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  • President Cyril Ramaphosa Congratulates New Lesotho Prime Minister

    May 25, 2020 | 17:23 pm

    [Govt of SA] His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Union, has congratulated Dr Moeketsi Majoro on his appointment as the new Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho.

  • Can Majoro Maintain His Majority?

    May 25, 2020 | 10:47 am

    [ISS] While the rest of the world has been fighting the lethal coronavirus, Lesotho has over the past few months focused on trying to get rid of a different problem - prime minister Tom Thabane. It finally achieved that this[…]

  • Lesotho Under Its New Prime Minister - Time to Think Out of the Box?

    May 22, 2020 | 16:14 pm

    [Daily Maverick] Moeketsi Majoro took over this week as Lesotho's prime minister from the embattled Tom Thabane. How might Dr Majoro break the seemingly perpetual cycle of political instability and economic frailty in the mountain kingdom?

  • Possibility of Snow Across South Africa and Lesotho

    May 22, 2020 | 15:08 pm

    [News24Wire] There is a very real possibility of fairly widespread snow across South Africa and Lesotho from Monday next week.

  • EU, SA, Us, UK Missions in Lesotho Congratulate the Kingdom's New Prime Minister

    May 21, 2020 | 12:37 pm

    [PR Newswire] Brussels -The Ambassadors of the European Union and the United States of America and the High Commissioners of the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom note with satisfaction that the long-standing political uncertainty has come to[…]

  • New Prime Minister's Reign is Underway

    May 21, 2020 | 10:14 am

    [VOA] Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro is beginning his first full day on the job Thursday, a day after being sworn in at the palace in the capital city of Maseru.

  • Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane Resigns After Months of Political Scandal

    May 20, 2020 | 11:59 am

    [RFI] Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane resigned on Tuesday, after months of political crisis that included an investigation into the murder of his estranged wife, quashing parliament, and bringing out the army on the streets of Maseru in order to[…]

  • New PM Has High Hopes and Higher Stakes

    May 20, 2020 | 10:32 am

    [VOA] Hopes are high across politically fractious Lesotho as Moeketsi Majoro, the nation's finance minister, prepares to become prime minister.

  • PM Thomas Thabane Steps Down Over Ex-Wife's Murder Probe

    May 20, 2020 | 06:22 am

    [DW] The resignation follows a months-long political crisis in the kingdom. Instability shook the country after Thabane was accused of being complicit in his ex-wife's murder late last year.

  • Disgruntled Youths Slam Radebe for Meddling in Lesotho

    May 19, 2020 | 17:13 pm

    [Lesotho Times] DISGRUNTLED youths from various political parties have attacked South African special envoy, Jeff Radebe, for allegedly pressurising Prime Minister Thabane to resign.

  • Thabane Resigns as Lesotho's Prime Minister

    May 19, 2020 | 17:00 pm

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has formally resigned more than a week after his coalition government fell apart, in a move that could help end a long-running political crisis in the southern African country.

  • Let's All Support Majoro and the New Coalition

    May 19, 2020 | 16:28 pm

    [Lesotho Times] ON two occasions outgoing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has ridden to power on the back of popular discontent against incumbent governments. On both occasions he has failed to last the distance due to his own failures to fulfil[…]

  • COVID-19 Reaches Lesotho as Government Threatens to Reinstate Lockdown

    May 19, 2020 | 15:31 pm

    [Lesotho Times] Lesotho has recorded its first positive case of coronavirus (Covid-19).

  • Ntate Majoro's First Tasks

    May 19, 2020 | 15:28 pm

    [Lesotho Times] NEVER in my life had I ever thought I would live to see this moment. A moment in which our two political behemoths would realise the need to come together and work for the good of Basotho. A[…]

  • School on Collision Course With Parents Over April Fees

    May 19, 2020 | 11:40 am

    [Lesotho Times] Authorities at Maseru Private Academy (MPA) are on a collision course with parents after some learners were turned away from the school over school fees arrears.

  • First Lady to Blame for Thabane's Ouster - Analysts

    May 19, 2020 | 11:31 am

    [Lesotho Times] Outgoing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has only got himself to blame for his ouster as he allowed his wife, 'Maesaiah Thabane, a free hand to meddle in government and party affairs, analysts say.

  • Factory Workers Receive Salary Subsidies

    May 19, 2020 | 11:29 am

    [Lesotho Times] Factory workers on Tuesday began receiving the M800 salary subsidy from the government to cushion them from the loss of their salaries during the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

  • Lesotho Deports South African Citizens

    May 19, 2020 | 11:27 am

    [Lesotho Times] Lesotho has deported 71 South African nationals employed by one of the contractors at the Polihali Dam site, Mokhotlong, because they do not have valid work permits.

  • ABC Infighting to Blame for Collapse of Govt - Moleleki

    May 19, 2020 | 11:25 am

    [Lesotho Times] Alliance of Democrats (AD) leader and Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki says the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) has only got itself to blame for the infighting that led to the collapse of the governing four-party coalition on[…]

  • DC Speaks on Coalition With ABC

    May 19, 2020 | 11:23 am

    [Lesotho Times] DC speaks on coalition with ABC

  • Machesetsa Attacks 'Maesaiah and her 'Corrupt Cabal'

    May 19, 2020 | 11:21 am

    [Lesotho Times] Basotho National Party (BNP) deputy leader Machesetsa Mofomobe has launched a scathing attack on the First Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane, accusing her of running a cabal which received monetary payments in exchange of abandoning Lesotho's support for Western Sahara's[…]

  • Embassies Call for Speedy Installation of New Govt

    May 19, 2020 | 11:19 am

    [Lesotho Times] Foreign missions in Maseru yesterday urged the country's political parties to expedite the installation of a new government to enable it to get down to the task of addressing the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and other pressing developmental issues.

  • South Africa Worried by Liquor Smuggling From Lesotho

    May 19, 2020 | 11:12 am

    [Lesotho Times] Lesotho could be forced to reinstate the ban on the sale of alcohol after complaints from the South African government about the smuggling of the product from Lesotho.

  • Don't be Swayed by Popular Opinion, Mosito Implores Judges

    May 19, 2020 | 11:09 am

    [Lesotho Times] The Court of Appeal's first session for 2020 began on Tuesday with the apex court president, Justice Kananelo Mosito, imploring judges not to be swayed by public opinion. He said they should stick to legal principles when handling[…]

  • High-Altitude Winners Finally Get Prizes

    May 15, 2020 | 11:32 am

    [Lesotho Times] Lesotho Sports and Recreation Commission's (LSRC) acting chief executive officer (CEO) Teboho Malataliana says the 2019 High-Altitude Summer Marathon (HASM) winners will start receiving their prizes this week.

  • Lesotho's Thabane Digs in His Heels - Again

    May 14, 2020 | 11:02 am

    [Daily Maverick] Lesotho's never-say-die Prime Minister Tom Thabane has once again dug in his heels, refusing to leave office even after this week apparently endorsing a new coalition formed to get rid of him.

  • All African Countries Now Have Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

    May 14, 2020 | 08:04 am

    [Premium Times] Lesotho confirmed its index case of coronavirus on Wednesday thus making it the last African country to have a recorded case.

  • Health Ministry Confirms Country's First COVID-19 Case

    May 14, 2020 | 07:44 am

    [VOA] Healthcare workers in the tiny Southern African country of Lesotho are attending to the country's first COVID-19 patient.

  • Maseribane Attacks 'Lying' Coalition Partners

    May 13, 2020 | 15:21 pm

    [Lesotho Times] Basotho National Party (BNP) leader, Thesele Maseribane, has come out guns blazing accusing unnamed fellow coalition partners of lying to regional leaders about the security situation in the country.

  • SADC Should Not Shield Thabane From Prosecution - Analysts

    May 13, 2020 | 09:28 am

    [Lesotho Times] Despite loud calls for his resignation by his own All Basotho Convention (ABC) party, coalition partners, the opposition and civic organisations, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is stalling in the hope that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will[…]

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