Lesotho

Thu, 23 Sep 2021 13:01:00 GMT
Conversations Through Time - Spotlight On the Work of Lesotho Artist Samuele Makoanyane
[Daily Maverick] The work of Lesotho artist Samuele Makoanyane (1909-1944) has been reclaimed in an innovative new project led by Ledelle Moe, a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University's Visual Arts Department: 'Samuele Makoanyane - A Woman Playin...

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:15:12 GMT
Makhakhe Crashes Out of Jozi Open
[Lesotho Times] Tennis sensation, Neo Makhakhe, crashed out of the ongoing Jozi Open Tournament after losing 2-1 to South African, Da-Niel Kotze, on Sunday.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:13:48 GMT
Elections Are Done, Now to the Real Work
[Lesotho Times] The Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) held its presidential elections last weekend and president Salemane Phafane retained his post for the fifth time in a row.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:24:53 GMT
Govt Rewards Athlete Khotlele
[Lesotho Times] The government has pledged to reward Lesotho's only athlete in the just ended Paralympics, Litsitso Khotlele, with M20 000 for her efforts during the games.

Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:17:07 GMT
Cosmos Academy Out to Revive Tennis
[Lesotho Times] COSMOS Tennis Academy co-founder, Rantsane Monare, is out to revive the sport which has been on a downward spiral in the last few years.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:18:37 GMT
No End to Electoral Body's Money Woes
[Lesotho Times] THERE is no end in sight to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s money troubles, with the electoral body reiterating that its operations continue to be crippled by lack of funds.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:17:42 GMT
'Abrahams to Continue With High Profile Cases'
[Lesotho Times] ADVOCATE Shaun Abrahams, will be in court next Monday to continue prosecuting the murder trial of former army commander, Tlali Kamoli, and eight other soldiers who are accused of the June 2017 murder of former army commander Maaparank...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:13:44 GMT
Draconian Snooping Law Scrapped
[Lesotho Times] PARLIAMENT has scrapped a proposed draconian snooping law that would have allowed the government to monitor the private communications of citizens. The proposed law has been withdrawn to allow for more consultations with stakeholders ...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:12:41 GMT
Opposition Condemns Police Killings, Call For Death Penalty Enforcement
[Lesotho Times] The Democratic Congress (DC) has condemned the "brutal and inhumane" killings of police officers across the country in recent months.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:10:07 GMT
Police Accused of Recruiting Convicted Criminal
[Lesotho Times] The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has recruited an arson and attempted murder convict, Lebatsang Rotheli, in contravention of its own policy.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:05:22 GMT
510 Houses Destroyed By Windstorms - Red Cross
[Lesotho Times] HEAVY windstorms which occurred during the last week of August 2021 destroyed 510 homes and other properties affecting 2550 people, a report by the Lesotho Red Cross Society (LRCS) and the Disaster Management Authority (DMA) has revea...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:04:26 GMT
MP Phamotse Blasts PM Majoro For Giving State Jobs to His Friends
[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister Moeketsi Majoro's fractured ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) has suffered yet another blow. This after its Likhoele (Mafeteng) Member of Parliament (MP), Molefi Phamotse, this week defected to the opposition Basotho ...

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:01:40 GMT
Sakoane Orders Speedy Trials
[Lesotho Times] THOUSANDS of suspects in remand custody may soon walk free following a law gazetted by Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane seeking to ensure that accused persons are tried within a reasonable time.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:19:53 GMT
Killed Guard Was Severely Tortured in Custody - Family
[Lesotho Times] The family said it would soon launch a hefty legal suite against the police.

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 14:16:17 GMT
MP Mapesela Pursues His Spirited Bid to Oust Majoro
[Lesotho Times] Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro is using national security agencies to "intimidate" his All Basotho Convention (ABC) party legislators who are supporting the no confidence motion against him in parliament.

Mon, 20 Sep 2021 09:15:17 GMT
EU Appoints New Ambassador
[Lesotho Times] THE European Union (EU) has appointed Paola Amadei as its new ambassador to Lesotho.

Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:54:21 GMT
Makoanyane's Historic Figurines Made Digital
[New Frame] This colonial-era Lesotho artist carved sculptures that were so close a depiction of their reality that they could well have been mistaken for machine-made reproductions.

Sat, 18 Sep 2021 11:34:47 GMT
Raising Faith in Covid-19 Vaccines in Lesotho
[WHO-AFRO] Maseru -- Myths and misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines are rife in Lesotho, where over 85% of nearly 500 health workers surveyed recently report widespread misconceptions.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:24:59 GMT
High Profile Trials in Limbo As Top Prosecutor Shaun Abrahams Resigns
[Lesotho Times] Top prosecutor Shaun Abrahams has resigned over lack of pay.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:01:57 GMT
Suspended Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences Boss Manyokole Cornered
[Lesotho Times] Suspended Directorate on Corruption and Economic Offences (DCEO) director general, Advocate Mahlomola Manyokole, has been given until next Friday to file his full response in the proceedings to determine his fitness to hold office.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:56:51 GMT
MP Mapesela Pushes for Majoro's Ouster
[Lesotho Times] Mokhotlong legislator, Tefo Mapesela, is pushing for his no confidence motion against Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro to be conducted via secret ballot.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:55:52 GMT
Ruling Party's National Executive Committee Bids to Save Majoro
[Lesotho Times] In a desperate move to save the coalition government from potential collapse, the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC)'s national executive committee (NEC) will canvass its parliamentarians to back premier Moeketsi Majoro.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:42:19 GMT
Govt Must Avert Judiciary Crisis
[Lesotho Times] The sudden death of High Court judge, Thamsanqa Nomngcongo, last Thursday could not have come at a worse time for Lesotho's ailing judiciary.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:02:36 GMT
Transformation Resource Centre Launches Fresh War On Electoral Body
[Lesotho Times] The Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) has launched a fresh war against the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) over its failure to hold by elections in five vacant constituencies.

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:03:39 GMT
Electoral Body, Govt Blast Transformation Resource Centre
[Lesotho Times] The government and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) have accused the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC) of seeking to generate a constitutional crisis by filing a "malicious" application seeking the de-registration of all ...

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 13:55:22 GMT
Econet Simplifies Ecocash Payments
[Lesotho Times] Econet Telecom Lesotho (ETL) has simplified Ecocash payments by integrating them with different businesses' point-of-sale (POS) devices.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 14:01:22 GMT
Chess Starlet Lands Scholarship
[Lesotho Times] Canada's Ontario Federation of Teachers will for the next two years pay school fees for chess starlet, Bokang Motsamai.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:51:22 GMT
Rising Star Wins T20 Champions
[Lesotho Times] RISING Star Cricket Club were on Sunday crowned the champions of the 2021 Lesotho Cricket Association (LCA) T20 tournament at the Lesotho High School grounds.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:49:58 GMT
Khalema Wins Year Opener Tournament
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho's second-best chess player, Sechaba Khalema, was last weekend crowned the overall winner of the Chess Federation of Lesotho (CFL) Basotho Year Opener Chess tournament.

Tue, 14 Sep 2021 12:17:08 GMT
Nthunya Challenges Phafane
[Lesotho Times] Machokha Football Club president, Lijane Nthunya, has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for a new Lesotho Football Association (LeFA) president.

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