Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'

2017-03-14 15:28

A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region.

Top Africa Stories: Mujuru, Cyclone Enawo

2017-03-09 20:34

Zimbabwe's Joice Mujuru has reportedly said that she was a "clear" successor to President Robert Mugabe before she got expelled from Zanu-PF, and cyclone Enawo has killed at least five.

Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Mugabe, Lesotho

2017-03-07 20:00

Tropical cyclone Enawo has struck Madagascar,buffeting the island with heavy rain, and President Robert Mugabe's government has agreed to pay civil servants bonuses to avert a strike.

Lesotho set for elections as PM loses parliament vote

2017-03-01 20:33

Lesotho's prime minister has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, deepening the political uncertainty in the mountain kingdom ahead of an election likely within three months.

SADC facilitator Ramaphosa welcomes return of exiled leaders to Lesotho

2017-02-13 11:01

South African Deputy President and Southern African Development Community facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho.

Lesotho crisis: SADC 'has done what is can', says Tom Thabane

2017-02-11 14:30

Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he welcomes the Southern African Development Community's continued intervention in his country's ongoing political crisis.

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Kenya, Zim

2017-02-10 20:25

Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane says he fears for his life as he prepares to return home, and President Kenyatta's dance moves have riled Kenyans ahead of crucial vote.

EXCLUSIVE: I'm going back home but I fear for my life, says Lesotho's exiled ex-PM Tom Thabane

2017-02-10 06:00

Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says he fears for his life as he prepares to return to the mountainous kingdom after two years of self-imposed exile in South Africa.

Lesotho crisis: PM Mosilili takes his deputy to court

2016-11-26 09:12

Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and Leader of coalition party Democratic Congress is suing members of his National Executive Committee that include his deputy Monyane Moleleki, demanding that they be suspended.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho

2016-11-24 20:01

Lesotho opposition has labelled the government "cowards", and a Zimbabwean woman has spoken of the terrifying moment her neighbour was snatched by a crocodile.


Lesotho to vote on June 3 after govt falls

2017-03-13 20:47

Lesotho will hold elections on June 3, officials have announced, the landlocked kingdom's second snap poll in three years as political instability deepens.

EXCLUSIVE: Lesotho not ready for elections, says former PM Thabane

2017-03-09 11:30

Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.

Lesotho king dissolves parliament, elections expected soon

2017-03-07 17:00

Lesotho's King Letsie has dissolved the mountainous kingdom's parliament, paving way for an election within three months, a report says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Lesotho, Ivory Coast

2017-02-13 20:08

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho, and a Zimbabwean traffic cop caught demanding a bribe has tries to do the most bizarre.

Ex-PM returns to restive Lesotho vowing to win power

2017-02-12 22:27

The former prime minister of Lesotho returned to the landlocked mountain kingdom on Sunday, pledging to win back power two years after fleeing in fear of his life.

EXCLUSIVE: I've been 'very safe' in SA, says Lesotho's exiled Tom Thabane

2017-02-11 10:30

Lesotho's ex-prime minister Tom Thabane has described his stay in South Africa as "very safe", as he prepares to head back home.

Ramaphosa heads to Lesotho 'to review peace progress'

2017-02-10 14:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to pay a working visit to Maseru, Lesotho in pursuance of his SADC mandate to consolidate peace and stability in the mountainous kingdom, the presidency says.

SA failed to speak out on Zim rights abuses - HRW

2017-01-13 08:39

South Africa missed several opportunities to place respect for human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2017.

Lesotho parties seal deal for govt of national unity, want Mosisili out

2016-11-25 14:44

Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s DC party and former prime minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention have confirmed signature of a coalition agreement for a government of national unity.

SADC, Lesotho stakeholders meet in Maseru

2016-11-24 17:00

The SADC Oversight Committee appointed to be an early warning mechanism for instability in Lesotho has met with stakeholders in the mountain kingdom.

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