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Water woes cripple childbirth services in Qacha

‘Majirata Latela and Sechaba Mokhethi QACHA’S NEK – Rife water shortages in Qacha’s Nek have posed a major setback to childbearing services in the district, affecting mostly communities covered by Sacred Heart Christ the King and Sekake health centres. Both health centres have since shutdown waiting mothers’ shelters and limited new-born delivery

Ticking Time Bomb in Kolo

. . . as villagers’ houses on verge of collapse due to mining activities MNNCIJ Reporters Mafeteng – FOR 52-year-old ’Mamokuena Bulane, it is only a matter of time before one of her two cracked houses collapses because of operations at the nearby Reskol diamond mine in Kolo, Ha-Petlane. Ms Bulane says the two

Tebellong Hospital suffers neglect scare

Sechaba Mokhethi and ‘Majirata Latela QACHA’S NEK – Situated across 2,092 km Senqu River and opposite Ha Sekake in Qacha’s Nek, Tebellong Hospital is facing harsh service delivery challenges with women delivering babies by the side of the river, referrals done on rowboats at night and doctors performing caesarean section under

Storm over expo

As TEN dismisses two of its directors amid embezzlement allegations By ’Mamphana ’Molotsi In the wake of an intensified feud stemming from allegations of funds misuse among organisers of the much-sponsored Lesotho Entrepreneurship Expo 2017 edition, The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) has issued two of its executive directors with dismissal letters. Attorney Nonnie Da

Yan Xie Must Go: Analyst

By Prof Mafa Sejanamane Professor Mafa Sejanamane You must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place, oblige it to control itself.― James Madison, The Federalist Papers Overview The relationship between the government and the people can be as simple as Madison’s, one of the founders of the United

Solar project in limbo over compensation

. . . affected Mafeteng villagers uncertain of terms for M400m venture Sechaba Mokhethi UNCERTAINTY over the compensation that villagers are to receive for the loss of their farmland has cast a shadow over preparations for Lesotho’s first solar power plant in Mafeteng district. Twenty-three residents from three villages in the Mafeteng area

Workers suffer brunt of ‘closed’ budget

By Billy Ntaote and Mamello Mokaeane Lesotho’s national budget is often a mixed bag of aspirations if not a wish-list by government in its pursuit of development of its people. In modern day budget formulations, expectations are growing among the ordinary citizenry to partake in the process, which has however been the

Qacha’s maternal ordeal

As due pregnant woman is turned away from clinic ’Majirata Latela and Sechaba Mokhethi QACHA’S NEK – When 17-year old Elelloang Ramosoeu realised she was pregnant last year (2016) she panicked, wondering how her mother was going to react. Despite having committed a “sin” by falling pregnant underage (at 16-years), Elelloang was quite

Voting begins in Qacha’s Nek

By Sechaba Mokhethi Qacha’s Nek – Despite minor challenges experienced ahead of polls, voting was able to begin smoothly with voters determined to make 85 percent target turnout possible. The Lesotho chapter of Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA Lesotho) was able to observe the election processes as they unfolded at Hermitage

Police pathologist quits over Khetheng

. . . alleges harassment and non-payment for services rendered By Lekhetho Ntsukunyane MASERU – A pathologist contracted to conduct post-mortem examinations for the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has quit. The surgeon is unhappy after he was allegedly implicated in the murder of Police Constable Mokalekale Khetheng. The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism