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2018-01-15 Giant Diamond Found in Lesotho
[Deutsche Welle] One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.

2018-01-12 Mining Bill Falls Short - Lawyer
[Lesotho Times] The government is currently reviewing the country's mining legislation in order to ensure that these laws enable the mining sector to significantly contribute to the country's socio economic development.

2018-01-12 In Anticipation of a Better 2018 Focus
[Lesotho Times] Time sets its own pace. Talks: either about talks or reforms, have their timing set by humans. The later have a potential to drift into the future if planners and key actors so wish or are not adequately/properly focused. There is a call of duty for patriots to continuously remind all about what is of public interest. Time never waits. The next election is already on the horizon: five years is too brief for our unstable Kingdom. Meanwhile suggestions/ideas for this voyage of rediscovery will continue to po

2018-01-12 Govt Identifies Drivers of Development Plan
[Lesotho Times] THE government of Lesotho has identified manufacturing, tourism, technology and agriculture as the four pillars that will drive economic growth under the second National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II).

2018-01-12 ConCourt to Hear Mokhothu Case
[Lesotho Times] THE Constitutional Court will convene on Monday 15 January, to hear a case in which the deputy leader of the Democratic Congress (DC), Mathibeli Mokhothu is fighting to keep benefits as official leader of opposition in the National Assembly.

2018-01-12 Independent Quality Assurance Needed
[Lesotho Times] The physical quality and appearance of water can affect its acceptability to consumers and plunge communities into crisis. Because safe water plays a pivotal role in ensuring human health and wellbeing, its accessibility, sustainability of supplies and quality is of paramount importance.

2018-01-12 President Gets Message From Lesotho Prime Minister
[ANGOP] Luanda -A message from the Prime Minister of Lesotho was delivered on Thursday in Luanda by the country's chief of diplomacy, Lesego Makgothi, to the President of the Republic, João Lourenço.

2018-01-12 Makhooane Signs for Matlama
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO international Kananelo Makhooane who last year put his football career on hold to focus on his studies in China is raring to return to action after signing a short term contract with his home team, Matlama.

2018-01-09 ‎Lawyer Who Spearheaded Lagos Hijab Case Is Dead
[Premium Times] The lawyer who was at the forefront of the fight to reinstate the use of hijab in public schools in Lagos State has died.

2018-01-02 Reforms to Top Govt's 2018 Agenda
[Lesotho Times] THE envisaged multi-sectoral reforms will top the government's priority list for 2018 and will be implemented "whether the opposition likes it or not".

2018-01-03 Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho Mr. Sun Xianghua Attends Donation Ceremony With Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Thabane
[Focac] On 14 December 2017, H. E. Dr. Sun Xianghua attended the hand-over ceremony of medical equipments and medicines donation by the 12th Chinese Medical Team and the Jo-Jo water tanks donation by the China-Lesotho People to People Friendship Action Fund (CLPPFAF).

2018-01-02 Spotlight On Urban Planning
[Lesotho Times] INCREASING urban populations need to be harnessed for economic development through structured settlements to prevent vulnerabilities to disease outbreaks and man-made disasters.

2018-01-02 Mahaos Take On Mosisili, Metsing
[Lesotho Times] THE family of slain former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lieutenant-General Maaparankoe Mahao wants former premier Pakalitha Mosisili and others to compensate them for his 25 June 2015 assassination by his erstwhile army colleagues.

2017-12-21 Internet Connection Will Improve Service Delivery-Comms Minister
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Minister of Communications, Science and Technology says internet connection in the community councils' offices will help improve service delivery.

2017-12-21 National Assembly Reopens in Mid January
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The National Assembly will reopen on January 17, 2018 as part of the government initiative to allow Members of Parliament to discuss reforms processes.

2017-12-22 Lesotho - Angolan Defense Minister Visits Maseru
[ANGOP] Maseru -The Angolan minister of National Defense, Salviano de Jesus Sequeira, arrived in Maseru, Lesotho on Thursday for a 24-hour visit during which he should maintain contact with the military staff of the SADC Prevention Mission for this country (SAPMIL).

2017-12-22 Lesotho - Angolan President Sends Message to SADC Troops
[ANGOP] Maseru -A message of congratulation and exhortation from the Angolan President, João Lourenco, on the occasion of the festive season, was transmitted Thursday to the Angolan troops of the SADC Prevention Mission to Lesotho (SAPMIL).

2017-12-22 Home Affairs Extends Working Hours
[Kingdom of Lesotho] The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended working hours in its departments of the Immigration Services, Passport Services and the National Identity and Civil Registry (NICR) in an effort to offer services to Basotho.

2017-12-18 Amajimbos End Runners-Up in Lesotho
[Sascoc] The Amajimbos national men's U17 select football side took silver at the Four Nations tournament in Maseru, Lesotho at the weekend.

2017-12-18 Cosafa U-20 Title Goes to South Africa
[Independent (Kampala)] Kitwe, Zambia -South Africa 2 Lesotho 1; Egypt 3 Uganda 1

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