[Lesotho Times] TOKA Badboy's dream of making his debut at the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) African Senior Track and Field Championships in Mauritius has gone up in flames after suffering ankle and knee injuries.
[The Conversation Africa] Two southern African countries, South Africa and Eswatini, are undergoing important reforms. South Africa is reviewing its electoral system while Eswatini is revisiting the powers of the monarch through a national dialogue.
[Lesotho Times] Lesotho Correctional Service (LCS) Commissioner, Mating Nkakala, has belatedly disowned a documentary film shot inside in the Maseru Central Prison by a British journalist, Raphael Rowe, in 2019.
[Afrobarometer] More than one in three Basotho say their household lost a primary source of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but only about one in seven say they received pandemic- related assistance from the government, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates.
[Lesotho Times] Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Hlalefang Motinyane, has upped the ante in her quest to have the Court of Appeal overturn "biased" Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane's refusal to recuse himself from presiding over the treason and murder trial involving politician Mothetjoa Metsing and former army commander Tlali Kamoli.
[Lesotho Times] Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane has blamed "inefficient and unprofessional" police officers and prosecutors for the acquittals of criminal suspects even if they are not innocent of the charges against them.
[UNFPA] When a high school teenager with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) visited a clinic at Ha Koali for treatment, she got more than she expected. Nursing Officer 'Makatleho Rapapa counselled and treated her, then provided information on family planning, including the newly introduced self-injection depo, Sayanna Press.
[IMF] A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or 'mission'), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, or as part of other staff monitoring of economic developments.
[Lesotho Times] FORMER Prime Minster Thomas Thabane's daughter, 'Mabatsoeneng Grace Hlaele (nee Nkoya Thabane), is among seven new High Court judges who will soon be sworn-in by His Majesty King Letsie III.
[Lesotho Times] THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Hlalefang Motinyane, has blasted murder and attempted murder accused former army commander, Tlali Kamoli, for wasting the court's time by rehashing the same issues that have already been resolved by the courts. This after Kamoli earlier this week asked Justice Charles Hungwe to recuse himself from presiding over his attempted murder trial despite having a similar recusal application rejected by the Court of Appeal.
[Lesotho Times] LESOTHO Defence Force (LDF) Commander, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela, has been slapped with a M10 million lawsuit by four Maseru civilians who were allegedly tortured by soldiers under his command in December 2021.
[Lesotho Times] ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) leader, Nkaku Kabi, and his allies who were left with egg on their faces, when their bid to oust Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro through a motion of no confidence flopped this week, are now contemplating taking the matter to court.
[Lesotho Times] Econet Telecoms Lesotho (ETL) last weekend handed over a brand-new house to Mosiuoa Hlaheng, a Thaba-Tseka man who coined the organisation's marketing slogan "Let's do sumfing kaofela".
[Lesotho Times] The Court of Appeal has resolved to hear the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Hlalefang Motinyane's appeal against Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane's decision to refuse to recuse himself from the treason and murder trial of politicians and former soldiers on 20 April 2022.
[spotlight] Dr Jennifer Furin has fought drug-resistant tuberculosis since 1995, when she worked as a student in a poverty-stricken suburb in Lima, Peru. Since then she has roamed the world, treating TB and HIV patients in under-resourced countries, including Haiti, Russia, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, eSwatini, Lesotho, and South Africa.
[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday, 18 March 2022, receive a courtesy call from His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho at the President's official residence at Mahlamba Ndlopfu, Pretoria.
[Lesotho Times] Top assistant referee, Souru Phatsoane will tomorrow officiate during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League clash between Petro de Luanda and Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperanca in Luanda, Angola.
[New Frame] This Sharp Read takes a look at International Brigade Against Apartheid, a collection of personal tales about the struggle for freedom with the emphasis on those who operated outside SA's borders.
[Legalbrief] Two advocates of the Lesotho High Court, involved in a high-profile treason and murder trial, have become the latest to experience torture, death threats and other ill-treatment at the hands of the local police. As Carmel Rickard explains, reference to their experience was made by Chief Justice Sakoane Sakoane in an extraordinary judgment refusing to recuse himself from presiding over the trial.
[Daily Maverick] Abrahams, who, since he was dropped as the national prosecuting boss in South Africa has had a not very successful stint prosecuting in Botswana, was brought in to help the prosecuting authorities in Lesotho with a series of high-profile, politically sensitive murder and treason cases.