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MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism’s Digital News Project has an internship program for Marketing positions open starting from March 2020.

The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism, invites applications from business and marketing, graduates and or students interested undergo a six-month internship with the Centre’s Digital News Project. The Digital News Project is a profit making arm of the MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism. It is meant to cultivate, enhance and promote

MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism has a Digital News Project internship for journalists open Starting from March 2020

The MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (MNNCIJ), invites applications from journalists and aspiring journalists to undergo a six-month journalism internship with the Centre’s Digital News Project. This Digital News Project is meant to cultivate, enhance and promote journalism in Lesotho. The interns will learn, through practice with the Centre, skills and

Lesotho turns to own coffers to fund AU games

SECHABA MOKHETHI The Lesotho government is to slash its M2.45-billion budget for an “ambitious and fancy” stadium development after scrapping guarantees to a little-known private South African financier, according to a well-placed government source. The source said the cash-strapped government would now provide all the funding and that in consultations with the sports ministry it had talked

Exclusive: Stadium construction guarantees cancelled

Lesotho ministry of finance cancels M2.45-billion funding deal and slams obscure South African financier SECHABA MOKHETHI The ministry of finance has cancelled government guarantees securing M2.45-billion in loans from a little-known South African company, Property 2000. The loans were to be issued for the construction of a stadium, an indoor sports arena and athletes village as Lesotho prepares to

Grissag behind Lesotho’s M2.4-billion loan guarantee rumpus

Moneylender caught up in SA’s state capture inquiry is behind controversial Lesotho loan      SECHABA MOKHETHI Property 2000, the South African developer earmarked to lend M2.45-billion to three Lesotho building contractors, is simply a middleman sourcing funds from other investors, including the obscure Grissag AG, a company previously linked to shady deals. The Lesotho ministry of finance has cancelled

Questions over contractors in M2.4-billion stadium deal

Were political supporters favoured in a deal that was pushed through despite red flags?   SECHABA MOKHETHI The government has dished out a M2.45-billion stadium deal to a group of contractors that includes two senior members of the Alliance of Democrats (AD), a long-standing contact of AD sports minister Mahali Phamotse, and a relative-cum-business-associate of two men convicted

Foreign judges: A headache for Lesotho’s murder trials

KEISO MOHLOBOLI / NKOSANA DLAMINI / TUMISANG SERAME Maseru/Harare—When the Lesotho authorities decided to hire foreign judges to steer ongoing high-profile murder trials involving former high-ranking Lesotho Defence Force personnel, little did they know that they were dragging an ant-infested log into the courtroom. Charles Hungwe, the Zimbabwean judge who was in January 2019 hired

3-year toddler sudden unexplained death shock family

Allegations of use of corporal punishment surface against Tiny Tots schools KEISO MOHLOBOLI It was only his sixth day at Tiny Tots Pre-School when mysterious tragedy befell a three-year-old Bohlokoa Qhobosheane on January 14. The tragedy led to Bohlokoa’s demise the next day while doctors were trying to attend to him. In an exclusive interview with MNN Centre for Investigative

Bid to overturn dubious M380-million ‘Chinese’ tender

BILLY NTAOTE A group of companies that lost the M380-million Mpilo Boulevard upgrade tender to a Chinese-led joint venture has filed an urgent court bid for the tender award to be overturned. And their lawyer has told the court that there was evidence of official interference in the tender process that “bordered on corruption”. The tender has been shrouded in

Hostile Kao villagers muddle through

as peace talks between Storm Mountain Diamonds and Kao mine neighbouring communities awaitMine and community speak of raging challenges and solutions in the pipeline BILLY NTAOTE MATIISETSO MOSALA Long protracted conflict between the Storm Mountain Diamonds operated mine and neighbouring communities in Kao villages seem to have its end drawing nearer amid pending