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By Majirata Latela The ministry of public works and transport has admitted that it has failed the community of Ha Tseka in Maseru after budgetary constraints led to the abandonment of the construction of a footbridge that connects Ha Tseka to Ha Penapena two...
By Majirata Latela In a strange twist of events, pneumonia has inexplicably emerged among the leading causes of death in Lesotho in the past five months, according to the ministry of home affairs which is responsible for registration of deaths. Pneumonia...
By Majirata Latela As climate change tights its grip and threatens Lesotho’s green pastures in the countryside, the construction of big dams looks poised to deepen the crisis by further diminishing the already shrinking graze lands which are crucial for the very livelihoods of the rural folks.
By ‘Majirata Latela Medical waste discarded along with the rubble from the demolishing of Queen II hospital continue to lie bare, posing a threat to humans, and it appears those responsible for endangering human lives will get away scot-free because there are no legal mechanisms to prosecute them.
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) says 71 South African nationals who had entered the country on the pretext of being employed at the Polihali construction site Dam were sent back home after it emerged they had entered the country without work permits. The 71 illegal migrants were...
A victim of clashes that erupted between police and community of Kao has related how, after losing his job fighting for his community, his family is now suffering after he was forced to go into hiding, fearing for his life after three fellow villagers lost...
The poor performance of the apparel factories at Maputsoe in Leribe due to chronic water shortages has triggered renewed calls for Lesotho to reduce its over-dependence on the Chinese-controlled textile sector if it is to optimise its prospects of benefitting from the African Growth and Opportunity...
Prison is not a particularly savoury place to be, even for hardened criminals. It is an even more terrible and hostile environment for a child to be born and grow up in. With no clear policies protecting and safe-guarding their well-being, such children are left with no option but to wallow...
Trafficking victims have made an impassioned plea to the Lesotho government and society in general to step up measures to protect women, after it emerged that some were raped multiple times during their ordeal as sex slaves in neighbouring South Africa.
The Parliamentary Social Cluster Committee has vowed to tighten the screws on medical cannabis licensing amid mounting concerns that alleged malpractices and corruption could contaminate and transfigure the country’s new found treasure-trove, with disastrous economic consequences. Lesotho became the first African country to legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of...