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2017-07-24 Mamoepe 'An Avid Communicator and Diplomat', Says Lesotho
[News24Wire] The Lesotho government and opposition officials have reportedly hailed the late struggle activist and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa as "an avid communicator and diplomat".

2017-07-24 LCD Polls Challenge Takes New Turn
[Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho Congress for Democracy's (LCD) petition seeking the nullification of the 3 June 2017 elections results for four constituencies has taken a new turn with the party withdrawing its complaint in two constituencies and offering to pay the costs of suit to the respondents.

2017-07-24 Lioli Appoint Jesus As Technical Director
[Lesotho Times] FORMER premier league champions Lioli's newly elected committee has swiftly moved to appoint former Sandawana coach, Antonio Jesus Flores as the club's technical director.

2017-07-24 Makhethe Retires
[Lesotho Times] ATTORNEY-GENERAL (AG) Tsokolo Makhethe's tenure of office ends on 29 August 2017, capping a career of more than three decades in the legal profession.

2017-07-24 Fired Cops Recalled
[Lesotho Times] ACTING Police Commissioner Keketso Monaheng has recalled 21 Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) officers who were sacked for various reasons by Commissioner Molahlehi Letsoepa.

2017-07-17 Zagro Deejays Drop Debut Album
[Lesotho Times] ZAGRO Deejays' debut offering which is set for release next month could take the local entertainment scene by storm, if the rave reviews for the first single on social media and radio stations are anything to go by.

2017-07-17 Nyovest Billed for Lesotho Tour
[Lesotho Times] Multi-award winning South African rapper Cassper Nyovest will bring his Thuto Album Tour to Lehakoe Recreation Club in Maseru on 28 July.

2017-07-10 Pioneering Electronic Visa Program Aimed to Increase Tourism and Investment
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Lesotho is the only independent nation in the world with its entire land mass above 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). Now the country, with a population of 2.1 million and a surface area the size of Belgium, has another distinction -- a top-tier electronic visa program, joining only 13 other countries on the continent, according to the African Development Bank's Visa Openness Index.

2017-07-10 Firm Clinches M445m Water Project Deal
[Lesotho Times] A LOCAL company, LYMA Consulting Engineers has made history after being part of a consortium that was awarded a lucrative M445 million contract for the design and construction supervision of the Polihali Dam.

2017-07-10 Minister Vows to Revive Cooperatives Sector
[Lesotho Times] THE government has committed to foster the development of cooperatives at schools and tertiary educational institutions as part of interventions to ensure such enterprises are sustainable.

2017-07-10 Battle for Senate Leadership
[Lesotho Times] A SPECIAL Senate meeting to elect the upper house's president, vice-president and swearing in members has been postponed for the third time at the 11th hour amid allegations the delay was meant to allow the coalition government to weigh in on the candidate for the presidency.

2017-07-09 'Big Cabinet No Guarantee for Stability'
[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Thomas Thabane was inaugurated on 16 June 2017, with 22 ministers and four deputy ministers sworn-in a week later.

2017-07-08 Opposition Party Lays Into Civil Society
[Lesotho Times] THE Democratic Congress (DC) says civil society organisations are "turning a blind eye" to the brutal killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's wife, Lipolelo, with the party repeating their unfounded allegation that it was an inside job to prevent her from becoming first lady.

2017-07-08 New Twist to Police Promotions Saga
[Lesotho Times] THE ongoing saga over the promotions of some Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) members has taken a new twist with 36 of them dragging Acting Police Commissioner Keketso Monaheng to the High Court for stopping the payment of their updated salaries until the legitimacy of their promotions has been ascertained.

2017-07-08 Govt to Prioritise Ease of Business
[Lesotho Times] TRADE and Industry Minister, Tefo Mapesela has promised to improve operations at the One-Stop Business Facilitation Centre (OBFC).

2017-07-05 Warriors Out to Tame Crocodiles in Cosafa Semi-Final Clash
[The Herald] As Zimbabwe brace for their COSAFA Castle Cup semi-final clash against Lesotho tonight, the Warriors are having to grapple with fatigue from a congested fixture programme that has come with their progress in the tournament.

2017-07-04 Malnutrition Battle Far From Over
[Lesotho Times] CRYING helplessly in a hospital bed, *Paballo looks more like a three-month old infant than the 10-month old baby that he is.

2017-07-03 Lesotho Taxi Drivers Help Lead Fight Against HIV
[Al Jazeera] Maseru -Tsitso Mokale drives down Moshoeshoe Road in his black taxi with a yellow stripe, scanning the pavement for potential passengers.

2017-07-02 Brave Warriors Knocked Out of Cosafa Cup
[Namibian] Namibia crashed out of the Cosafa Cup in the quarter-finals by five goals to four to Lesotho in a penalty shootout following a goalless draw in regulation time on Saturday.

2017-06-30 Bumper Harvest Forecast for Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO faces a food security respite this year due to a marked upsurge in both the area planted and yields for maize, sorghum and wheat, a Bureau of Statistics (BOS) report has revealed.

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