Lesotho’s HIV prevalence rate falls

MASERU — The National Aids Commission (NAC) this week said Lesotho’s HIV prevalence rate has slightly decreased over the past two years. NAC on Tuesday told Members of Parliament that the HIV prevale...

Police descend on famo gangs

MAFETENG – Police have launched a crackdown on famo gangs that are blamed for dozens of murders in Mafeteng district. More than 100 famo artistes have been killed in the gang wars that have rocked th...

Heads to roll in PM's office

MASERU – Heads are set to roll in Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s office after a forensic investigation unearthed serious abuse and manipulation of procurement regulations. The Lesotho Times can ...

Thahane freezes posts

MASERU – The government will not hire personnel to fill new posts because of the scarcity of funds, according to Finance Minister Timothy Thahane. Thahane revealed the new approach while presenting t...

M50-million boost for SMMEs

MASERU — The government has set up a M50-million credit guarantee scheme to help small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs), Finance Minister Timothy Thahane (pictured below) told parliament on Mond...

Lesotho MDGs off target

MASERU — Finance Minister Timothy Thahane says the government is unlikely to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Addressing parliament during the 2011/12 budget speech, Thahane poin...

What happened to patriotism?

The good thing about democracy is that it dictates that everyone must be listened to. That’s fair. Its downside however is that sometimes we just have to listen to the most  mundane of arguments from...

Judge trashes LCD application

MASERU – The High Court has rejected an attempt by two members of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) party to be included as respondents in a court application seeking to block the party’s spec...

Youths used as pawns, says Bulane

MASERU – The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) youth league has alleged that the five party members seeking to block the special conference are pawns in a sinister political game being played by t...

Parties reject civic groups

MASERU – Opposition parties have rejected a proposal to incorporate civil society groups into a special body to be formed by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to improve its transparency. Th...