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Police Commissioner responds to Amnesty International, TRC

By Thuso Mosabala Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Commissioner Holomo Molibeli has expressed concern over the disappearance of 'Makarabo Mojakhomo who disappeared from police custody on the May 31, 2018. In an interview with MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ), Commissioner of Police Holomo Molibeli said they “are deeply concerned as the

Mine dispute costs Lesotho M3 billion

Govt could pay another M3 billion if it loses court battle with Swissbourgh  By Billy Ntaote A protracted international investment dispute that has lasted 28 years between the Lesotho government and a South African owned diamond mining company, Swissbourgh, has cost the country a whopping close to M3 billion in legal

Show us the money!

I took a break from Facebook recently due to the antics on one Mokena Nhlapho and his band of followers. While I will not be burdening myself with discussing the rape allegations against him as that is a matter for the courts, I am very much interested at one specific debate

EU fires another reforms shot

By Thuso Mosabala The European Union Ambassador to Lesotho Christian Manahl has fired another shot on the country’s coveted but stalled reforms process, this time calling for the opposition to stop nagging. Speaking at the Transformation Resource Centre’s dialogue on security sector reform last week Thursday, His Excellency Manahl appealed to the

America promises HIV cure

By Lerato Matheka The American government, through the President’s Emer­gency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has announced plans to develop an HIV vac­cine and a cure. “We’re laying the groundwork for eventually eliminating HIV, as we develop a vaccine and a cure,” US AIDS Ambassador Deborah L. Birx announced this week. The world

Lesotho lauded for positive strides in HIV

By Lerato Matheka Lesotho’s HIV incidence has decreased by almost 50 percent in the last few years, the Ameri­ca-based Aids Ambassador Deb­orah L Birx revealed this week. A world renowned medical expert and leader on HIV/Aids issues, Dr Birx is the coordina­tor of the United States Govern­ment Activities to Combat HIV/ AIDS

Fokothi probes missing M32million

By Lerato Matheka The Lerotholi Polytechnic (LP) has instituted an internal audit of its financial books dating from as far back as 2007 following revelations of a missing M32 million, the MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has learnt. The audit comes two months after parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) ordered the institution,

Mine waste pollutes exported water

By Billy Ntaote A parliament sanctioned task-team has recently exposed shocking details of how Kao mine spilled 25 000 litres of waste into Kao River and down to Malibamatšo, contaminating Lesotho’s lucrative “white gold” downstream into Katse Dam. On December 14, 2016, a sewage pond built by Kao mine, that is operated by

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

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