Lesotho


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.

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 back in Lesotho to consolidate agreements

2014-11-06 05:49

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Lesotho to hold a series of meetings and consolidate agreements reached during his last visit, his office says.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Lesotho hunts 'assassins'

2014-11-11 05:15

Lesotho police are investigating allegations that foreign assassins are entering the country via South Africa, where they intend to kill Prime Minister Tom Thabane.

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.

Extradition hearing of Lesotho 'butcher' delayed

2014-11-05 18:29

The extradition hearing of Lesotho national Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, accused of chopping up two people and boiling the heart of one, has been postponed again.

Diamonds, drugs, seized at Lesotho border

2014-11-03 14:12

Diamonds, drugs and stolen vehicles have been seized at SA's Free State border with Lesotho over the past week, SADF says.

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.

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