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How Africa can manufacture to meet its own pharmaceutical needs

Why can’t Africa manufacture the medicines it needs? The COVID-19 pandemic exposed Africa’s inadequate capabilities and capacity to manufacture and supply essential drugs and personal protective equ…


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COVID-19 crisis amplifies the urgency for economic diversification in Africa

Africa’s low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent’s economic fragility. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries’ over-dependence on a sin…


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Is your personal mission statement changing?

Companies have developed mission statements for years. It helps guide them by defining who they are and why they do what they do. Coca-Cola’s mission statement, for example, is “To refresh the world.…


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Moving From An Egosystem To An Ecosystem And Creating Lesotho Inc (Part 2)

Last week I introduced the work of Professor Otto Scharmer of the Presencing Institute and MIT Sloan School of Business. Professor Scharmer’s work brings awareness around the egosystems that we have …


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How Do We Adjust Lesotho’s Economy to a Post-COVID-19 Reality? Part 2

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has issued several policy briefs on COVID-19 in the context of the Future of Work discussions that were already being had by this body well before the pand…


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How Do We Adjust Lesotho’s Economy to a Post-COVID-19 Reality? Part 1

It is a trite fact that our economy was already in the doldrums before the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4x4 government had seen to that. A government that mopped up whatever reserves we had with alarming s…


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The Lesotho Economy and Its Discontents

Warm greetings fellow Basotho and our guests from faraway lands who reside in our beautiful Mountain Kingdom! I am privileged to have been offered this platform to contribute to the national conversa…


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Challenging cultural norms in Lesotho

MASERU - The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and given rise to a new, deeply concerning wave of rape culture in Lesotho. Although the true extent is not known yet, we have noticed concerning reports th…


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AU study: COVID-19 could cost Africa $500 billion, damage tourism and aviation sectors

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of COVID-19, according to a new study by the African Union. Released in early April, the study found that for…


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A call for a Pan-African roadmap Book

Many books on Africa’s development often paint a dystopian picture of a continent heading towards a cliff-edge. But in the recently-published Africa’s Critical Choices: A Call for a pan-African Roadm…