US pledges M34 million for HIV programme

MASERU — The United States has pledged about US$5 million (M34 million) to strengthen Lesotho’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV programme. The US embassy in Lesotho said in ...

Two in court for robbing nuns

MASERU — Two men appeared in the Maseru Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday to answer charges of robbing two Catholic nuns of their car at Ha Makhalanyane along the road to Roma last year. Taole Koma and B...

Church project keeps hunger at bay

MOHALE’S HOEK — Reverend Thabang Moletsane, 53, of the Lesotho Evangelical Church, says they are farming in God’s way. Quoting liberally from the Bible book of Genesis, Rev Moletsane says God planted...

Controversy dogs ID tender

MASERU — Iris Corporation, a Malaysian company with a checkered history, is leading the race for a contract to supply national identity documents to Lesotho, the Lesotho Times can reveal. Iris has th...

Opposition threatens to boycott poll

MASERU — Opposition leaders on Tuesday threatened to boycott the forthcoming local government elections in September unless the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) conducts a fresh voter registrat...

NUL lecturers threaten to strike

ROMA — Teachers and researchers at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) say they will go on strike in August if the management fails to receive and address their petition against the decision to ...

Opposition leaders arrested

MASERU — There was drama at the Basotho National Party (BNP) Centre on Tuesday when an ex-soldier “arrested” and frog-marched four opposition leaders to the police headquarters for allegedly withhold...

The allegations that angered Sako

MASERU — The citizen’s arrests of four opposition leaders by an ex-soldier, who has a checkered history, on Tuesday might have “stolen” the headlines but that does not mean what was said at the press...

Was the arrest stage-managed?

MASERU — Speculation is rife that the “citizen’s arrest” of four opposition leaders by ex-soldier Hosanna Sako at a press conference on Tuesday could have been stage-managed. The Lesotho Times unders...