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2017-09-19 'Motšomotšo Assassins Were Not Alone'
[Lesotho Times] Last week's assassination of Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso by his subordinates plunged Lesotho into yet another security crisis.

2017-09-19 Population Passes Two Million Mark
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO'S population breached the two million mark for the first time in the country's history, the preliminary results of the 2016 Population and Housing Census (PHC) show.

2017-09-19 Army Hands Motšomotšo Suspect to Police
[Lesotho Times] THE military police have handed over to the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) an army officer of the rank of major to assist them with investigations into the assassination of army commander, Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motsomotso.

2017-09-19 NUL Showcases Products Range
[Lesotho Times] THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub recently unveiled four new products including sorghum biscuits and soap.

2017-09-19 HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558).

2017-09-19 Famo Turf Wars Rock Malealea
[Lesotho Times] THE Malealea community in the Matelile area of Mafeteng district say they are living in fear of the deadly clashes among rival Famo gangs that have spawned reprisals and revenge killings.

2017-09-19 DPP Resists Forced Leave
[Lesotho Times] LAW and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Lebohang Hlaele, and his principal secretary, 'Mole Khumalo, held a crisis meeting late yesterday after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Leaba Thetsane, resisted their decision to send him on forced leave.

2017-09-19 Shooting Suspects Were Beaten to Death
[Lesotho Times] Two of the four men who broke into the home of a 23 year old entrepreneur before shooting him, were beaten to death by some members of the Thaba Bosiu Hajobe community.

2017-09-19 Minister Appoints LNDC Board
[Lesotho Times] TRADE and Industry Minister, Tefo Mapesela, has appointed new board members to the Lesotho National Development Corporation (LNDC) despite a pending court case in which the minister was interdicted from appointing a new board.

2017-09-19 Soldiers 'Stalk' Cops Probing Murders
[Lesotho Times] THE officer commanding Maseru police urban region, Senior Superintendent Api Letsie, says he received reports that some members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) relentlessly followed his subordinates investigating the death of two army officers in May this year.

2017-09-19 Rugby - All Set for International Rugby Festival
[Lesotho Times] THE Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FRL) says all is set for next weekend's Maseru International Sevens tournament at Setsoto Stadium.

2017-09-19 Crime Briefs
[Lesotho Times] Qacha's Nek

2017-09-19 LNOC Appeals to CAS
[Lesotho Times] THE Lesotho National Olympic Committee (LNOC) has appealed against the arbitration ruling by Advocate Monaheng Rasekoai directing them to hold fresh elections.

2017-09-19 Judges Satisfied With Ultimate Awards Entries
[Lesotho Times] JUDGES of the Ultimate Music Awards (UMAs) have expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of entries for this year's competition.

2017-09-19 Masapo Laughs All the Way to the Bank
[Lesotho Times] LOCAL comedian, Tsepo "Masapo" Mpiti says he feels like a winner in the aftermath of his nomination for the Savanna Pan-African Comic of the Year Award which has garnered him more bookings and a fatter pay cheque.

2017-09-19 Denim and Sneakers Bash Welcomes Spring
[Lesotho Times] AFRO Sounds has lined up a Denim and Sneakers event which will see the best dressed reveller walk away with M1000 at Maseru Central Park on 23 September.

2017-09-19 Learners Receive Book Donations
[Lesotho Times] GRADE one pupils from Iketsetseng and Mejametalana Primary Schools recently received colouring books from Little Feet Foundation.

2017-09-19 Murder, Politicians and Rebellious Soldiers
[Lesotho Times] AS I travel around the world and in interact on social media, the constant question I tend to be asked is why do incidents like the killing of the commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) last week happen? People have often also asked why when murder is such a horrendous crime, there is a pattern of protecting the culprits in Lesotho?

2017-09-19 Alliance Francaise Hosts Poets
[Lesotho Times] Bangladesh-born poet, Hassan Masum, conducted a creative writing workshop for nine local poets at Alliance Francaise in Maseru this past week as part of efforts of ensuring growth and continuity in poetic expression.

2017-09-19 Political Violence Unleashes 'Reign of Terror' - Opposition
[VOA] The June 2017 elections were supposed to soothe the troubled politics of Lesotho, a tiny enclave surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It was the third poll in five years, after two successive coalitions collapsed amid vicious infighting and meddling from the army.

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