At least 4.4 million people in 95 countries are stateless or of undetermined nationality. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in its annual report marking the 9th anniversary of its #IBelong campaign said, the actual figure globally is believed to be significantly higher, given the relative invisibility of stateless people in national statistical exercises.

UNHCR noted that, stateless people, often belonging to minority groups, are often deprived of human rights and access to basic services. It said, this leaves them politically and economically marginalized and vulnerable to discrimination, exploitation and abuse. In total, 97 countries are now party to the 1954 Convention relating to the Status of Stateless Persons […]

Sam Bankman-Fried, a well-known entrepreneur has been found guilty on all charges after orchestrating what authorities have described as, one of the biggest financial frauds in US history.

A jury convicted Bankman-Fried, the founder of cryptocurrency exchange FTX, on seven counts of fraud, embezzlement and criminal conspiracy after over four hours of deliberations Prosecutors accused Bankman-Fried of stealing about $10bn, using customers’ funds to make risky investments, buy property and fund political campaigns. The crypto entrepreneur, who is aged 31, now faces up […]

South Africa’s International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor will make a statement in the National Assembly this week, on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Israeli-Palestine war.

On the same note, SA deputy President Paul Mashatile will also answer oral questions later in the week in the House concerning the matter. Meanwhile, SAFTU’s General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has condemned the United States for supplying arms to Israel, in the Israel-Hamas war. Last Friday, Vavi joined Pro-Palestine supporters who are demanding a termination […]

In preparation for the festive season, Berea District Community Policing Forum, will hold a meeting this week, to develop a working strategy for the district.

The Forum’s Chairperson Mr. Ts’eliso Lenka said, the meeting is aimed at ensuring that, crime prevention remains top priority during the festive season, as well as to review their district’s security plans,  to see how they can win the battle against crime  Lenka said, after developing the district plan, they will then visit different zonal […]

The Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Mohlomi Moleko has introduced three people who have been selected to monitor the implementation of the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Mokhotlong.

They are Mrs. ‘Mamakamane Makamane and Messers Rets’elisitsoe Motlojoa and Ts’episo Mofolo. They were introduced to members of the Mokhotlong business community at a meeting that took place in Mokhotlong last weekend. Moleko explained that, the trio among others, will work hand in glove with the community and the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority to ensure […]

Lesotho Football Association-LEFA, has resolved to take Likuena’s 2026 FIFA World Cup home match qualifier against Benin, to Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban South Africa, on the 21st of this month.

LEFA’s Secretary General Mr. Mokhosi Mohapi said, this was because the Stadiums in Johannesburg, are not available on that date. Mohapi said they are currently working on finer logistical details, but they have already confirmed this new venue. Likuena’s opening 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier is against Nigeria’s Super Eagles away in Abuja on the […]

A new report from the United Nations says, rich countries have decreased the amount of funding they committed to helping developing countries, cope with the effects of climate change, even as the need for that spending has grown.

It said, in 2021, aid for climate adaptation fell to 21 billion US dollars, a drop of 15% from 2020, despite the fact that, developing countries will need between 215 billion and 387 billion US dollars annually this decade, to protect against climate shocks.   The report also found that, wealthy countries have fallen short […]

The recently elected Community Councillors have to wait yet another week, to be officially sworn in, as their swearing in which was to be today, was postponed to Wednesday next week

The Ministry of Local Government and Chieftainship says, this is due to delay in the issuing of gazette, forming or establishing District Councils. The swearing in was also supposed to be, the first sitting of Community Councillors, to allow them to elect the Mayor of Maseru. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mr. Ntsokoane Matekane has declared the […]