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Payment uproar over award winning film

By Lerato Matheka The Forgotten Kingdom’s writer and director Andrew Mudge faces a possible lawsuit if allegations of his failure to pay Basotho actors featured in the multi award-winning film are anything to go by. MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ) has learnt of a recent plot by the disgruntled local actors

Army ‘victims’ claim M30 million

By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane Families of the three men who were reportedly kidnapped, killed and dumped in the Mohale Dam by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) are collectively demanding M30 million compensation from the army commander. Lekhoele Noko, Molise Pakela and Khothatso Makibinyane were allegedly strangled by the army elements at

SAPMIL trains Lesotho police on intelligence

By Thuso Mosabala The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) together with the police component of the SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL) on Monday (June 18) launched a two-week crime intelligence training programme aimed to empower the country’s women and men-in-blue at the Police Training College (PTC). Speaking at the launch, the

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

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

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