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Prize catch: Trout farming in Lesotho
Commercial trout farming in Lesotho(10/28/2014 8:40:58 PM)
Lesotho: No End to Lesotho's Instability?
[allAfrica]A political and security crisis in Lesotho has eased since parties agreed to call early elections next February in a bid to secure a new government with a clear mandate. But one of the root causes of the crisis - the right of legislators to change parties and “cross the floor” in Parliament - remains a source of instability in a country where political power has been spread among a ...(10/29/2014 5:56:43 AM)
Deal reached to end Lesotho military standoff
South Africa's deputy president brokered a deal to end a destabilising post-coup standoff in Lesotho Thursday, with the head of the police and rival military commanders agreeing to step down. Southern African mediators led by Cyril Ramaphosa said they had convinced renegade Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, who is accused of being behind an August 30 attempted coup, to take a leave of absence ...(10/23/2014 6:02:45 PM)
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 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 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)
Zim Journalists win Lesotho case
THE Lesotho Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court ruling that had banned three journalists from practising their profession and publishing their own newspaper, The Post.(10/27/2014 9:46:16 PM)
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)
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