


Cop killed in car crash

LERIBE – Residents of Ha ’Matau were on Sunday morning shocked to find the body of a Butha-Buthe police officer lying n…


Basotho illegal migrants nabbed in SA

MASERU - Four Lesotho men who were arrested in Welkom, South Africa for illegal immigration and possession of an unlice…


Ministry suspects no foul play in fire

MASERU - The Ministry of Health suspects no foul play in the fire that gutted two offices at the ministry’s headquarter…


Textile industry feels heat of political unrest

MASERU  - The Lesotho textile and apparel industry is mired in array of difficulties triggered by the country’s politic…


Police probe fatal rape

MASERU – Mafeteng police are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old girl from Ha Sephapho whose body was found in a …


Mokhothu threatens to unseat Thabane

MAFETENG - Leader of opposition Democratic Congress (DC) Mathibeli Mokhothu has threatened to topple the coalition gove…


Top cop demands his per diem

MASERU – High Court judge, Justice Keketso Moahloli has been allocated to hear the matter in which a senior police offi…


Phats’oane a trend setter at AFCON finals

MASERU – Lesotho match official Souru Phats'oane who is currently officiating at the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations…


Govt car goes up in flames

PEKA – A vehicle belonging to the Ministry of Justice was earlier today burned to ashes along the Main North 1 Road, in…


Art show a great success

The founder and organiser of a local online retail store  Tokelo 'Shipa' Mofokeng has described an event held last Satu…


Trigger-happy soldier up for att. murder

MASERU – A member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who is alleged to have nearly killed a Ha Leqele man last year wil…


Convicted father desperate to feed child

STAFF REPORTER MASERU – A father of a three-month old baby who claims to have stolen property belonging to the Leso…


Justice Makara to hear BNP case

STAFF REPORTER Justice Molefi Makara will next week Tuesday hear a matter in which members of the Basotho National Par…


King Letsie III pays UK pub surprise visit

Patrons at a United Kingdom pub on Monday received a royal surprise when His Majesty King Letsie III dropped in for a p…


Normal rains anticipated

Between normal and below normal rainfall is expected throughout the country with the possibility of normal to warmer th…


Loti Brick workers’ fate unknown 


Employees of Loti Brick who were forced into layoffs which began a fortnight ago are currently awaiting to know their …


Mosotho nabbed in RSA for unlicensed gun

A Lesotho national who was arrested in Welkom, South Africa earlier this week for possession of an unlicensed firearm …


Snow falls in Thaba-Tseka

The Thaba-Tseka district yesterday experienced a light snowfall and rainfall.   According to a press release issued…


Bishop Taaso still in hospital

The Arch Deacon to the Ordinary for St. Mary and St. James Cathedral of Anglican Church of Lesotho (ACL) has shot down …


King told not to appoint IEC commissioners

The High Court issued an interim order last week Thursday interdicting both the Council of State and His Majesty King L…


Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho

The president of the Republic of South Africa  Cyril Ramaphosa will arrive in Lesotho on Thursday on a one-day visit to…


Lesotho referee debuts at AFCON tourney

Lesotho match official Souru Phats'oane will make his debut appearance at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 201…


Daughter accuses Thabane of incitement

The daughter of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has taken a swipe at her father accusing him of likely to incite bloodshe…


Progress made in soldier’s constitutional case

The High Court has made progress in a constitutional case filed by three members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) who…


Soldier killed over his stolen sheep

A member of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) was yesterday allegedly assaulted to death during a scuffle over his stolen…


Bodies of dead rugby players expected at border

MASERU – Scores of people wait in great trepidation at the Maseru Border Gate to receive the bodies of the five young f…


ABC MPs oppose dismissal of NEC

Members of Parliament for the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) have taken a swipe at their leader and Prime Minister…


High school learner rapes minor (6)

MAPUTSOE – A 14 year-old learner from a Maputsoe high school was on Wednesday handed over to the police by fuming villa…


Bank claims debtor owes M5m

Standard Lesotho Bank, formerly Lesotho Bank, has hauled to court its late customer and Maseru business magnate Pitso M…


Upgrading of Bambatha starts

The upgrading of the Bambatha Ts'ita Sports Arena has kicked off with the first phase including the paving of the surro…


Possible international duty for Sera

Top Matlama goal-poacher Motebang Nyepetsi Sera might relocate to South Africa where there are prospects of joining ABS…


Likuena take on Bafana in AFCON

A 23-man squad will produce the national soccer team lineup that will lock horns with Bafana Bafana in the African Nati…


NUL risks losing lecturers

Due to a steep cut down on subvention funding from the government, the National University of Lesotho (NUL) faces the r…


Mob stones burglar to death

An angry mob made up of residents of Ha Nyenye, Maputsoe on Tuesday stoned to death a suspected burglar who had been te…


Khetheng murder case commences in August

Acting High Court judge Justice Charles Hungwe will on August 8 conduct a pre-trial conference in a matter in which for…


Mother poisons her 2 children

Police are investigating a case in which a Ha Mabote woman is believed to have poisoned her two minor children before s…


Husband nabbed for wife’s murder

Thaba Tseka police yesterday arrested a 29-year-old man who allegedly whipped his pregnant wife to dead.  The suspect f…


Men burn houses over booze scuffle

BEREA – In a shocking recent event the Majaheng men decided to set alight a number of houses over a beer fight. A repor…


African Child Day celebration in Quthing

Lesotho will today celebrate the Day of the African Child in the Quthing district in recognition of the South African y…


Date set in IEC pro case

The matter in which the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) spokesperson Tuoe Hants’i is accused of threatening to s…


Man kills pregnant wife

An expectant Thaba Tseka woman was allegedly whipped to death with a shambojk by her husband who accused her of having …


Abia taxi operators meet in prayer

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appealed to taxi operators to respect other road-users to save lives.  Thabane was sp…


Mahao sacked from ABC

The new deputy leader of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) Professor Nqosa Mahao was earlier today expelled from …


ABC NEC members confirm suspension

Two members of the newly elected ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) National Executive Committee have confirmed receiv…


Businessman owes BCP M80 000 rentals

The Commercial Court has granted a provisional sentence in favour of the Basutoland Congress Party (BCP) in a matter in…


Mahlakeng sues govt for unpaid car

Former Minister of Labour and Employment Advocate Thulo Mahlakeng has slapped the government with a M107 300 refund cla…


Post Bank sues defaulting customer

Lesotho Post Bank has sued a local businessman for allegedly defaulting on a loan agreement worth over M400 000, which …


Afrobarometer shows decline in media support

Popular support for media freedom across Africa has dropped to below half of adults, according to new Afrobarometer fin…


Fokothi murder case dismissed

The Maseru Magistrate’s Court has dismissed a series of cases including murder against 12 Lerotholi Polytechnic (Fokoth…


Plans on track to resuscitate Queen II

Preparations are underway to resuscitate the old Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Maseru, the Principal Secretary in the …


Likatana declared legitimate ABC NEC

The High Court yesterday shot down an application in which three members of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) cha…


Suspected shoplifters nabbed in Ficksburg

Two suspected female shoplifters from Maputsoe were on Tuesday arrested by the South African police after they allegedl…


2 shot during armed robbery

Two people were injured when seven armed men stormed a Chinese-owned business in Ha Mafefooane, Roma yesterday evening.…


27 vie for IEC commissioners’ posts

A total of 27 applicants have submitted applications for recruitment to replace the three Independent Electoral Commiss…


Likatana condemn murder threats

A faction of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) commonly known as Likatana has strongly condemned allegations of a…


ABC special conference challenged

Qaqatu constituency in the Mohales's Hoek district, whose party candidate for 2017 elections was Lebohang Hlaele, Prime…


Court overrules police in Qoaling stand-off

The high court has issued an order allowing the faction of All Basotho Convention (ABC) of Qoaling constituency branch …


Cable thief roasted alive

A Mafeteng man was yesterday electrocuted when he attempted to steal copper wires that supply power to the Lancer’s Gap…


Ruling reserved in ABC case

The High Court yesterday reserved judgment until next week in a matter in which three members of the ruling All Basotho…


Lesotho, Korea share similar aspirations: King

His Majesty King Letsie III says Lesotho and Korea share similar aspirations and desires such as international peace an…


Sadc caucus pushes for gender parity

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is seeking to equip parliamentarians with tools and parliamentary str…


Reforms group moves to Basotho in SA

Reforms agenda consultations are moving to South Africa to include Basotho in the diaspora. This follows the just compl…


Thabane faces motion of no confidence

Politically accosted and facing a vote of no confidence motion in parliament this week, Prime Minister Tom Thabane had …


Local media blamed for being captured

Media in Lesotho is captured by politicians, the recently launched African Media Barometer (AMB) has exposed. The Media…


Search begins for Mahao’s replacement at NUL

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) Council has released a public statement announcing a separation agreement betw…


Top judges challenge their own integrities

… as Mahase writes Mosito angry letter over ABC fracas The judiciary has turned into a fierce battlefield as judges re…


PAC reflects on public funds

… laments inconsistencies and inadequate management of taxpayer’s money The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says th…


WASCO proposes water tariffs increase

Following the issuing of public notices, Water and Sewage Company (WASCO) presented its proposed tariff application in…


A tuition race that offers prestige

The Lesotho Amateur Athletics Association (LAAA) says high altitude marathon is a tuition race which does not only off…


Chess introduced in Thaba Tseka

In an effort to help school children with the development of problem-solving skills, planning, patience focus of thoug…


Young mother cuts her teeth into business

. . . also helps needy school children STAFF REPORTER When Limpho Makhele enrolled for a Fashion Design and Deco…


Survey helps gauge violence against kids

LINEO MABEKEBEKE The ministry of social development held a meeting on the Lesotho Violence Against Children Survey …


Lesotho gets US$600k for solar power

The United States (US) Embassy on Thursday signed a grant to the tune of US$600k (M8.6 million) through One Power comp…


ABC call special indaba to end bickering

….as MP is heckled and nearly beaten in his Mabote constituency STAFF REPORTER The ruling All Basotho Conventio…


Mosito urges judges to address judicial reforms

The President of the Court of Appeal Dr Kananelo Mosito KC has urged Acting Chief Justice 'Maseforo Mahase to convene …


NUL’s non-academic staff petition Mahao

… but Mahao says NUL staff may go months without salary The National University of Lesotho (NUL)’s Non Academic Wor…


ABC calls for crisis conference

The troubled ruling party of All Basotho Convention (ABC) has issued a circular calling for emergency general meeting …


Thabane insists he needs unity

… tells ABC supporters to withdraw cases from courts and go to the table As the infighting is going on within the r…


Foreign based players start camp

The Lesotho national soccer squad Likuena foreign based players: Tumelo 'Makhopo' Khutlang, Tsoarelo Bereng, Luciano M…


We can only ourselves: Matlama PRO

The Econet premier league title hopefuls, Matlama, believe only self-defeat could derail them from clinching the leagu…


China dishes M14m worth food to Lesotho

The Chinese Embassy through World Food Programme (WFP)-Lesotho handed over 665.4 Metric Tonnes (MT) of Super Cereal Pl…


Berea marks nutrition campaign

As part of activities ending a week-long nutrition campaign conducted at Ha Makebe, the Berea District Nutrition Team …


Likuena steps up COSAFA preps

… as Lesotho names a 23-man provisional squad for the upcoming event in Durban from May 25-June 8 The Crocodile, Le…


Bid to improve LEC buildings nationwide

LINEO MABEKEBEKE The Lesotho Electricity Company on Wednesday 8, 2019 opened new offices in Leribe, Hlotse town as …


Panel counsels Fokothi marketing students

LINEO MABEKEBEKE A seminar was held for Lerotholi Polytechnic marketing students in second and third year to enligh…


Ex-Letṧeng bosses’ case not urgent: court

SECHABA MATATIELE The High Court has declared an application by two former Letṧeng Diamond Company board members ch…


Parliament to re-convene after Reforms break

Leader of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has confirmed that the seventh meeting of the f…


Ntsekele sues Mahao

The General Secretary of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), Samonyane Ntseke…


Teen rapper plans one-man show

POLOKO MOKHELE He has been rejected by many who did not have confidence in him, probably due to his tender age, bu…


PostBank launches small loans mobile feature

METRO REPORTER Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in the country are set to benefit from the newly introdu…


Aggrieved magistrates resume work

Magistrates countrywide have resolved to resume their normal duties with immediate effect. This decision comes after th…


Thabane leads Africa conference

Prime Minister Dr. Motsoahae Thabane on Tuesday this week officiated a six-day Africa Federation of Teaching Regulator…


Widow wants M620 000 from police

SECHABA MATATIELE The widow of a man allegedly killed by police at a pitso held at Ha Sepake Ntlo-Kholo, Thaba-Bosi…


LCA seeks to catch them young

Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) held a cricket festival targeting about 110 kids from 10 different primary schools a…


Roof of Africa rally curtain raiser

The Roof of Africa bronze 2019 qualification motorbike race is set to start at Thaba Bosiu Cultural Village on Saturda…


I chase time, not other runners: Sello

NKOATE THAMAE Plans are afoot for the phenomenal ultra-road run on Sunday, June 9, 2019 where aspirant Comrades ath…


Bid to stem match-fixing after Bantu victory

The Premier League Management Committee (PLMC) is still awaiting official match reports from officials who were in cha…


Almost 1 in 4 Basotho face abject poverty

… the number may increase in 2020 if no relief measures are taken METRO REPORTERS At least 1 in 4 people face st…


Court of Appeal sitting resumes

Following high level meetings by stakeholders in the judiciary over failure of the sitting of the Court of Appeal for …


Police minister redeployed to foreign office

… resigns as police minister and member of parliament The Minister of Police and Public Safety, 'Mampho Mokhele has…


Court orders Mrs Scott to answer for murder

… as judge rules Scott’s mum has case to answer The crown has built up a prima facie case against the accused in which…


Winning applicant lodges enforcement

SECHABA MATATIELE Mantṧekele Theko, a dismissed Lesotho Motor Clinic (LMC) employee, has lodged an application for …


EU head blasts Basotho leaders

A top diplomat has launched a blistering attack on Basotho politicians for spending too much time competing for posit…


Moleleki urges new democracy in AD

Alliance for Democrats (AD) leader, deputy prime minister Monyane Moleleki has urged electorates from all constituenci…


Litjobo, Nthakha face disciplinary censure

Joseph Ntakha has confirmed reports of a possible disciplinary action against himself and Thuso Litjobo by the Allianc…


ABC elections nullified

Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) ‘Maseforo Mahase on Wednesday issued a court order declaring the proceedings and outcome of…


Another orphan gets decent house from Habitat

After living with neighbours for almost six years, and always in fear of being evicted anytime, a 16-year-old Mamoeket…


Transforming African agriculture through mechanization

An African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture in Africa, according to the late Calestous Juma…


ABC talks fail talks

as Masoetsa sees dim future and accuse Ntsekele of advocating split The incoming All Basotho Convention (ABC) Public…


Court battle over fleet tender on May 10

The Commercial Court will on May 10, 2019 hear a case in which Fleeters Holdings (PTY) LTD is challenging a contract b…


Farmers urged to plant winter crops

STAFF REPORTER The senior crop officer at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security Sekhonyane Mahase has appea…


Is trouble brewing in MEC?

STAFF REPORTER Movement for Economic Change (MEC) has poured cold water on allegations that it is going for the …


Breakthrough as NUL, Fokothi dump competition

. . . co-operate to design Lesotho’s own electric heater Lesotho may be Africa’s coldest country but th…


Alliance strengthens bid to curb traffic jam

Alliance Insurance company has stepped up its bid to improve the Thusanang campaign intended to reduce road traffic jam…


New senators sworn in

Two All Basotho Convention (ABC) members, Mphonyane Lebesa and ‘Mafumane Sebatane were on Tuesday this week sworn-in a…


NUL educated technologist behind Basalitech

Setsoto Hlohlomi is the National University of Lesotho (NUL) educated mind behind the non-governmental organisation ca…


Econet title still open

… as Bantu put Matlama on check Econet Premier league will go down to the wire after two teams chasing the 2019 lea…


Bullets found in inmate’s shoes

Police are investigating a matter in which seven rounds of ammunition were found inside the shoes of one of the inmate…


Thabane says no snap election

Prime Minister Tom Thabane has intimated that thought of possible snap election because of infighting within the rulin…


CBA establishes environment clubs in schools

In an effort to instil love of nature at young age, Care for Basotho Association (CBA) has established environment clu…


Thabane calls for bolstering of primary health services

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane says it is urgent and critical to strengthen primary health care services to ensure e…


Culture activist urges girls to preserve virginity

A culture activist, ‘Mampoi Matete, is urging girls to preserve their virginity, arguing it is also in compliance with…


Lesotho still trapped in high HIV infections

Despite government’s efforts towards a HIV free nation, the country’s new infections are now at 25 percent which makes…


Lesotho to accelerate water supply

… Leribe, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek top targeted beneficiary areas STAFF REPORTER Through the European Investme…


Economics graduate shakes the local taxi industry

Kopano “Change Agent” Sekhoari is the brains behind the famous Urban Taxis that is taking the country by the storm. He…


Public transport stakeholders iron out differences

STAFF REPORTER Public transport operators and public works and transport department aborted the planned petitioning…


Apostolic church committee unlawful, court

STAFF REPORTER The High Court has declared an interim executive committee of the St John Apostolic Faith Mission as…


Likuena to participate in COSAFA Cup

Lesotho's senior soccer squad Likuena will take part in this year's edition of the regional Council of Southern Africa…


Innovation hub redefines brick work

So you were kind’a disappointed with a lack of verity in Lesotho’s building materials? And, being a patient person, yo…


IEC bosses sue government for their jobs

The Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) retired Justice Mahapela Lehohla together with IEC’s Com…


Changes at Harvest not political: Lekhoaba

NKOATE THAMAE ‘Malichaba Lekhoaba, the managing director of Harvest FM, one of the most popular local private radi…


Lawyers resume work

The Law Society of Lesotho held a Special General Meeting on Wednesday in which it issued a statement explaining that …


AU meets in Sudan, Libya

After its threats to suspend Sudan if the country's military does not hand over power to a civilian authority in 15 da…


Wool and mohair sales earns M570mn this season

LAWRENCE KEKETSO Lesotho’s combined wool and mohair sales at the close of the first auction season, which ended thi…


Opposition seek SADC intervention on Court of Appeal closure

STAFF REPORTER Lesotho opposition parties have written to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) asking …


Food security still a challenge, minister says

STAFF REPORTER The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Dr Nthabiseng Makoae says Lesotho produces less…


Lesotho’s nutritious soup

Lesotho’s nutritious soup, butha-buthe, is a healthy and nutritious soup originating from Butha-Buthe district. It is …


Tjoka wins second position

‘Mamorallo Tjoka came too close to winning the Two Oceans Marathon after emerging second after South Africa’s Gerda St…


Protest over tax increase on alcohol

STAFF REPORTER Cash-strapped Lesotho has proposed 15 percent tax increase on alcohol as one of the measures to incr…


ADB woos US to increase investment in Africa

… Sharing his vision on the leading role of the African Development Bank, Adesina urged American businesses to engage …


LCA gets new board

The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Chief Thesele Maseribane, on Wednesday introduced the newly ap…


LEWA turns down proposal for electricity tariff hike

There will be a zero percent tariff increase on the Energy and Maximum Demand (EMD) charges for all customer categorie…


Haste to uproot corruption pit minister against law

A procedure of swiftness to fill up 60 vacant posts under a pilot project to prevent corruption in schools in 2016/17 …


Govt resort to private sector to solve unemployment

The Government of Lesotho has reached a consensus to resort to private sector as a viable solution to alleviate unempl…


Salary top up for textile workers

It is expected that textile workers across the board shall have their salaries increased this month, this is after pub…


Government commits to create jobs for youths

The government has pledged to create jobs for youths by signing an agreement with a delegation from Malaysia. The g…


Kamoli denied bail again

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Advocate Hlalefang Motinyane has filed an opposing affidavit at the high cou…


Will Lesotho miss SADC deadline?

… Sadc reform deadline looms as infighting continues in Lesotho GARY VAN STADEM The Southern Africa Development …


Local Soup Company makes strong waves in market

STAFF REPORTER ‘Makhoboso Shale teamed up with two men in Ha Abia on the outskirts of Maseru to start up their own…


Game changers TV show coming soon

LINEO MABEKEBEKE Game Changers Lesotho is a TV show by a young Mosotho man, Mpho Patrick Mots’oene, who is passiona…


Time running out for Lesotho to mend

Prime Minister and leader of the governing All Basotho Convention (ABC) party Dr Thomas Thabane has warned that his go…


LHDA awards contract for tunnels diversion

STAFF REPORTER The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded the contract for the construction of …


Lesotho-Nigeria urged to improve relations

Basotho of Nigerian origin and Nigerian citizens living in Lesotho have urged the two nations to improve relations for…


Lawyers sensitised on labour rules

The Lesotho Judiciary, hand in hand with Eswatini Judges, held a workshop for sensitization of judges and other legal …


Lesotho to get M3.3bln from Brics bank

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) concluded its fourth annual meeting in Cape Town on Tuesday this week, with five …


Thabane to form a new party: Hlaele

NKOATE THAMAE All Basotho Convection (ABC)’s newly elected Secretary General Lebohang Hlaele told ABC members that …


The perilous state of national reforms in Lesotho

MOLETSANE MONYAKE       According to Moletsane Monyake, Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho, Lesotho’s …


Mohalalitoe soap storms the market

Staff Reporter/NUL Innovation hub A new, homegrown, natural soap Mohalalitoe (oa lithota) being produced by the Nat…


Secret behind thriving piggery project

STAFF REPORTER Molapo Shakhane, the deputy chairperson of Maseru Agro Piggery, an association comprising 25 members…


Khothatso makes it to top 15 in Africa

LINEO MABEKEBEKE Khothatso Sefali of Ha-Matala, who was crowned Miss Africa International Lesotho, said she is very…


Tea with the Queen party oozes elegance

PALESA MATŠASA Her Majesty, Queen Masenate Bereng Seeiso hosted the 9th Queen’s Tea Party at the Royal Village in M…


CBL warns of risks in domestic outlook

LAWRENCE KEKETSO The Monetary Policy Committee has warned of risks ahead in the domestic economic outlook while the…


NUL scientists build green house

… As they join international competition to build Africa’s affordable, energy-efficient and green house The prestig…


Botswana, Lesotho eye climate smart sorghum

STAFF REPORTER The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in collaboration with Rural Self-help Development Ass…


Inside teachers’ settlement deal

NKOATE THAMAE The Lesotho government and teachers’ trade unions representatives finally signed a grand deal to end …


Basotho are safe from xenophobia in KZN

NKOATE THAMAE No Basotho nationals have so far been affected by the ensuing wave of xenophobia in Kwazulu Natal in …


LRA makes strides in new service strategy

The Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA)’s strategy is intended to build a service culture through collaborative leadership…


Lady hikers savour the beauty of Qiloane Falls

PALESA MATSASA Qiloane Falls is located along the Makhaleng River in Setibing area, which is close to the popular M…


Where does Medigrow loyalty lies?

Way back in the fifties my grandmother received a special license to buy and use cannabis. She made a tea brew and dra…


Matlama wins MGC soccer extravaganza

Mants'onyane came to a standstill on Saturday last week during the MGC soccer extravaganza which saw Premier League te…


LDF recovers goalkeeper’s body

Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) divers have recovered a body of a 27 year-old Lerotholi Polytechnic goal keeper who allege…


Here's how AFCON 2019 is shaping up

The expanded African Cup of Nations that will feature 24 teams for the first time, take place in June/July rather than…


MCC sets eyes on roads upgrades

LINEO MABEKEBEKE Maseru City Council (MCC) will work tirelessly to ensure that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs…


Govt to revive irrigation to boost food production

STAFF REPORTER The government is set to revive irrigation schemes in the country as part of its drive to boost food…


Ailing ’Malehlohonolo Scott fails to appear in court again

An ailing ’Malehlohonolo Scott failed to appear in High Court on Tuesday last week. Presenting an application seeking h…


NUL lecturer goes ‘nuts’

Sets’abi Sets’abi, a Senior Lecturer at the National University of Lesotho (NUL), has started by planting 1500 almond …


Fight against HIV beefed up

… activists say HIV prevention combination vital to reduce prevalence STAFF REPORTERS Learning more and appropri…


NUL graduate etches his mark on international platforms

Johannesburg-based author and former National University of Lesotho (NUL) student of Pharmacy, Robert Kopano Taolana, …


Analyst says govt inconsistent on economy

According to  an economic analyst, Lesotho's current coalition government does not have consistency in what it says an…


Do or die for Likuena

The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) has called upon the nation to rally behind the senior national side Likuena an…


Teachers unions petition Lesotho parliament

NKOATE THAMAE Teachers’ trade unions petitioned the Lesotho Parliament to intervene in their grievances, in particu…


ABC tug-of-war rages on

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Teachers’ strike leaves vendors high and dry

STAFF REPORTER The intermittent teachers’ strike has left dozens of small businesses high and dry and they are like…


Mahao sets the record straight

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Opus Grand Creative Studio breaks into rare art space in Lesotho

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MPs ask public to buy them gadgets

The government will have to splash money to purchase electronic gadgets for the 120 members of parliament plus 33 memb…


FNB targets unbanked population

STAFF REPORTER In a constant move to deliver on the nationally important agenda of financial inclusion, First Nati…


Cyber security bill proposed

The need to implement Cyber Security Bill is a key for Lesotho to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ac…


Local businessman fends off Chinese competitor

When Lisema Ramokoatsi ventured into business in 1995 he did not imagine that today he would be a proud owner of a sup…


Drivers skilled in defensive driving

Skills acquired at the Defensive Driving Course should assist drivers to contribute towards the development of Lesotho…


Anti-gay laws widespread in Africa, despite gains

Lesotho approved a penal code in 2012, which scrapped a common-law regime under which sodomy had been criminalised. …


Lesotho to host Miss University Africa

In preparation for Miss University Africa which will be held in 2020, Beauty Pageant Association of Lesotho on Saturda…


Education act to be amended

The Education Act 2010 is currently under review after the Minister of Education and Training Professor Ntoi Rapapa ta…


ABC factions ordered to talk

The high court has given the two factions fighting to control the All Basotho Convention (ABC) two weeks to reach an o…


Election director suspended

The Director of Elections Dr. Letholetseng Ntsike has been suspended from her official duties effective from Monday. S…


Rapapa commends Rapapa commends principals, teachers, parents

Minister of Education and Training (MoET) has commended principals, teachers and parents for supporting learners on the…


Mahao says comrades fear he will avenge brother’s murder

The ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC)’s newly elect deputy leader, Professor Nqosa Leuta Mahao, has revealed for the …


Basotho advised to focus on desired goal

Basotho have been advised to focus on desired national goal as the country engages in broader public consultation to pu…


Post bank ploughs back

As part of its corporate social responsibility, Lesotho Post Bank (LPB) on Saturday renovated St. Barnabas High School’…


Midas Lesotho cautions motorists

Lesotho Motor Clinic (LMC) Midas Lesotho has cautioned motorists that there are fraudsters mobilizing members of the pu…


Sports ministry canvass youth for sports

The Minister of Gender and Youth, Sports and Recreation Dr. Mahali Phamotse says partnership with International Youth F…


Top 8 clash to separate men from boys

This weekend, the two venues of Maputsoe DIFA and LCS grounds will host one of the major domestic football extravaganza…


Consumer body condemns power price hike

Consumer Protection Association (CPA) has raised concern over the proposed tariff increase of 14.2 percent by the Lesot…


Shoprite cross-border remittance achieves M1-billion mark

The Shoprite Lesotho cross-border money remittance product reached the M1 billion mark in January, roughly 70 million U…


It’s not just brains, but also beauty

As NUL crowns prettiest students as Miss NUL 2019 The Netherlands Hall was abuzz with revelry as the stunning Tiisetso …


Is beauty really from within?

Weight is a serious social issue. Thick girls are a man’s best friend. Petite girls are what dreams are made of. No one…


Lesotho to open water tap for Botswana

Botswana, Lesotho and South Africa will share the cost of the construction of a 600-km water pipeline that will run fro…


ABC MPs petition Thabane

Twenty-one members of parliament, including one Senator, under the banner of the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) ha…


Bantu shutters Matlama’s hopes

A 1-0 defeat against the Econet Premier league log leaders Matlama by Bantu on Saturday at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru d…


KOLOILAND displays Fortuner 2008 Model

The best car dealer in town, Koloiland, boasting two branches in Maseru at Khubetsoana Main North 1 and at Moshoeshoe R…


Bangladesh poetry corner established

Tourism minister, Chief Joang Molapo on Saturday February 16 inaugurated the Bangladesh Poetry Corner at the State Libr…


How efficient are human rights and oversight institutions?

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Lesotho/Japan sign M19 mln project deal

STAFF REPORTER Japan will donate M19 million to Lesotho through World Food Programme (WFP) towards food aid, especi…


Husband shoots alleged wife’s lover

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Mokhothu hopes for DC return to power

Democratic Congress (DC) leader and official leader of opposition, Mathibeli Mokhothu, is hopeful that the main opposit…


Anti-corruption boss fired

The director general of anti-corruption body, Advocate Borotho Matsoso, has been fired with immediate effect on Tuesd…


Fired minister disappointed

Prime Minister Tom Thabane has fired two ministers who include his son in law, Lebohang Hlaele from law and constitutio…


Is Ntsibulane dismissed or not?

NKOATE THAMAE A high number of teachers in their trade union colours crowded the High Court on Tuesday in solidarit…


Mokhehle’s desire for liberation of Africans

NKOATE THAMAE The late Dr Ntsu Mokhehle has been remembered for his desire for freedom of Africans and his acknowle…


Church leaders assisted Scott to flee

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Mahao ABC deputy leader

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Thabane censures police brutality

STAFF REPORTER Prime Minister Tom Thabane has ordered Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli to quickly take appropria…


Judiciary in dire need of funds

Acting Chief Justice ‘Maseforo Mahase says a well-funded judicial service is the indispensable fulcrum around which an…


Teachers go on rampage

… as DDPR cannot grant certificate legalizing strike … as education ministry opposes strike, leading to legal battl…


Thabane shuffles ministers, swaps secretaries

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane has shuffled cabinet ministers and at the same time swapped principal secretaries with…


Army offer relief aid to rural based destitute sick

NKOATE THAMAE Lesotho Defense Force (LDF) on Monday hurried to a remote rural based village of Leseling to offer re…


Lioli unveil new kid

The new Lioli FC playing kit was unveiled at the ceremony held at Alliance Insurance Company in Maseru on Wednesday. S…


Bantu: We’ll fight back

Econet premier league reigning champions Bantu FC are determined to play in the next season after they were bundled ou…


Mosisili’s parting shots

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NUL develops over 30 programmes

The National University of Lesotho (NUL) has developed over 30 programmes and some have been offered a probationary ac…


Ministry steps up while teachers plan strike

STAFF REPORTERS A consultancy that is going to deal with review of structures within the public sector which includ…


Phohleli leads AD women’s league

’Manthabiseng Phohleli, deputy health minister, has been elected president of Alliance of Democrats (AD) the second bi…


Smartphone application launched against gender violence

Some local non-governmental organisations (NGOs), have launched a new smartphone application meant to enhance safety a…


Mahao supporters boo judge in court

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A fashion model who does it for career and pride

LINEO MABEKEBEKE At age 21 Makhaola Moshoeshoe ‘Mosh’ of Thabana Morena in Mafeteng is still schooling but has alre…


LHDA distances itself from job recruitment scam

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has today issued a statement distancing itself from misleading recr…


Politics worry monarch, chiefs

… As royal prayer session lays nation in God’s hands and in memory of King Moshoeshoe II Chief Masupha Seeiso has …


Engineering panel of experts appointed for water project

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), the implementing and management authority for the Lesotho Highland…


Rural electrification continues to roll

The rural electrification projects is continuing its rolled out in the country with more and more rural villages benef…


Lawyers withdrawal leaves political case in quandary

… As ABC fans turn leadership race a ‘Thabane/Mahao affair’ NKOATE THAMAE Lawyers representing All Basotho Conve…


Former LEC boss accused of fraud

SECHABA MATATIELE Former Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC) boss Mbele Hoohlo was this week in the docket at the Mas…


LGCSE sees increased grades

There has been increase in the percentages of candidates obtaining the A* to D Grades, except the C grade where there …


Can Bantu score 2 goals in Nigeria?

Bantu's CAF Confederation Cup hangs in a balance following a 2-1 loss against Nigeria's Enugu Rangers played at Setsot…


LEC looks local

Lesotho Electricity Company (LEC), a wholly owned by the government of Lesotho power supply company, says it is now di…


Fugitive soldier re-captured at Maseru border

A member of the Lesotho army, Private Moeketsi Lehlabathe, 38, No. 50601 who reportedly escaped from the army cells at …


Unhappy teachers vow to down tools again

LINEO MABEKEBEKE If teachers will have their way, the schools will not re-open on January 17 and 22 against educati…


Lesotho mulls corporate code

The Minister of Finance Dr. Moeketsi Majoro has stressed the importance of the yet to be adopted Corporate Governance …


JC results a shame

…Junior certificate pass rate drops as Maths and English ‘dololo’ KABELO MASOABI   The Minister of Educati…


Cancer experts visit Lesotho

Some cancer patients are undergoing screening at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital by the Apollo Hospital Team of Oncologists…


King Lestie pleas for nation’s renewal

In his New Year’s state message, King Letsie III has called upon the nation to commit to and embrace the construction o…


Police ‘brutality’ investigated

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Private sector gears up for reforms in 2019

Economic advisory council and national planning board are at the top of the agenda of Private Sector Foundation of Leso…


Informal traders urged to make hay while the sun shines

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Army commander apologises to newspaper

The commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Lt General Mojalefa Letsoela has apologized and withdrawn a letter of …


Army accuse reporter of spying

… but journalists are enraged by army’s strong worded and threatening letter A war of words erupted between the Lesoth…


World Bank injects millions in farming

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Pushed or jumped off sinking ship?

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Fighting HIV-AIDs in Lesotho

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Post Bank honours employees

  MASERU – Twenty employees of Lesotho Post Bank reaped the fruits of their excellent performance for 2018 when they…


M53 400 Bonanza for Likuena

Likuena skipper Mafa Moremoholo congratulated national players and the technical team for making it possible for M53 40…


Thabane blames misuse on illegal dagga

MASERU– Prime Minister Tom Thabane has altered a long held myth that matekoane, cannabis, dagga or marijuana is a bad p…


The last supper

MASERU – The early hours raid of Maseru by the then South African Defence Force (SADF) on December 9, 1982, in the inci…


What’s on the reform’s menu

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Know your status

The Mphatlalatsane project in Lesotho is integrating HIV testing into a package of interventions for caregivers of chil…


LRA opens up for public discussion on tax

LINEO MABEKEBEKE MASERU – Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA)’s two-day Tax Expo offered a bouquet of tax related issues…


LRA launches first tax expo

KABELO MASOABI MASERU – First Tax Expo dubbed Lekhetho Khotla, whose objective is to provide a platform for all stak…


‘Sankomota’ ode explores a cultural treasure

KWANELE SOSIBO   Phehello J Mofokeng’s book, Sankomota: An Ode in One Album, might be about a recording that took…


Motsusi walks out of court happy

SECHABA MATATIELE MASERU (TmgLive) - ’Mampho Motsusi walked out of courtroom a happy woman on Monday after judge ord…


Turning point!

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Absence leads to further Scott remand to February

When Lehlohonolo Scott came to court to hear his case for double murder trial this week, he found his lawyer and the pr…


Fuel shortage hits Maseru

MASERU - Fuel shortage has hit the Maseru city since Monday this week as filling stations’ pumps ran dry. Many motorist…


Dr Jonathan was a DIY man who led by example

PROFESSOR FRANCIS K. MAKOA (PhD) A typical Mosotho man, Leabua had multiple careers and/or roles largely defined by …


Suspect in school girl’s murder, cut throat and beheading on trial

KABELO MASOABI LERIBE – A man suspected to have committed a crime that shocked the country where a 14-year-old schoo…


Likuena raised AFCON hopes

MASERU - Nkau Lerotholi's second half header which separated the winner from the loser, kept the AFCON hopes burning an…


Foreign forces bid Lesotho farewell

MASERU – Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has praised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Preventive Mission…


Fuel price continue to soar

MASERU – Fuel prices are continuing to soar, on a third month since increases in September and October. The statement …


Liqhobong Mine gives back to the community

LESEO THOBAKAE BUTHA-BUTHE - Liqhobong Mining Development Company (LMDC) made a positive impact on the Kao Community…


Water project’s Phase II advance infrastructure to kick off

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II Advance Infrastructure construction at Polihali and Katse is set to…


‘Likuena face tough time’ – Maliehe

NAPO LEKHOOANA MASERU (TmgLive) – The Likuena Head Coach, Moses Maliehe, pronounced the upcoming game the toughest o…


Bantu regrets CAF early exit

MASERU - Econet Premier league reigning champions Bantu regret their past early exit and have promised to avoid a repea…


Desperate forex investors destitute

… five months gone no money, no promised 70% interests SECHABA MATATIELE MASERU (TmgLive) – A lawyer representi…


Vendors accuse municipality of corruption

MASERU – Disgruntled street vendors in Maseru city are accusing Maseru City Council (MCC) of corruption on allegation t…


Politicians exploited Khetheng’s murder

KABELO MASOABI   LERIBE – The family of slain police officer, Constable Mokalekale Khetheng, attacked the governm…


Implementation of clause 10 suspended

NAT MOLOMO MASERU - Challengers of the Clause 10 of the agreement of the Memorandum of Understanding between the gov…


Court blocks waiver for Metsing, Mokhosi

The Constitutional Court has blocked the waiver not to prosecute some politically connected suspects during the nationa…


Rethinking SADC borders: The case of Lesotho

NTHAKOANA NGATANE   Instead of endless mediation for reforms, should SADC and the AU consider a referendum to giv…


NUL launches Innovation Hub

MASERU - The National University of Lesotho (NUL) launched an Innovation Hub during the NUL Week at the main campus in …


Financial inclusion launched

MASERU - A campaign whose aim is to ensure promotion of financial inclusion from small, medium and large enterprises wa…


Massive welcome expected for Metsing

KABELO MASOABI  MASERU - The Lesotho Congress for Democracy Youth League has applauded the long waited day for their…


The Nala project brings moustache game on

Lineo Mabekebeke Maseru- Mo-Vember is celebrated in November, involving the growing of moustache during this month t…


Moleleki clarifies congress ideology

Maseru – The Leader of the House, Mr. Monyane Moleleki, explained the ideology of the congress movement during the obit…


Rapapa fumes over sex video

Kabelo Masoabi MASERU – The Minister of Education and Training Professor Ntoi Rapapa vowed to take strong action aga…


Appeal Court President inaugurated today

MASERU – The appointment of Dr Kananelo Mosito KC, as the President of Court of Appeal of Lesotho, will be affirmed tod…


Pick n Pay store removes mugs for 'maids' after outrage

BOMBI MAVUNDZA A picture of mugs labelled “The Maid” and “The Garner”, which were sold at a Pick n Pay store in Cape…


Towards the creation of a green bank

JEAN MARIE TAKOULEU   It will be called Climate Finance Facility (CFF). The bank, which will soon be launched tha…


Lehohla urges participation in reforms

MASERU - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho (DPM) Mr. Lesao Lehohla has commended Development for Peace Education …


Playhouse Company 2018 Festive Season set to wow

Coming up is the return of Woza Albert!, the Playhouse Festive Weekend, a special Christmas Celebration Concert and The…


10 Facts About HIV in Africa

NELLY GACHANJA Did you know HIV/AIDS is one of major health concern and death in many parts of Africa? Despite the c…


Finally! Metsing comes home

MASERU - Coalition of opposition parties in Parliament, have announced that following their signing of agreement with t…


Minister accused of undermining councils

MASERU - The Maseru District Community Councillors have accused the Minister of Local Government and Chieftainship Habo…


Thabane: Lesotho open for business

MASERU (TmgLive) – Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane has told the world investment forum in Switzerland on Wednes…


Butchery man charged for ‘selling’ rotten meat

NAPO LEKHOOANA MASERU (TmgLive) – A businessman of Asian origin appeared before Magistrate Court after he was caught…


DPE brings wool and mohair stakeholders together

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Mboweni suggests agriculture to take lead for economic growth

. Accountants asked to claim their space to restore fairness and answerability, to restore financial order and zero tol…


Community, mine and NGO on divergent relationship

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Scott’s judgment on November 5

MASERU - The High Court will on November 5 deliver judgement in a trial within a trial that was investigating whether i…


Phase II of water project start in November

MASERU (TmgLive) - The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded a joint venture of Sinohydro SA/Nthan…


TRC calls for criminalization of torture

MASERU (TmgLive) – Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), a local non-governmental orgnisation advocating for justice, p…


Metsing spared criminal charges

… As government make more concessions to draw opposition back to reforms MASERU (TmgLive) – The government of Lesoth…


Hippo boss in court for fraud

MASERU (TmgLive) – The former principal secretary for the ministry of agriculture, a businessman and his transport busi…


LRA gears for competence and brand recognition

LINEO MABEKEBEKE MASERU – Lesotho Revenue Authority (LRA) is gearing for competence of its staff and corporate brand…


Kamoli opposes foreign judges

Retired Lesotho army commander Lieutenant General (Lt. Gen.) Tlali Kamoli has on Tuesday told the High Court that he is…


Tourism and digital transformation

Lineo Mabekebeke Maseru- Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has marked September as t…


Agriculture tours and exhibition set for October

Bokang Mohajane The world over, agriculture and the soil play a very sacrosanct role in people’s and animals’ lives,…


AU proposes dual citizenship bill

Maseru – The Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Tsukutlane Au on Tuesday proposed the eighth amendment to the constitution’s…


Qhobo ready to protect ABC constitution

The All Basotho Convention (ABC) Youth Chairperson, at the Abia Constituency (37), Mr Keketso Qhobo says the ABC Youth …


Ramoepane to await a foreign judge

By Itumeleng Koleile Maseru – In a court session on Tuesday, it was revealed that the unavailability of the anticipa…


Mehalalitoe left for COSAFA Games

By Tšeliso Tale MASERU (TMGLIVE) -Lesotho National Senior Women’s Football Squad (Mehalalitoe) left the country on M…


Screening of ‘The Mirror’ a resounding success

Bokang Mohajane MASERU (TMGLIVE) - After much anticipation and intense logistical arrangements, the day of reckoning…


LESOTHO INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTANTS TO HOLD AGM

Maseru - This year's Lesotho Institute of Accountants' (LIA) 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Septembe…


Minister maseribane at itu telecom world 2018

Maseru – The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology, Chief Thesele Maseribane says to fast track universal …


Court gets closer to main trial against Scott

MASERU – The court on Tuesday got closer to holding the main trial in the Koalabata murder accused, Lehlohonolo Scott, …


Fokothi SRC resigns for fear of police

MASERU - The Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Lerotholi Polytechnic, commonly known as Fokothi, and a paras…


Nzenze parts ways with Matlama

DANIEL MUSETSI   Maseru (TMGLive) - Congolese attacker, Nzenze Nkulu has hit the exit door of Sea Point-based out…


Likuena beat Sihlangu back-to-back

Maseru - Lesotho senior soccer side, Likuena, completed a double over Sihlangu Semnikati of eSwatini during two interna…


Serena Williams can no longer wear her sleek jumpsuit at the French Open

PARIS - Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her sleek jumpsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis F…


Mochoboroane sees no future with ABC

Maseru – The Leader of the Movement for Economic Change (MEC), Mr. Selibe Mochoboroane says there is no hope of another…


Success driven woman

DINEO SEKESE   MASERU (TMGLive) – Miss Selemeng Amy Mokorosi is only 22. She was born and raised in Maseru West. …


Tšeli’s Reflecton of Life

Bokang Mohajane MASERU (TMGLIVE) - Nothing is more courageous than a film about living with honour, integrity, and r…


High court blocks factory workers’ salaries

Maseru - The High Court through Justice Tšeliso Monaphathi has issued an interim court order blocking the factory worke…


Lesotho gets AEAA presidency

By Itumeleng Koleile Maseru – The 36th annual Association for Educational Assessment in Africa conference last Frida…


Maliehe shipped out: political miscalculation?

MASERU – Sacking of the Tourism Minister and Conference Chairperson of the All Basotho Convention (ABC), Mr. Motlohi Ma…


Thabane calls for unity among ABC members

Maseru ‑ The leader of All Basotho Convention (ABC) and the Prime Minister of Lesotho, Dr. Thomas Thabane has called fo…


Patriotic Justice

Bokang Mohajane MASERU (TMGLIVE) - Pablo Picasso once said that, “Every child is born an artist. The problem is how …


Porsche details its electric Taycan …due in 2019

Porsche, being Porsche, does things differently. From the very first hybrid, 119 years ago, to the world’s most success…


The AEAA Conference beneficial to Lesotho

By Itumeleng Koleile Maseru – The Minister of Education and Training honorable Ntoi Rapapa said Lesotho hosts the co…


Police Commissioner speaks on Makarabo’s whereabouts

ITUMELENG KOLEILE MASERU (TMGLive) – Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli confirmed on Tuesday that although they do …


Lawyer quizzed over Makarabo’s case

MASERU - In a week of high drama in Lesotho following reappearance of Mrs. ‘Makarabo Mojakhomo, who was alleged to have…


Water Ministry fails to account for M90 million

Maseru - The Ministry of Water failed to account for M90 million that was paid to contractors who failed to complete th…


TDA to resume production of chicks

Leribe - After closing for the winter break, the Tsikoane Development Association (TDA) will from the next week start h…


Banks denies allegation of bribery over mining interest

In part two of our investigation into Arron Banks’ mining interests in Southern Africa, Channel 4 News details the tran…


Mutungamiri family speaks out

POLOKO MOKHELE   MASERU (TMGLive) - The family of former Lesotho Times editor, Mr. Lloyd Mutungamiri, says it is …


KING'S BIRTHDAY SUCCEEDS

Staff Reporter and LENA Botha-Bothe -Amid political corruption and people's disgust at dishonest politicians in Leso…


Teachers vow to down tools

POLOKO MOKHELE   MASERU (TMGLive) – Members of three teachers’ associations will not report for duty for a month,…


FC Likhopo escapes relegation

MAPUTSOE (TMGLive) – The former Lesotho Premier Champions FC Likhopo, escaped relegation on Saturday when the defeated …


Bahlabani to compete in COSAFA tourney

MASERU (TMGLive) – The Lesotho Under-17 squad (Bahlabani) will leave for Mauritius this Saturday at to compete in the U…


Magistrates defy Chief Justice’s order

Following the Chief Justice’s July 9 directive for all Magistrates countrywide to resume work with immediate effect aft…


Taxi fares up

  POLOKO MOKHELE   MASERU (TMGLive) – The minister of Transport, Prince Maliehe yesterday announced the new ta…


Mothae recovers large diamond

Mothae mine found an 89-carat yellow diamond during the current bulk sampling programme Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX…


WLSA condemns trade unions

MASERU – The Women and Law Southern Africa (WLSA) has condemned the trade unions over the song they sang last Monday du…


France honours Queen ‘Masenate

POLOKO MOKHELE   MASERU (TMGLive) – Her Majesty Queen ‘Masenate Mamohato Seeiso will today be awarded the Command…


Wool, mohair farmers blast minister

QACHA'S NEK – The Qacha's Nek Wool and Mohair Growers Association (QWMGA) are not happy with the issues regarding the b…


Taxi operators go to court

Following the statement from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport dated June 28, which stipulates that new transp…


Stock theft breaks farmer’s heart

Thaba-Tseka – A Kwazulu Natal farmer aged over 65 could not hold his tears when he lamented the story of his stolen cat…


Basotho misinformed, says BKB

Maseru - Wool and mohair brokers, BKB say they are concerned that the general public and Basotho are consistently being…


Group petitions Queen Elizabeth to get back SA land

A Lesotho group, which calls itself the “Basotho Petitioners”, has petitioned Britain's Queen Elizabeth to demand the r…


Germany crash out, Brazil progress

Holders Germany sensationally crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament'…


Woman dumps baby in pit-latrine

Maseru- A 20-year-old woman of Ketane, in Mohale's Hoek who is a Form C student at one of the schools in the area await…


'We need the king!' …Lesotho fed up with politicians' mistakes

Key findings of a survey conducted on Lesotho shows that a total of 75% of the Basotho population wants the Constitutio…


Lesotho welcomes SADC reforms, but less sure about its democracy

Basotho say they welcome the role the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has played in supporting the countr…


Two Basotho die in bus crash

Johannesburg - At least 10 people, including a bus driver, were injured and two died when a bus from Maseru overturned …


Bringing rural women to the frontline

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, recently began a sec…


Transport operators, ministry agree on fare increases

MASERU - Transport operators and Ministry of Transport have finally agreed to increase the transport fares but the actu…


AVANI Maseru gets M25m facelift

MASERU - AVANI Maseru Hotel has opened its doors after an extensive R25 million rejuvenation that include the refurbish…


Likuena ready for a fight

Maseru - Lesotho's senior soccer squad head coach Mr. Moses Maliehe says he is not worried by the comments made by eSwa…


Saharawi President visits Lesotho

Maseru - The Saharawi President and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, arrived in Maseru on We…


UNFPA commits to ending fistula

Maseru - Fistula is a serious human rights violation, a reflection of health systems’ failure, and a tragic sign of glo…


Climate smart agriculture launched

MASERU – The Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) profile will be used to make a clear investment plan for the country so as…


South Africa to launch first optical telescope

South Africa has launched its first automated optical telescope in the Northern Cape, the headquarters of the country's…


Indigenous printers call for local support

MASERU – The Indigenous Printers Association of Lesotho (IPAL) has called for support from the local market and appeale…


Chinese man joined in multimillion corruption case

Maseru - The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) has joined a Chinese national Ming Fa Chen, 43, as …


The plant from our ancestors

We must be ecstatic as a society now that the plant from our ancestors ‘Matekoane’ is a legal crop. We know that among …


Removal of Chief Justice irks Commonwealth lawyers

MASERU - The Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) and the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) as well as …


Thabane beefs up army’s air capacity

MASERU - Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane has commissioned the newly acquired Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) helicopter ni…


Mehalalitoe announce final squad for Banyana clash

MASERU – The Lesotho senior women's soccer team, popularly known as Mehalalitoe, announced the final squad ahead of the…


Lesotho to host Africa educators

MASERU – Lesotho is set to host between 300 and 350 participants in August this year who would put heads together on a …


520 youth to study how Chinese delivers services

MASERU - The government of Lesotho will send at least 520 professionals for short-term courses to China in order for th…


Mothae mine recovers 25-carat yellow diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company (ASX:LOM) has made a substantial discovery at the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho. The Aust…


AIDS related deaths reduced by 66%

MASERU - AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 66% in Lesotho since the mid-2000s due to the scale up of HIV treatme…


‘No tensions in the army’

MASERU - The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) on Monday said there are no tensions simmering between the former mutiny suspe…


‘Mama’ remembers herdboys … as chilly winter clocks in

MOKHOTLONG – In a rare consideration to recognise herdboys as part of the vulnerable groups of society, 16 herdboys wer…


Bantu crowned 2017/18 champs

MASERU - The Mafeteng-based outfit, Bantu, have been officially crowned the new Econet Premier League 2017/18 champions…


Local athletes vow to make history at Comrades Marathon

MASERU - At least 17 local distance runners were this week training hard preparing for the Comrades Marathon and have p…


Ministry of Small Business announces new regulation

Maseru - The Ministry of Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing announced that the new regulation that …


Another diamond of over 100 carats discovered

MOKHOTLONG - The FTSE small cap group said the 115 carat, top white colour Type IIa diamond is the ninth stone of over …


FNB M4 million robbery trial dates set

MASERU - The High Court has this week set December 3 to 7 this year as the hearing dates of a case where a former emplo…


Maliehe rebuffs ABC split possibilities

MASERU – A high ranking member of All Basotho Convention (ABC) who has been called on to account for his ‘untoward’ sta…


Why Prince Seeiso was likely the only foreign royal at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's wedding

Prince Seeiso and Prince Harry have worked together for more than a decade. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle steered c…


Cambodia based Jane takes no part in COSAFA Cup

MASERU - Lesotho's senior soccer squad Likuena will play without Cambodia based Ts'otleho Jane for the forth coming Cou…


The giving mothers of Leribe

LERIBE - Wives of members of parliament from Leribe district based constituencies recently handed out school shoes to 1…


AIDS related deaths reduced by 66 percent

MASERU - AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by 66 percent in Lesotho since the mid-2000s due to the scale up of HIV …


Businessman gets cocky about Sky Country issue

Maseru – The owner of Trustworthy Enterprises, which is commonly known as Sky Country Foods, that was raided by the Min…


Police to hold concert

Maseru - In an effort to fulfil the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) mandate of preventing, detecting and investig…


Mehalalitoe to face Eastern Cape Thunder Birds

Maseru – The Lesotho ladies senior soccer side, Mehalalitoe, will face Eastern Cape Thunder Birds ladies soccer side in…


Swallows scoops A-Division Top 8 cup

Maseru – The Mazenod-based Swallows FC scooped the A Division Top 8 Cup after beating Manonyane FC of Roma 3-1 during t…


2018 Roof of Africa: Local cyclists book their place

MASERU - Two Basotho, Basia 'Maseatile and Timello Tšolo, emerged among the top 100 motorcyclists at the Roof of Africa…


Cyclists clubs get bicycle donations

MASERU - Five cycling clubs drawn from Maseru, Berea, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing districts will each receive a donation …


‘Refrain from party politics,’ PS warns civil servants

MASERU - The Principal Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Public Service has urged the newly employed public servants to…


Retired judge appointed court martial judge advocate

A retired Judge of the High Court of Lesotho, Justice Winston Matanzima Maqutu, is the newly appointed Judge Advocate o…


HIV prevention roadmap 2020 launched

MASERU - The National AIDS Commission (NAC) on Monday May 14 launched the Lesotho HIV Prevention Roadmap 2020 providing…


Thabane launches national reforms programme

Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane has launched the most awaited comprehensive programme aimed at implementing nat…


Human rights experts urge media protection

Maseru - The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, David Kaye, and Rights experts from aroun…


Law Society pitch its voice in the impeachment of Chief Justice

  MASERU - The Law Society of Lesotho, through its newly elected President Advocate Tekane Maqakachane, has issued a…


Tobacco health risks to be highlighted

MASERU - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners will mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), to highlight health an…


Stakeholders review development plan

MASERU - The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) review report comes at an opportune time whe…


Govt in bid to boost wool and mohair production

QACHA’S NEK - The Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Security Dr. Nthabiseng Makoae has promised the government’s …


PFD wants grant coalition instead of early elections

MASERU – The Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) has announced that it wants a government of national unity for Lesotho a…


Informal traders applaud minister for acting tough

MASERU - Khathang Tema Baitšokoli, an association of street vendors, said they are pleased with the Minister of Trade a…


WASCO CEO quizzed by PAC on ‘dubious’ tender

MASERU – It became a long day for the Chief Executive of Water and Sewerage Company (WASCO) Mr. Lehlohonolo Manamolela …


Embattled Chief Justice speaks out

MASERU – The besieged Chief Justice (CJ) Mthomeng Majara who received a barrage of attacks and accusations from differe…


Naomi Campbell helps launch Lesotho HIV initiative

MASERU - The Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho, Monyane Moleleki, on May 8 unveiled a new tool to better manage HIV and …


Real Madrid pull out of Lewandowski deal

Real Madrid have baulked at the idea of signing the Polish international Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and have…


Bad breath says a lot

Bad breath is embarrassing! We all know. But a quick breath check can save you from more than just an awkward social si…


Calcifications

Tiny calcium deposits are sometimes seen on imaging studies of the breast, joints, blood vessels, or other tissues. How…


Lesotho, Sudan agree on counter-terrorism cooperation

KHARTOUM - Sudan and Lesotho have agreed to cooperate on regional and international issues of common concern as well as…


Court case could put Gauteng's water supply at risk

You probably haven’t heard of Mokhele Likate‚ but the Lesotho businessman is the face of a court case that puts Gauteng…


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