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African Roads

I just couldn't help sharing this. In the so called developed world it is pretty much considered a fact that the road quality in Africa is far below western standard.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

In-depth Africa

"a we have resolved misunderstanding"

MASERU The Basotho National Party executive committee has reassured its membership and the general public that they were not ruptured, and remained united to advance the interests of the party that led Lesotho to independence.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Lesotho defends Guptas' diplomatic status

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has strongly defended his decision to issue diplomatic passports to members of the Gupta family and rejected opposition demands to withdraw them.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

TrekEarth

Basotho Rondavel

There were 74 photos from Lesotho on TE. Now there are 75. I will try to share a few more from my 3 days journey through the country.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

In-depth Africa

'Women add the wow element to life'

Saturday night saw glitz and glamour at Maseru Sun where guests of the Elegant Dinner Ball were dressed to the nines.

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Maseru celebrates India's independence

The High Commission of India resident in Pretoria concurrently accredited to the Kingdom of Lesotho joined the rest of the world in celebrating India's 68th independence.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

In-depth Africa

LMPS mum on bombs report

MASERU Six months after bomb attacks rocked Maseru early this year, the Lesotho Mounted Police Services is silent on the completion of a forensic report by their South African counterparts.

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Civil society incise NZ report

SECHABA MOKHETHI MASERU Civil society organisations have cut into the report of the Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho Dr Rajen Prasad, following a Commonwealth-sponsored Lesotho delegation's study tour of New Zealand and South African President Jacob Zuma's mediatory visit.

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Gupta link mystery deepens

MASERU Despite confirmation from the prime minister's office that government has engaged foreign special advisors to market the country abroad, the initiative appears to be a closely guarded secret with senior government officials professing ignorance on the matter.

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Bank sues Justice Ramodibedi

MASERU Nedbank Limited has taken legal action against former President of the Lesotho Court of Appeal Justice Michael Mathelira Ramodibedi for payment of over M300, 000.

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Flaws stalk probe into Moleleki's 2006 shooting

MASERU Investigations on the alleged shooting of former foreign affairs minister, Monyane Moleleki, in 2006 are remain shrouded with inconsistencies, with Moleleki failing to provide crucial evidence that could give clues on the incident.

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Thabane in Zim SADC Summit

MASERU Prime Minister Motsoahae Thomas Thabane is expected to assume the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community Organ on Politics, Defence and Security when he heads the Lesotho delegation to the SADC Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

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Ramakatane finally free

MASERU Prominent local businessman Jessie Ramakatane is finally free to come home, after the High Court on Tuesday this week revoked a second warrant for his extradition from South Africa.

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Former soldier sues army for unpaid pension

MASERU A retired army private who claims the Lesotho Defence Force swindled part of his pension and gratuity after 21 years of service is suing the commander.

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In-depth Africa

The King's trip stalls parly re-opening: Metsing

MASERU Amid much anticipation from the public for the re-opening of parliament, the Leader of Lesotho Congress for Democracy and Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing has accepted the move failed to go through as His Majesty is presently out of the country.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Atul Gupta 'appointed special adviser to Lesotho PM'

Atul Gupta's web of influence is set to grow, following his reported appointment as special adviser to Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane.

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The Aranda Royal Fashion Affair heats up Maseru

The 21st of June was the longest and coldest day of winter; but the sub-zero temperatures couldn't stop the models sizzling at the Royal Fashion Affair.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Real Deal

Another sovereign sale as Kingdom of Lethoso unloads Murray Hill building

From left: 204-206 East 39th Street and a rendering of CB Development's building at 200 East 39th Street Another nation has unloaded a piece of New York real estate.

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Lesotho launches new plans

MASERU The Hounourable Prime Minister Dr. Motsoahae Thabane and his Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing and Honourable Chief Thesele 'Maseribane will launch the Jobs Summit process on the 14 August at Lesotho Sun International Hotel.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Crownless 'king' wants precolonial land back

The "real king of the Basotho" has warned of civil war if his "seven million people" - the Bafokeng ba-Mmutla O-Jeoa-Tala - do not get what they want.

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