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Ramaphosa returns to Lesotho

2014-12-09 22:20

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to go to Maseru, Lesotho as part of ongoing efforts to create a conducive climate for the February 2015 elections.

Yet another trip to Lesotho for Ramaphosa

2014-11-30 17:12

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to Lesotho in his capacity as SADC facilitator, the presidency says.

SADC officials to observe Namibian elections

2014-11-21 22:13

A group of SADC officials has arrived in Namibia to observe its elections and ensure adherence to democratic principles, the organisation says.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho

2014-11-18 17:37

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lesotho to monitor the implementation of recently-signed agreements.

Lesotho 'coup leader' accused of breaking peace deal

2014-11-07 09:22

A top defence official has urged regional powers to “remove” an influential military commander for flouting a peace deal meant to stabilise the tiny African country, two months after an attempted coup.

Ramaphosa to return to Lesotho

2014-11-04 14:44

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa is set to return to Lesotho to consolidate agreements reached during his last visit, the presidency says.

Botswana leader Khama to be sworn in for 2nd term

2014-10-27 14:09

The president of diamond-rich Botswana Ian Khama is set to be sworn in after seeing off the fiercest challenge yet to his party’s half century of unbroken rule.

SA will stand with Lesotho - Ramaphosa

2014-10-24 19:14

South Africa, in the spirit of former ANC president Oliver Tambo, will stand by Lesotho as it works towards a better future, the party's deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho

2014-10-22 20:57

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho to facilitate the country's return to political normalcy.

Ravalomanana family denied entry to city

2014-10-17 21:01

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana's family has been prevented from returning to the capital city, Antananarivo following their visit to see him, the family says.

Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho parliament opening

2014-10-17 07:44

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to attend the opening of Lesotho’s parliament, following weeks of political instability in that country, his office says.

SADC saddened by Madagascar situation

2014-10-16 14:33

SADC has expressed sadness at the situation in Madagascar stemming from its former president Marc Ravalomanana’s return to the country and subsequent arrest.

Nkoana-Mashabane in Mozambique for elections

2014-10-15 13:30

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has arrived in Mozambique where she will lead a SADC electoral observation mission for the general elections, her department says.

Ramaphosa to make 'major' announcement in Lesotho

2014-10-02 09:46

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to make a “major” announcement relating to his facilitation efforts in Lesotho, his spokesperson says.

Ramaphosa Lesotho visit continues

2014-10-01 07:56

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is continuing his visit to Lesotho to assist and facilitate the current political situation in the country, his office says.

Ramaphosa to return to Lesotho

2014-09-29 15:16

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, the SADC facilitator, is set to travel to Lesotho to continue his efforts to help return the country to constitutional normalcy, his office says.

At least 98 under Ebola quarantine in Harare

2014-09-23 10:44
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At least 98 people have reportedly been placed under Ebola quarantine in Harare, as Zimbabwe takes steps to strictly monitor visitors coming into the country.

Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisis

2014-09-16 07:27

Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, an official says.

SADC summit to discuss Lesotho, DRC

2014-09-15 09:32

The political impasse in Lesotho is expected to dominate the agenda at the SADC troika summit to be held in Pretoria, reports say.

Zuma prods Lesotho leaders to renew peace talks

2014-09-10 07:25

Rival Lesotho leaders have 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.

Lesotho PM 'trying to avoid no-confidence vote'

2014-09-08 16:30

An analyst says Lesotho PM Tom Thabane is trying to avoid a non-confidence vote by postponing plans to reopen parliament ’s delay in to reopen parliament.

Group warns of a looming coup in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 20:00
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A rights organisation has issued a warning that a coup remains imminent in Zimbabwe if the current "serious economic situation" in the southern African country persists.

SADC holds Ebola meeting in Zimbabwe

2014-09-05 12:53

SADC health ministers are holding a two-day meeting in Zimbabwe to hammer out a regional strategy to deal with the Ebola epidemic following cases of the virus in the DRC.

Mugabe could cause SADC 'democracy deficit'

2014-09-03 21:12

There could be a "democratic deficit" in the SADC during the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's tenure, the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition says.

Lesotho Parly likely to unseat PM – opposition

2014-09-02 12:57

Lesotho PM Tom Thabane is likely to be ousted when parliament convenes, following an agreement by the warring parties in the mountain nation to work together to restore stability.

 

Nkoana-Mashabane observes Mauritius poll

2014-12-01 21:05

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has officially launched the SADC election observer mission in Mauritius.

General accused of coup bid leaves Lesotho

2014-11-22 22:10

The renegade general accused of leading a failed coup attempt in Lesotho has left the kingdom along with two of his rivals as part of a deal to restore security.

Lesotho calls for expulsion of 2 SADC commanders

2014-11-19 14:15

Lesotho has demanded the expulsion of two senior officers from a SADC police mission, accusing them of sabotaging the security of Prime Minister Tom Thabane and other top officials.

Put people first, Mugabe urges African leaders

2014-11-12 10:50
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People should not get into politics for selfish and personal interests but for service to the people, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says during Zambian president Michael Sata’s funeral.

SA to send 140 police officers to Lesotho

2014-11-06 14:45
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Cabinet has approved the deployment of 140 SA Police Service officers to Lesotho, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says.

Ramaphosa’s Lesotho task no walk in the park – SADC

2014-10-28 20:52

SADC secretary Stergomina Tax has admitted there have been challenges in Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent mediation efforts in Lesotho.

Botswana polls free, fair - SADC

2014-10-27 06:10

Botswana's general elections were free and fair, the Southern African Development Community's electoral observer mission says.

Maseru Security Accord signed

2014-10-23 22:52

The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, has been signed in the country Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho to facilitate political normalcy

2014-10-22 07:27

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to travel to Maseru, Lesotho to facilitate the country’s return to political normalcy, his office says.

Mozambique vote generally fair, SADC says

2014-10-17 12:45

Observers for the southern African regional block have declared Mozambique’s national elections free and fair, a day after the main opposition Renamo party rejected provisional results.

Lesotho parly to reconvene in bid to end crisis

2014-10-16 18:22

Lesotho’s parliament is due to reconvene, the first step of a peace deal aimed at resolving weeks of crisis sparked by an attempted military coup.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho

2014-10-15 19:17

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru ahead of the reconvening of Lesotho's parliament.

Madagascar's ex-president returns from exile

2014-10-13 12:24

Former Madagascar president Marc Ravalomanana, who has been living in exile in South Africa since his ouster in 2009, has returned home.

Lesotho army, cops in fresh shootout

2014-10-01 17:24

Two policemen in Lesotho have been wounded during a shoot-out between the force and the military.

Ramaphosa arrives in crisis hit Lesotho

2014-09-30 11:25

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lesotho for further mediation to bring stability to the country, the presidency says.

Ramaphosa back from Lesotho

2014-09-24 14:41

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to South Africa following a two-day visit to Lesotho.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho for stability talks

2014-09-22 12:18

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, for talks to restore stability in the mountain kingdom, his office says.

Security threat worsening – Lesotho PM

2014-09-15 10:59

Prime Minister Tom Thabane says the security situation in Lesotho remains volatile and its parliament cannot reconvene under the current environment.

Too risky to arrest Lesotho coup leader - report

2014-09-14 11:06

Lesotho’s renegade army chief Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli has apparently resurfaced in Maseru despite facing treason charges, but police reportedly say it is too risky to arrest him.

Ebola: SADC agrees on travel restrictions

2014-09-09 14:36

SADC has reportedly agreed to impose travel restrictions on people coming into the region from countries affected by the Ebola virus.

Zuma to travel to Lesotho for peace talks

2014-09-08 15:37

President Jacob Zuma is set to travel to Lesotho to discuss restoring "peace and stability" in the country, the international relations department says.

Church prays for bloodless Lesotho resolution

2014-09-05 15:31

The Methodist Church of Southern Africa has welcomed the calmness in Lesotho following an apparent coup attempt last week.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

Lesotho PM safely back home after 'coup'

2014-09-03 14:35

Lesotho’s embattled PM Tom Thabane, who fled to South Africa at the weekend after an apparent coup bid to oust him, has returned safely to his home country, an aide says.

Gunfire, power cuts rekindle tensions in Lesotho

2014-09-02 09:04

Gunfire and power cuts have rekindled tensions in Lesotho's capital Maseru, as the mountain nation awaits the possible return of its exiled PM following an apparent coup.

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