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Mysterious murder casts dark shadows over the Mountain Kingdom
Mysterious murder casts dark shadows over the Mountain Kingdom
We don’t know who murdered Lipolelo Thabane, the estranged wife of incoming Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. We don’t know why she was murdered....
Who is Thomas Thabane, and why is Lesotho’s army so scared of him?
Who is Thomas Thabane, and why is Lesotho’s army so scared of him?
Thomas Thabane’s house, a sprawling property on a hill overlooking central Maseru, is the house of a man who does not expect to live there long....
Editorial: Now get tough on Zambia
Editorial: Now get tough on Zambia
In the aftermath of its third election in five years, things were tense in Lesotho. Although opposition leader Thomas Thabane and his All Basotho...
Lesotho’s Groundhog Day election
Lesotho’s Groundhog Day election
There is such a thing as too much democracy. For proof, look no further than tiny, landlocked Lesotho, which is about to hold its third general...
Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia on Thursday night has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition...
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
A queer thing is going on in Southern Africa’s churches
Pitting themselves against conservative religious institutions, a few dedicated activists in Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa are working to...
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
South Africa’s water sector: a case study in state capture
A lot of what is being presented as radical economic transformation initiatives in South Africa is simply state capture by a corrupt elite. The...
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Thom Pierce’s The Horsemen of Semonkong is arresting in its aesthetic beauty. The riders – men, women and sometimes children – look...
Media suppressed on the continent
Media suppressed on the continent
MEDIAThe media commemorates Black Wednesday this month. It’s 39 years since the apartheid government summarily shut down two newspapers and...
​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
​The textile industry needs to be sewn into the fabric of Lesotho’s economy
The cacophonously coloured reams of fabric being stretched, snipped and sewn on the floor of David Chen’s factory have led a jet-setting...
South Africa's thirst leaves Lesotho in dire straits
South Africa's thirst leaves Lesotho in dire straits
Water, netball and basketball are the three pillars of evening life in Katse village, Lesotho. The basketball is played on a floodlit court built for...

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