Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

2017-10-18 12:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue.

Lesotho’s political strife to cost SADC millions

2017-09-17 06:33

Lesotho’s political troubles will cost the Southern African Development Community more than R89.1m in the next few months as the region prepares to send in a standby force of military, security, intelligence and civilian experts to support the government.

Lesotho king: Stop using the army for 'dirty' work

2017-09-15 11:23

King Letsie III has called on Lesotho's political leaders to stop using the army for "dirty" work, as he addressed mourners at the funeral of a commander who was assassinated last week.

Lesotho king: murder of army commander an 'embarrassment'

2017-09-14 18:58

Lesotho's King Letsie III has said the killing of the country's army commander last week had caused "embarrassment" and"scared"the small mountain kingdom.

In Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mix

2017-09-09 12:59

When rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the mountain kingdom had escaped its cycle of violence also perished.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Lesotho, Kenya

2017-09-07 08:19

Zanu-PF party youth leader has encouraged Grace Mugabe to use a whip on her errant "children", and SADC has described the killing of Lesotho's military chief as an "inexcusable barbaric and heinous act".

SADC: Killing of Lesotho army chief 'an inexcusable barbaric and heinous act'

2017-09-06 18:00

The Southern African Development Community has described the killing of Lesotho's military chief Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, as an "inexcusable barbaric and heinous act".

In search of true democracy in Africa

2017-09-03 06:02

True democrats are not embraced in the nationalist politics of post-liberation movements because governments born out of liberation movements invariably regard political victory as a divine right to rule, writes Mmusi Maimane.

Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Grace Mugabe, Sierra Leone

2017-08-25 08:30

A group of prominent Zimbabwean political activists has apologised to South Africans over Grace Mugabe's "wrath", and SA government has pledged R8 million to assist Sierra Leone following a deadly mudslide.

Top Africa stories: Zim white farmers, SADC, Libya

2017-08-24 08:30

Zimbabwe's evicted white farmers to launch fresh bid for justice, compensation, and Angolans have voted in an election marking the end of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos's 38-year reign.


Mugabe expected in SA next week

2017-09-29 12:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is expected in South Africa next week on an official visit, the presidency has said in a statement.

Zuma: As SADC we can't and shall not be in Lesotho forever

2017-09-16 10:08

President Jacob Zuma, as current SADC chair, has urged that action be taken to stabilise Lesotho, adding that "as SADC, we cannot and shall not be in Lesotho forever. We desire to have Lesotho off the SADC agenda soonest".

Top Africa stories: SADC troika, Mugabe, Togo

2017-09-15 08:47

SA is set to host the SADC Double Troika summit in Pretoria, and the US has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the UN summit.

Zuma to convene SADC double troika summit… report on Lesotho expected

2017-09-14 10:04

South Africa is set to host the Southern African Development Community double troika summit to be held in Pretoria, the presidency has said in a statement.

SA, Moz, Angola troops head to Lesotho after commander's killing

2017-09-07 14:00

Troops from several southern African countries, including South Africa, are deploying to Lesotho amid tensions over the shooting death of the mountain kingdom's military commander.

Opposition doubts if SADC can calm 'violent political climate' in Lesotho

2017-09-06 19:01

The leader of Lesotho’s opposition in parliament, Mathibeli Mokhothu says he doubts if SADC can calm the country's violent political climate following the killing of the mountain kingdom’s army commander.

LATEST: SADC to send fact-finding mission to Lesotho after army chief killing

2017-09-06 10:10

SADC is set to send a ministerial fact-finding mission to Lesotho to assess the situation following the killing of the country's army commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, a statement says.

Former Lesotho PM on run as SADC fails to intervene

2017-09-03 00:00

Lesotho’s opposition has accused Prime Minister Tom Thabane of cracking down on political opponents.

Mbeki: Situation in DRC 'is worrying, SADC must act'

2017-08-24 11:00

Former President Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that the situation in the DRC is “worrying”, adding that the Southern African Development Community must act to avoid the killing of more people.

MDC to SADC: 'Ensure free and fair elections in Zim's 2018 polls

2017-08-23 13:31

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change party led by Morgan Tsvangirai, has called on the Southern African Development Community to ensure free and fair elections in Zimbabwe next year.

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