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‘Fly-by-night’ parties worry IEC, public

Deputy Director of Elections, Mphasa MokhochaneMASERU- With the number of new political parties increasing on a daily basis, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and the public at large seem worried over the new political parties that are coming up.

According to the IEC the numbers of new emerging parties has been increasing so much that for this year only, five new parties have registered with them, adding to the 24 that the country already had in the last general elections of 2015. The new parties are Alliance for Democrats (AD), Basotho Thabeng ea Senai, Movement for Economic Change (MEC), Democratic Party of Lesotho (DPL) and True Reconciliation Unity (TRU).

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WFP report digs up on food insecurity

Mapalesa Selia excitedly shows off her healthy backyard

Maseru-While most of the country is recovering from the consequences of the climate change induced drought that hit the country, some have recovered and are ready to stand up for themselves and survive.

A food security study by the Mobile Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (mVAM) Bulletin No. 9 of February 2017 shows that because of drought, over a fifth of rural households withdrew children from school, a development that has deeply impacted on their future growth and livelihood opportunities.

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