Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya

2016-10-03 17:22

Mugabe set to attend Lesotho's independence celebration after shunning similar invite from Botswana, More than 50 people die in a stampede in Ethiopia, and Gabon unveils inclusive cabinet.

Drought is a wake-up call on SA’s water needs

2016-09-11 06:04

The drought that has nearly depleted several major dams and led to countrywide water restrictions is a much-needed wake-up call for South Africa, which faces increasing water scarcity in future.

Ramaphosa visits Lesotho ahead of SADC summit

2016-08-20 11:40

Deputy President and Southern African Development Community facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has paid a working visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho ahead of the upcoming SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government.

R2K slams attacks on media freedom in southern Africa

2016-08-16 16:35

Media advocacy group Right2Know has expressed concern over the recent attacks on press freedom in some southern African countries, including Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.

Lesotho Times journalist 'flees to SA amid fears for her safety'

2016-07-19 23:01

Lesotho Times journalist Keiso Mohloboli has fled her home country Lesotho to neighbouring South Africa amid fears for her safety, a regional media monitoring agency says.

Lesotho editor in critical condition after shooting

2016-07-14 12:38

A veteran newspaper editor from Lesotho is in critical condition after being shot outside his home in Maseru.

Media, human rights groups slam assassination attempt on Lesotho editor

2016-07-12 13:16

Southern African media organisations and human rights groups have expressed outrage over the assassination attempt on the Zimbabwean-born editor of Lesotho Times, a report says.

SADC maps security reforms to ensure stability in Lesotho

2016-06-29 13:37

A SADC-appointed committee has been established to oversee the implementation of constitutional and security sector reforms in Lesotho, a report says , adding that the move would ensure stability in the mountain kingdom.

Lesotho farmlands dry up as drought worsens

2016-02-03 10:28

The government of Lesotho has declared a national emergency as drought continues to hit farming communities.

Prince Harry braves the SA heat on charity trip

2015-11-29 15:00

Britain’s party-loving Prince Harry slathered himself with sunscreen as he grew pink during a visit to South Africa and Lesotho this week.


Mugabe to attend Lesotho's independence celebrations, after 'snubbing' Khama

2016-10-03 12:20

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is set to attend Lesotho's 50th independence anniversary later this week, after he recently "turned down" a similar invite from Botswana, a report says.

Nomvula ‘misled’ Zuma

2016-09-04 17:00

Experts claim Mokonyane misrepresented SA’s water needs to President Zuma and Lesotho’s prime minister

WATCH: Lesotho hosts another successful Winter Whip

Africa's one and only slopestyle event, the Xperia Winter Whip Snowboard and Ski Jam, took place on Saturday, 6 August 2016 at Afriski Mountain Resort in Lesotho. Watch.

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Drought ravages Lesotho as water exported to SA

2016-08-14 16:43

For farmer Mohlakoane Molise, the view of the enormous Katse dam from his smallholding high in the mountains of Lesotho taunts him daily.

Lesotho Times editor transferred to SA hospital amid fears for his safety

2016-07-15 17:14

Zimbabwean-born editor of the Lesotho Times newspaper, Lloyd Mutungamiri, has been transferred to a South African hospital in Bloemfontein as fears about his safety mount, a report says.

Lesotho police probe attempted murder of Zim-born editor

2016-07-13 12:48

Police in Lesotho have launched a probe into the attempted murder of the Zimbabwean-born editor of Lesotho Times, Lloyd Mutungamiri, police say.

Zimbabwean editor of Lesotho Times survives attempted assassination

2016-07-11 15:22

The editor of Lesotho Times, Lloyd Mutungamiri, is fighting for his life after a failed assassination attempt by unknown assailants at his Maseru home, reports say.

SADC leaders meet in Botswana over instability in Lesotho

2016-06-28 13:04

Leaders from the Southern African Development Community have converged in Botswana for a summit aimed at taking stock of the situation in Lesotho, reports say.

SADC suspends activities in Lesotho

2016-01-19 14:26

SADC has decided to suspend its activities in Lesotho after a meeting in Botswana failed to reach an agreement regarding the inquiry into the death of Maaparankoe Mahao, Lesotho’s former army commander.

Prince Harry honours most important women in his life

2015-11-26 18:10

Prince Harry has opened a new centre in Lesotho that helps HIV positive children orphaned by HIV/Aids and named it after his mother and his nanny.

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