Billy Macdonald Ntaote

Location: Lesotho
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2016
Title & Organization: Senior Political Reporter, Lesotho Times & Sunday Express. Founder, MNN Center for Investigative Journalism

Billy Macdonald Ntaote has more than six years' experience as a news reporter in various fields, with a particular focus on politics and investigative journalism. He is currently a senior political reporter of both the Lesotho Times and the Sunday Express Newspapers based in Maseru, Lesotho. Billy is a founding member of the MNN Center for Investigative Journalism, which promotes a robust media in Lesotho, contributes in-depth investigative reporting, and holds those in authority accountable. Upon finishing his Mandela Washington Fellowship, Billy intends to focus his attention on growing the Center for Investigative Journalism and empowering aspiring investigative journalists in Lesotho. Billy holds a double-major Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration and Political Science from the National University of Lesotho.


Blog Entries

Billy Ntaote – MWF2016 Impact Story

Billy Ntaote​ is a journalist from Maseru, Lesotho. He is certain that journalism is one of the most valuable tools for furthering government accountability and the voice of the people.

“We find ourselves in need of an accountable government – a government that gives space for public participation, especially [among] […]