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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…


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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 …