64 year-old Sam Matekane, who was awarded the Forbes Best of Africa Award last year, on Tuesday launched a new political party in Lesotho ahead of elections later this year, marking a transformation of the political landscape in the tiny kingdom long dominated by career politicians. The AFP news agency reports that Matekane, present in aviation, property, mining and farming, said he never intended to be a politician, but that if he did not make the switch, his business success would be akin to “a sailor cleaning the inside of a sinking boat”. To read more visit the News Blog page on the Future Media website.