Lesotho major coalition parties embroiled in candidacy brawl

Maseru – Two of the three Lesotho coalition government partners are embroiled in election candidacy brawl for the up-coming parliamentary election planned for February 28 2015. The three parties, the All Basotho Convention (ABC) led by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) under Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing and Basotho National Party’s... Continue Reading →


Lesotho’s Electoral Commission registers 21 parties for poll contest

Maseru- Lesotho’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expecting 21 political parties and 15 independent candidates to battle it out in the February 28 2015 parliamentary elections. As at December 24 2014, the IEC had a list of political parties’ and independent candidates’ election symbols which are to feature on the ballot papers in the legislative... Continue Reading →

No breakthrough on Lesotho Correctional Service go slow

Maseru – A laying down of tools by the Lesotho Correctional Service members aligned to the Correctional Service association has disrupted the judicial process in the magistrates court. The information office of the Maseru Magistrate Court today told newsline365.wordpress.com that prisoners were not physically appearing in courts for remands saying the “practice is unusual.” The... Continue Reading →

MISA Lesotho to capacitate media in peace building and conflict reporting

The Media Institute of Southern Africa Lesotho (MISA Lesotho) chapter has introduced media houses to the Peace Building and Conflict Reporting project in contribution to the holding of the national assembly elections set for 28th February, 2015. The organisation’s project comprises of five-day training of journalists, especially political programme presenters, on Peace Building and Conflict... Continue Reading →

Lesotho Congress for Democracy splits

Maseru - A split within one of Lesotho's ruling political parties, Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), gave birth to Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL). Unveiled at a press conference on Friday, 19th December, 2014, RCL is set to contest next year's February 28 general election and last night it held its first general conference to elect a new... Continue Reading →

U.S. Peace Corps swears in volunteers in Lesotho

Berea – The United States Ambassador to Lesotho Matthew Harrington has sworn in 32 Peace Corps volunteers to take assignments as English and Mathematics teachers for a two-year period beginning tomorrow. At the swearing-in ceremony held at Ha Koali in the Berea district today, Harrington reminded the volunteers to contribute to the building of the... Continue Reading →

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