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South Africa hosts Lesotho crisis summit
Pretoria (AFP) - South Africa hosted an emergency meeting of regional leaders to negotiate a peace deal for Lesotho on Monday, following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties.(9/15/2014 3:23:00 PM)
Lesotho deadlock prompts fresh crisis summit
Lesotho's deadlocked political parties failed to meet a Friday deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders. After promising South African President Jacob Zuma that they would decide by Friday when to re-open Lesotho's parliament, rival leaders failed to resolve a crisis sparked two weeks ago by an aborted coup. On August 30, an ...(9/12/2014 4:09:23 PM)
Lesotho Citizens Distrust Political Institutions, New Poll Finds
The people of Lesotho are sharply against military rule or any dictatorship, according to Afrobarometer’s latest poll. The findings of the independent research group come as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is making efforts to resolve the political disagreement in Lesotho’s coalition government. The dispute led to last month’s alleged attempt to overthrow the administration of ...(9/14/2014 8:05:50 PM)
Zuma in bid to rescue Lesotho peace deal
Rival Lesotho leaders vowed to resolve an 11-day crisis that has spurred calls for regional military intervention in the tiny African nation, after South Africa brokered talks. The sparring factions agreed to hold further negotiations and present a concrete date for reopening Lesotho's parliament to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma on Friday. "We had very frank and good kind of discussions ...(9/10/2014 6:15:19 AM)
Lesotho PM throws peace deal into doubt, Zuma to mediate
Lesotho's prime minister told AFP on Monday that he would not reopen parliament, calling into question a South African-brokered peace deal which allowed him to return to the mountain kingdom after an attempted coup. South African President Jacob Zuma will now travel to Maseru on Tuesday to try rescue the deal agreed just a week ago, diplomatic sources in Lesotho and South Africa said. Prime ...(9/8/2014 12:52:18 PM)
Lesotho tensions as exiled PM's return uncertain
Lesotho's exiled prime minister delayed a planned return on Tuesday to his country as gunfights rekindled tensions in the tiny mountain kingdom after an apparent coup. Aides to Tom Thabane told AFP that security concerns could delay plans for the embattled 75-year-old to return to the mountain kingdom from neighbouring South Africa. "We are still in Johannesburg. There is a possibility that we ...(9/2/2014 5:06:34 PM)
Lesotho PM safely back home after 'coup'
Lesotho's embattled prime minister, who fled an apparent coup attempt at the weekend, was escorted home by South African police under tight security Wednesday, an aide said. Prime Minister Tom Thabane "got in safely", one of his aides Samonyane Ntsekele told AFP by phone from the premier's official residence, which remained under guard by the South Africans. After regional mediators brokered a ...(9/3/2014 1:14:48 PM)
Lesotho PM flees military 'coup' for S.Africa
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane said he had fled for his life across the border to South Africa, accusing the military of seizing power in a coup and leaving the country in flux. "I will return as soon as my life is not in danger... I will not go back to Lesotho to get killed." Local intelligence officers told AFP the coup was led by Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, who was recently ordered ...(8/30/2014 11:00:22 PM)
Lesotho PM says army staged coup, flees to South Africa
By Marafaele Mohloboli MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's prime minister, Thomas Thabane, on Saturday accused his country's army of staging a coup against him and fled to neighbouring South Africa, which condemned the military's action and called for a peaceful settlement. Early morning gunfire was heard in Maseru, capital of the small southern African kingdom encircled by South Africa. Thabane, who ...(8/30/2014 7:11:12 PM)
Lesotho prime minister escorted back home
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police escorted Lesotho's prime minister back to his home in the capital of the mountainous kingdom after military actions saw him to flee to South Africa over the weekend, a police official said Wednesday.(9/3/2014 11:07:52 AM)
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