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Landmark police transformation on cards

By Thuso Mosabala The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has partnered with National University of Lesotho (NUL) in a landmark initiative to transform the former, MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ) has learnt. Although the arrangement is much at an embryonic stage, the Centre has observed Police Commissioner Holomo Molibeli and NUL

Village thanks Red Cross in style

By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane MOKHOTLONG – A village far from civilisation but close to God, that’s what could best describe Postola - one of the rural settlements in the Malingoaneng constituency that recently received water and sanitation facilities from the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS). Located deep in the mountain range that connects

Villagers’ agent falls victim to Kao unrest

Villagers’ agent falls victim to Kao unrest By Billy Ntaote Tseko Ratia, a man representing beleaguered communities surrounding Kao mine that is operated by the Storm Mountain Diamonds last week lost his job, allegedly for fighting for his people’s rights. Ratia, amid being an employee of the mine, is also a villager

JBCC revival hope for border woes

By Thuso Mosabala Plans are ahead for a Lesotho-South Africa development agreement to be revived in an effort to uplift Lesotho from least developed country status and also lessen perennial immigration problems experienced at the countries borders. Speaking at a 24th celebration of Freedom Day attended by Deputy Prime Minister Monyane

Magistrates mull strike

By Sechaba Mokhethi A DARK cloud hangs over the administration of justice with the magistrates mulling a strike over the government’s failure to address their long-standing welfare grievances as concerns about lack of judicial independence, MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has learnt. The protracted grievances which range from welfare disparities between magistrates

Relief for Linakeng flood victims

Red Cross offers psychosocial support to victims of the fateful March 22 taxi accident Five bodies still missing two months after the incident that shocked the nation on social media   Lerato Matheka THABA-TSEKA - ’Mabokang Marake battles to contain the pain of losing both her daughter and grandson

Talks over NUL plight begin

Lerato Matheka Funding negotiations over troubled National University of Lesotho are expected to begin tomorrow (Monday 14 May) between government and the school management. This comes after the NUL governing Council overrode the Senate’s decision to suspend final exams and all academic business on Friday. The Senate had last Monday decided to suspend

NUL future hangs in the balance

…as talks with gov’t hit a snag   Lerato Matheka The National University of Lesotho Vice Chancellor Nqosa Mahao has vowed business will remain suspended at the troubled institution pending a new decision by the school governing Council. The Council is expected to urgently sit on Friday May 11 to discuss the university’s

EU Ambassador speaks tough on Lesotho

Thuso Mosabala BREAKING: The European Union Ambassador to Lesotho Christian Manahl has called on Basotho to emulate their founder, King Moshoeshoe I, he commented for his courage to forgive his enemies, “without which the Kingdom of Lesotho would not exist today”. His Excellency Manahl was speaking at celebration of the Europe Day

NUL Exams in Limbo

…as Senate suspends business over dwindling subvention to corner gov’t for talks By Lerato Matheka The National University of Lesotho’s Senate today suspended all examination and academic activities owing to a pending plight over reduced subvention it receives from government. In a statement issued earlier today (May 7, 2018), the suspension is expected