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By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 10:29 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
Commissioner, Khothatso Tšooana

  Keiso Mohloboli Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Commissioner Khothatso Tšooana left  the country on Thursday allegedly after receiving information that members of the Lesotho Defence Force planned to arrest him. Commissioner Tšooana (37) yesterday told the Sunday Express that after hearing about Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao’s fatal shooting that afternoon by LDF members, he took […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 09:49 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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  Lekhetho Ntsukunyane Court of Appeal President Kananelo Mosito yesterday denied that he had fled the country, allegedly after receiving death threats. Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Express from “abroad” yesterday, Dr Mosito said he left Lesotho “for a holiday” and not for fear of being killed. “I have not received any messages or warnings […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 09:35 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gestures during a press conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Ban says the latest "very sobering" assessment of the World Bank underscores the world's economic problems. The world should act with great urgency and compassion to ease economic distress. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

  Lekhetho Ntsukunyane The United Nations (UN), American government and African Union have condemned the fatal shooting of former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Maaparankoe Mahao. Brigadier Mahao (47) was gunned down by LDF members as he left his farm in Mokema on Thursday afternoon. The army has since said Brigadier Mahao was shot during […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 09:34 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
Major Bulane Andrew Sechele

  Tefo Tefo Major Bulane Andrew Sechele on Friday told Justice Semapo Peete that former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Maaparankoe Mahao was shot by LDF members in Mokema the previous day. Major Sechele had been asked by Justice Peete circumstances which led to the death of Brigadier Mahao (47) at his home in Mokema […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 09:32 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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  …how former army commander was killed as his nephews watched in horror   Keiso Mohloboli He was leaving his farm in Mokema when three four-wheel-drive vehicles trapped him. One of the 4x4s was blocking him from the front, the other at the back while the third had been parked alongside his own truck. Realising […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 09:23 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
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  Billy Ntaote The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has sent a high-powered six-member delegation to Lesotho on a fact-finding mission. The team comprises defence ministers and their army commanders from South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe and their visit follows the African Union Summit held on 16 June in Sandton, South Africa. The Summit undertook […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 08:12 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
Lesotho College of Education (LCE) students embarked in an illegal strike on Monday after their first allowances were delayed (1)

  Motsamai Mokotjo PRIME Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has called on management at institutions of higher learning to nip “partisan political activities” in the bud, saying they were inimical to Lesotho’s development. The premier made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf on Friday by Education and Training Minister Mahali Phamotse during the Lesotho […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 08:34 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Limpho Sello THE United States Embassy in Lesotho, through its US Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund, awarded six schools and one training centre with grants worth $54 000 (about M655 000) on Thursday at the American embassy in Maseru. The US Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund provides grants to community groups in Lesotho that are working […]

By Sunday Express On 28 Jun, 2015 At 08:26 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 0 Comments
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  Motsamai Mokotjo and Tšepiso Secker AMID the relief over the likely renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) by the United States Congress for another 10 years, ‘Malehlohonolo Ramarou’s struggle for survival continues. Ms Ramarou (35) is among the approximately 40 000 Basotho eking out a living in Lesotho’s textile sector which […]

By Sunday Express On 21 Jun, 2015 At 11:13 AM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments
Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Minister Thabiso Litšiba chats with a trader during his tour on Thursday.

  Motsamai Mokotjo INFORMAL traders have called on government to secure their stalls and look for markets for their products for them to progress into the formal sector. This was said during a tour by Small Business Development, Cooperatives and Marketing Minister, Thabiso Litšiba, of bus stops and vendors’ markets in Maseru on Thursday. The […]