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A giant waiting to be awakened

By Tsitsi Matope SETIBING — Livestock-farming in the beautiful mountains of Ha-Chalalisa village in Setibing, has never been this exciting — thanks to the newly established Moleko Ambulatory Veterina...
Nozisolo Mpopo, Roads Directorate's Public Relations Manager

Directorate digging deep

Tasked with bringing development, sanity on the roads By Tsitsi Matope MASERU — A minibus taxi parks right in the middle of the highway, while another makes a U-turn in defiance of traffic regulation...
The Sehlabathebe National Heritage Centre

Call to make tourist sites more accessible

By Tsitsi Matope MASERU — It should take less than one hour to drive from Ramatseliso’s Gate Border Crossing to the Sehlabathebe National Park, but this is made difficult because of the bad state of ...
A tourist explores Letseng-La-Letsie

Tug of war over Letšeng-la-Letsie

By Tsitsi Matope QUTHING — The green mountains momentarily block the sun as it descends to retire for the night just beyond the Letšeng-la-Letsie wetland in Quthing district. The almost hypnotic desc...
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Delivering amid mountains of challenges

By Tsitsi Matope MASERU — It is 8am and 31-year-old Nthabeleng Ramone is one of the mothers already waiting for services at ‘Mabatho Clinic and Maternity Home in Maseru’s high-density suburb of Sea-P...
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The curse of motherhood

By Tsitsi Matope MASERU — That many mothers have a chill down their spines each time they imagine what could happen if they decide to fall pregnant is a reality in Lesotho. According to the 2009 Demo...
Marenang Ntlheng, in front and Maatang Moseli arriving at Ha-Mokoto Clinic in the Thaba Tseka District

Labour of life . . . and death

In Lesotho’s most remote areas where gynaecologists and obstetricians are but an alien species, falling pregnant could be as risky as traversing the high country in the middle of snowy weather    By ...
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Mothers in distress

Women in rural Butha-Buthe struggle to survive childbirth By Tsitsi Matope Butha-Buthe is a district in great need of baby-delivery services in the rural clinics. All clinics in the district’s rural ...
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A mountain of challenges

Ha-Mokoto Clinic is providing a critical service to impoverished Thaba-Tseka communities, but the delivery is not without its challenges. By Tsitsi Matope THABA-TSEKA – Ha-Mokoto Clinic is a sa...
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Desperate and desolate

The sad tale of Damaseka — a village in Butha-Buthe which gives a clear picture of what it means to live in a ‘hard-to-reach’ area in Lesotho    By Tsitsi Matope BUTHA-BUTHE – The stench permea...