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Lesotho MPs dance as parliament re-opens after coup crisis
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho's King Letsie III re-opened parliament Friday amid tight security, the first step in a peace deal aimed at ending a crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.(10/17/2014 1:45:56 PM)
Lesotho's king convenes parliament for first time since "coup"
MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's king convened parliament on Friday for the first time since an alleged coup attempt in August as the southern African country strives to resolve political tensions before elections next year. Prime Minister Thomas Thabane in August accused Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing of helping to plan a military coup which forced him to briefly seek refuge in South ...(10/17/2014 6:25:57 AM)
Lesotho plans elections, but mood is unsettled
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — The Maseru Sun hotel in Lesotho says it welcomes families and business travelers. But most guests on a recent weekend were South African security forces, sent to keep order after a bout of violent unrest that has raised questions about the viability of the southern African kingdom as a sovereign nation.(10/12/2014 10:30:18 AM)
Lesotho parliament to reconvene in bid to end crisis
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho's parliament is due to reconvene Friday, the first step of a peace deal aimed at resolving weeks of crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.(10/16/2014 9:02:20 AM)
Lesotho: Mediation on Political Crisis Continues
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria - Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to Lesotho today to continue with regional facilitation efforts to help that country return to political and security normalcy.(10/20/2014 8:43:28 AM)
Lesotho to hold elections two years early after attempted coup
MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho has brought forward 2017 elections by two years to try to resolve political tensions in the southern African country after an attempted coup in August, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. National elections will now be held towards the end of February next year, Ramaphosa, who has been mediating between rival political factions, told a news ...(10/2/2014 12:05:14 PM)
Lesotho army, police in fresh shootout, 2 cops wounded
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Two policemen in Lesotho were wounded Tuesday night during a shootout between the force and the military, police said, in the latest fall-out from an attempted coup a month ago.(10/1/2014 2:26:21 PM)
Deal struck to hold early election in crisis-hit Lesotho
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho's feuding political parties have agreed to hold elections in February -- more than two years early -- in a bid to exit a crisis that has seen a coup attempt and running battles between the security forces.(10/2/2014 3:27:27 PM)
Lesotho police investigate own officers over coup killing
Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - Lesotho's police force is investigating some of its own officers for their possible role in an attempted military coup that left one policeman dead, senior commissioners have told AFP.(9/29/2014 5:54:56 PM)
Lesotho PM to contest early poll
Lesotho's PM Thomas Thabane tells the BBC he will contest the 2015 elections, which were brought forward after an alleged coup attempt.(10/3/2014 7:37:53 AM)
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