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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…


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Africa’s megacities, a magnet for investors

Yet increasing population growth challenges authorities Megacities, cities with a population of at least 10 million, are sprouting everywhere in Africa. Cairo in Egypt, Kinshasa in the Democrat…


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Mbeki leads CWealth observers for Malawi elections

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki is to lead Commonwealth Observer Group for Malawi elections, a group has been appointed to observe the 2019 Malawi Tripartite elections. Mbeki is the seco…


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Metsing pleas for unity govt again

The leader of the opposition Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), Mothejoa Metsing, has pleaded for the establishment of a transitional and unity government that will work on pluralistic reforms, es…


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Mochoboroane calls for Thabane to quit

Opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) leader Selibe Mochoboroane has urged All Basotho Convection (ABC) supporters to advise their leader Prime Minister Dr Thomas Motsoahae Thabane to resign…


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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. The country also initiated a process in 2016 to decriminalise same-sex marriag…


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If gold rusts, what will the iron do?

It is hard to believe the information revealed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week that political parties have failed to account for about M12 million, which they are allocated as fundin…


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Hard times require astute steps

Although any country is not legally bound to take action based on the observation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), economic circumstances force countries to abide by their cautions as if the…


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Can civil society lead Lesotho to reforms?

Since 2014, when almost everybody with interest in Lesotho began to accept the earlier call by civil society on the need for reforms, Basotho have been eager for the day they would speak their minds …


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Who will lead Renamo?

Following the death of Afonso Dhlakama, who will succeed him as head of the Mozambican party Renamo? The son of a chief and then commander of a guerrilla army, Afonso Dhlakama maintained very tight p…