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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…


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What is the future of poverty in Africa?

The global burden of poverty is highly concentrated in Africa, with more than 150 million people living in extreme poverty in just two countries - Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a…


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Africa’s future in the fighting of Climate Change

Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change. We must not jeopardize Africa’s future in the name of fighting Climate Change Organizations ranging from the World …


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Duduzane Zuma leads the way as a hero to students populace

The recent "good deed" by the son of former ANC and the Republic President Cde Jacob Zuma, has touched my heart because since I started and committed myself in helping out young people, the worse and…


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Independence and efficiency of human rights oversight institutions in Lesotho

There is no autonomy and efficiency in the founding statues of the institutions. In several cases Lesotho has indicated weakness in fulfilling its mandate of protecting human rights. The country has …


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Development assistance, a wheel to Basotho nation’s poverty

Politicians know this truth and for them aid is their political backing - a weapon they use to buy votes and open doors for the few powerful but at what cost? A question everyone should ask is why a …


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Will the effects of this education monkey wreck in the works ever be restored?

The impediments of the 2019 school calendar as a result of the teachers’ strike which obstructed education, became evident with the low quality of results obtained in the majority of schools. This on…


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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 …