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.

Secret talks in Lesotho

2014-10-23 19:04

South Africa's deputy president has held secret talks with a renegade Lesotho military commander, as an offer of partial amnesty is floated in the hope of ending a destabilising post-coup stand-off.

Lesotho extradition hearing continues

2014-10-23 11:29

The extradition hearing of Lesotho national Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, resumes in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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.

Lesotho parly convenes for 1st time since ‘coup’

2014-10-17 19:04

Lesotho's king have convened parliament for the first time since an alleged coup attempt in August, as the southern African country strives to resolve political tension before elections next year.

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.

Lesotho plans polls, but mood is unsettled

2014-10-13 07:26

After shootouts, political factions in Lesotho are struggling to work together as the southern African country plans elections.

Ramaphosa’s Lesotho Accord

2014-10-03 07:54

Cyril Ramaphosa's stature a leader will be tested, just like Jacob Zuma was when Nelson Mandela mandated him to mediate in Burundi, says Dr Siphamandla Zondi.

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.

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 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.

Lesotho crisis: Opposition hopes Ramaphosa can help

2014-09-23 14:02

Lesotho's main opposition, the Democratic Congress, has reportedly said all matters, including security issues, can be dealt with only after the kingdom nation’s parliament reconvenes.

Ramaphosa returning to Lesotho

2014-09-21 15:38

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to Maseru, Lesotho, to pursue a regional mandate to help restore peace, stability and democracy in the country, his office says.

Police, army exchange fire in Lesotho

2014-09-19 11:40

Police and the military have exchanged gunfire in Lesotho’s capital, the latest violence to rock Africa’s tiny mountain kingdom.

Ramaphosa to make peace in Lesotho

2014-09-16 15:43

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will act as the Southern African Development Community's facilitator in Lesotho.

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.

Discuss making Lesotho part of SA - NUM

2014-09-10 16:21

Serious discussions should take place about Lesotho becoming a part of South Africa, says the National Union of Mineworkers.

Lesotho: Why King Shaka said the F-word, and left

2014-09-10 12:52

Ian de Jager offers interesting trivia: from why King Shaka and others left Lesotho, to the fact that the country is the only one whose national flag sports a hat.

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: Chief’s daughter challenges male succession

2014-09-09 17:24

A complaint has been lodged with the African Commission about a law providing for male-only succession to chieftainship in Lesotho, Salc says.

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.

Lesotho peace deal in doubt, Zuma to mediate

2014-09-08 11:23

Lesotho's PM says he would not reopen parliament, calling into question a South African-brokered peace deal which allowed him to return to the country after an attempted coup.

SA police help hunt Lesotho coup plotter

2014-09-07 12:12

South African police are assisting in the hunt for suspected Lesotho coup plotter Tlali Kamoli, who is believed to be hiding in the mountains surrounding Maseru.


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.

Lesotho extradition hearing postponed

2014-10-23 14:07

The extradition hearing of Lesotho man, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one of them, has been postponed in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

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.

Ramaphosa concludes visit to Lesotho

2014-10-21 05:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his Southern African Development Community facilitation visit to Lesotho, his office 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.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho

2014-10-15 19:17

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

Why Lesotho’s crisis is SA’s concern

2014-10-05 17:36

There are other reasons for our government’s eager rush to aide the ailing political body that has become Lesotho. And that is water, says Jonathan Brady.

Lesotho brings vote forward - Ramaphosa

2014-10-02 17:07

Lesotho's national general election has been brought forward two years to 2015, South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says.

Investigate Lesotho shootings - Ramaphosa

2014-10-01 21:41

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has called for an investigation into the shootings in Maseru, Lesotho.

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.

Lesotho cops suspect own in coup attempt

2014-09-30 05:00

Lesotho's police force has launched an investigation into some of its own officers for their possible role in a coup attempt that left one policeman dead.

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.

Ramaphosa 'encouraged' by Lesotho patriotism

2014-09-19 07:35

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been encouraged by the determination of Lesotho's political roleplayers to find a lasting solution to their challenges, his office says.

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.

Lesotho deadlock prompts fresh crisis summit

2014-09-12 19:21

Lesotho's deadlocked political parties have failed to meet a deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders.

Lesotho's 'renegade general' not in hiding – report

2014-09-10 14:23

A Lesotho army general thought to be in possession of a stockpile of weapons while hiding in the country’s mountains has been seen at a meeting in Maseru, a report says.

Zuma gives Lesotho 2 days to open parliament

2014-09-10 10:02

Lesotho coalition leaders have been given two days to agree on a date to open parliament by President Jacob Zuma, a report says.

Zuma in bid to rescue Lesotho peace deal

2014-09-09 21:05

South African President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Lesotho, in what is being seen as a last-ditch effort to resolve a political crisis amid calls for regional military intervention.

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.

Basotho fear an attack at any time - police

2014-09-08 14:53

Lesotho citizens are reportedly living in fear as tensions continue to simmer in the mountain nation following last week’s attempted coup that forced PM Tom Thabane to flee the country.

Military action only option against Lesotho general

2014-09-07 14:31

Lesotho's army commander says military action is now the only option against a general accused of masterminding an attempted coup.

Renegade Lesotho general seizes weapons

2014-09-05 22:28

A Lesotho general suspected of involvement in last week's attempted coup has seized army weapons in preparation for a possible stand-off.

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