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The 1982 Maseru Massacre remembered

It was in the early hours of the morning of the December 9 December, 1982, when we heard what sounded like machine gun fire and explosions, we all woke up, unsure of what could be happening.


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Lesotho at the crossroads

Lesotho is a garment manufacturing hub in southern Africa, and has attracted manufacturing firms from South Africa on account of cheaper labour and a more business-friendly environment. However, the …


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Does advertising pay? Money transfers for the unbanked people of Lesotho

This article reviews various platforms in which the ‘unbanked’ people in Lesotho access money, assuming money being sent from outside Lesotho and it doesn’t include mobile money send via cell phones.…


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One hour funeral service…No uncles, no neighbours!

I was privileged to attend a funeral service for an individual who was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness movement and since this was the first time I was part of a service led by this group I went th…


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Will there be space left for my burial plot…?

MASERU - Many people would never want to think beyond the day after tomorrow, when they will finally depart from the world of the living, to the destiny of their belief or spiritual aspiration. Death…


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LCCI warns of lucrative EU market

MASERU - Lesotho agricultural products have a big market in the European market because they are organic, the Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has revealed. An LCCI youth mentor, Lese…


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Experts aim to transform agriculture sector

MASERU – Food insecurity remains a huge challenge for Lesotho with one quarter of the population estimated to be malnourished, equating to about 475 000 people.


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Basotho want food, not political changes or elections

MASERU - A vast number of Basotho could find themselves living much below the poverty line if the current political situation in the country continues, where government stability is in question and t…


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Preparing Africa’s graduates for today’s jobs

Experts call for modernising school curricula to match a rapidly changing labour market Africa Renewal reports that many Africans with advanced qualifications are finding their university degrees…


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Countries propose treaty to end corporate impunity

Preventing and regulating violations of human rights by transnationals When Ecuadorian diplomat Luis Gallegos first proposed a “Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights,” according to Africa Ren…