Thabane takes over 'deeply divided Lesotho' as opposition MPs boycott inauguration

2017-06-16 17:00

Tom Thabane has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister for the second time in just over two years.

'Tight security' in Lesotho ahead of Thabane's inauguration

2017-06-16 10:30

Security has reportedly been tightened at Setsoto Stadium ahead of prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's inauguration amid fears some elements in the Lesotho army may attempt "to sabotage the ceremony".

SA calls for calm in Lesotho after killing of PM Thabane's wife

2017-06-15 20:00

South Africa has called for calm in Lesotho following the killing of prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo.

Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho PM Thabane's inauguration

2017-06-15 11:34

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also SADC facilitator, is set to attend the inauguration ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane in Lesotho, the presidency says. This is despite news of the shooting of Thabane's wife.

UPDATE: Lesotho PM Thabane's wife, 58, was shot dead in a village outside Maseru

2017-06-15 08:40

The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming prime minister Thomas Thabane was shot dead in a village in the outskirts of Maseru, it has emerged. A gunman opened fire as she entered the gate of her home, killing her instantly.

New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife allegedly shot dead

2017-06-14 23:08

The estranged wife of Lesotho's new Prime Minister Tom Thabane has allegedly been shot dead.

Easing fears, Lesotho's PM Mosisili resigns after election loss

2017-06-09 13:09

Easing fears of instability, Lesotho's government says the prime minister has resigned after losing elections in the small southern African nation beset by power struggles in recent years.

Ramaphosa hails 'peaceful, democratic' election in Lesotho

2017-06-07 11:02

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the Southern African Development Community facilitator, has hailed the "peaceful and democratic" election in Lesotho, as he extended his "profound congratulations" to the mountain kingdom, a statement says.

Lesotho ex-PM to form coalition govt after poll win

2017-06-06 19:32

Lesotho's former prime minister Thomas Thabane is poised to form a coalition government after his party won snap elections at the weekend and defeated the ruling alliance,official results released have showed.

WATCH: Focus on Africa

2017-06-05 12:46

Vote counting is reportedly under way in Lesotho following the country's general elections, and President Robert Mugabe has launched a nationwide 10-venue speaking tour aimed at drumming up support ahead of elections next year.


Lesotho hopes for political stability as PM is inaugurated

2017-06-16 14:32

Lesotho is hoping for political stability after the inauguration of Prime Minister Tom Thabane a days after wife shot dead outside the capital Maseru.

Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Somalia, Zim

2017-06-15 20:00

Lesotho's incoming prime minister Tom Thabane is 'devastated' by the shooting of his wife, his party says, and UN says it "has nothing to do with sanctions" imposed against Zimbabwe by the West.

Lesotho: Tom Thabane's inauguration 'still on' despite wife's shooting

2017-06-15 14:32

Lesotho's government secretary, Lebohang Ramohlanka, says plans for the prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's inauguration are "still on" despite the shooting of his wife Lipolelo.

Lesotho PM Thabane 'devastated' by shooting of his wife

2017-06-15 10:04

The secretary general of incoming prime minister Tom Thabane's All Basotho Convention party, says he (Thabane) is devastated by the shooting of his wife Lipolelo, 58.

'Killing' of Lesotho PM Thabane's wife raises instability fears

2017-06-15 06:14

Social media users have raised fears of continued political instability in Lesotho following the alleged killing of Lesotho incoming prime minister Tom Thabane's estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane.

A coup in Lesotho won’t be tolerated in SA’s backyard – Nkoana-Mashabane

2017-06-11 22:59

South Africa will not tolerate a military coup in Lesotho, international relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has warned.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Botswana, Lesotho

2017-06-08 06:07

President Donald Trump has reportedly called on President Robert Mugabe's government to urgently make political and economic reforms and Botswana has banned Zimbabwe's chicken imports over bird flu fears.

Former PM Thabane dominates in Lesotho elections

2017-06-07 06:11

A former prime minister who fled Lesotho in 2014 out of concern that soldiers planned to assassinate him has dominated a national election, setting the stage for him to form a coalition government.

Observers dub Lesotho polls 'largely peaceful'

2017-06-05 19:00

Foreign observers have described Lesotho's weekend election as "largely peaceful" despite the shock deployment of armed soldiers at polling stations on voting day.

Focus on Africa: Lesotho and Zimbabwe talk elections

The mountainous kingdom of Lesotho went to the polls this weekend, while Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe launched Zanu-PF's campaign for 2018. Watch

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