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Boxing body continues suspending activities

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Lesotho health system under threat

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Corporate governance code complete, but...

MASERU – The Coronavirus pandemic has interrupted proceedings of the Lesotho Institute of Directors (IoD) towards the implementation of the first eve…

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Frustration mounts as shearing season nears

MASERU - There is a mounting frustration among wool and mohair farmers as the shearing season nears, starting next month. What is more frustrating is that the farmers have not received some of their monies from the sale of their product since last year, with a lot of issues surrounding …

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Bank denies Covid-19 case in its staffers

MASERU – Standard Lesotho Bank has denied allegations of a confirmed case of Covid-19 amongst its staff members. The bank made the response following wide spread allegations on so…

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Wearing a mask can also protect your hearing

Face masks can also help prevent hearing loss caused by chemicals and noise exposure. According to audiologist Thabo Rapœea, certain chemicals have harmful effects on hearing and balance.

Lesotho records first Covid-19 death

MASERU – Lesotho has recorded its first Covid-19 related death, the Ministry of Health has announced.


Post Bank receives 44 new interns

MASERU - The Ministry of Finance through the Apprenticeship Programme has deployed 44 young people to the Lesotho Post Bank in response to high unemp…


Qholaqhoe shearing shed officially opened

BOTHA-BOTHE - Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro on July 2 officially opened the Qholaqhoe Shearing shed, one of 22 shearing sheds built through the W…


health

Lesotho records 6 new COVID-19 cases

MASERU - The Minister of Health Motlatsi Maqelepo confirmed on Wednesday that there are six new COV…


Lesotho diamond of Cullinan class

A diamond that features prominently in the British Crown Jewels may have originated from very far b…

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AU study: COVID-19 could cost Africa $500 billion, damage tourism and aviation sectors

Up to 20 million jobs in the formal and informal sectors in Africa could be lost because of COVID-19, according to a new study by the African Union. Released in early April, the study found that foreign direct investment (FDI), tourism receipts and remittance flows will also suffer significant dec…

By Kingsley Ighobor


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A call for a Pan-African roadmap Book

Many books on Africa’s development often paint a dystopian picture of a continent heading towards a cliff-edge. But in the recently-published Africa’s Critical Choices: A Call for a pan-African Roadmap, Ibrahim Mayaki details the continent’s potentials, proffers solutions to seemingly intractable p…

By Kingsley Ighobor


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What is the future of poverty in Africa?

The global burden of poverty is highly concentrated in Africa, with more than 150 million people living in extreme poverty in just two countries - Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo - according to World Data Lab. Recent trends in poverty reduction could prove difficult to maintain. …

By Zachary Donnenfeld


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Boxing body continues suspending activities

MASERU – The Lesotho Boxing Association (LeBA) publicist Rethabile Mohale says the committee understands that the nation is now living in abnormal times, hence it has decided not to resume boxing activities until things get back to their usual state in respect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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