Lesotho swears in new prime minister

Posted by - May 20, 2020

Lesotho’s former Finance Minister Moeketsi Majoro has been sworn in as the new prime minister just a day after Thomas Thabane stepped down. Mr Majoro took oath at the palace of King Letsie III on Wednesday morning. His predecessor resigned following the hullabaloo surrounding the death of his ex-wife. The embattled former PM officially tendered

Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case

Posted by - May 13, 2020

Lesotho has confirmed its first case of coronavirus – becoming the last country in Africa to record the virus. The mountain kingdom is completely surrounded by South Africa, which has 11,350 cases of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. The single case resulted from tests done on 81 travellers from South Africa and Saudi

Lesotho deploys military to combat security threats, COVID-19 lockdown

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Military vehicles and soldiers were deployed onto the streets of Maseru after embattled prime minister Thomas Thabane moved to deal with security threats. The PM who is accused of murdering his estranged wife, announced that he was deploying troops onto the streets of the capital to “restore order.” Thabane says unidentified security forces are seeking

Virus-free Lesotho Rolls out Socio-economic Interventions

Posted by - April 14, 2020

Lesotho has yet to record a case of COVID-19 as of April 13, one of two countries to escape the virus since it reached the continent. The other being the island nation of Comoros. But the government in Maseru led by Prime Minister Tom Thabane has rolled out a series of economic intervention measures to cushion

COVID-19: Five African Countries Currently Virus-free

Posted by - April 1, 2020

As at midday of April 1, five African countries have not recorded any case of the coronavirus. The countries; Malawi, Comoros, Lesotho, South Sudan and Sao Tome and Principe are presently considered virus-free. However, 49 countries have officially recorded cases with over 100 deaths. The most impacted nations per region as at the time of

Lesotho PM Asked to Resign Over Wife’s Alleged Murder

Posted by - January 10, 2020

The governing ABC party in Lesotho has asked Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, to resign over allegations that he was involved in the murder of his estranged wife two years ago. The allegations were made by Lesotho’s police commissioner, Holomo Molibeli, in court documents this week. The prime minister has not responded to the accusations. He suspended

Zambia Joins Other African Countries in the Legalisation of Cannabis

Posted by - December 18, 2019

Zambia has joined the list of African nations that have legalised or are considering legalising cannabis to some degree. The country’s spokesperson Dora Siliya on Monday said a special cabinet meeting on December 4, legalised the production and export of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes. While this would make Zambia the latest country to