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Police must act to stop senseless killings

OURS cannot be a soulless nation where human life has no value and people are brutally massacred at the drop of a penny. We have said this before and we will continue repeating this message until someone finally listens. We will repeat it…

Sitting on the edge of a cliff  

When magistrates, who are the custodians of justice in any given country, decide to sue their own government, then things have gone horribly wrong. In fact, it’s a scenario that we have never fathomed, let alone heard of anywhere. Yet it…

Saving the goose that lays the golden egg

EXASPERATED investors’ threats to dump the country over safety concerns should not be taken lightly. The government and in particular, the Lesotho Mounted Police Service should re-think its strategy and do more to protect investors from…

We cannot go on like this

IT is really sad that at a time when Basotho and this country’s well-meaning development partners should have been celebrating the second anniversary and achievements of the governing coalition, we are now staring at the…

The strangers lie in wait for the spoils.

IT is almost two years since the advent of the All Basotho Convention-led four party coalition and it seems the two-year syndrome of governments collapsing in their second year in office is about to strike again. At about this time last…

Budget the best under the circumstances

THE budget presentation came and went this week and while many particularly, civil servants will feel hard done by the failure to award them salary increments, most Basotho will agree that Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro did his best under…

The ABC must put its house in order

THE ongoing chaos in the All Basotho Convention (ABC) makes for sad reading especially at this time when the party and the government should be focusing all their energies on ensuring the successful implementation of the multi-sector…

SAPMIL must fulfil its objectives

THE Southern African Development Community (SADC)’s decision not to extend the tour of duty of its Standby Force is understandable. However, it should also be a cause of worry to all and sundry eager for permanent peace and stability in…

Time for moral regeneration

MOST of us are on cloud nine as we continue to celebrate the milestone of our country’s 52nd anniversary of independence. However, we feel that such momentous occasions would be better used to reflect on where exactly we got off the rails…

Time waits for no man

WE only know of one instance where the biblical Joshua successfully petitioned God to make the sun stand still and not set until he had defeated his enemies. Could it be that our leaders and Lesotho’s development partners have also…