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When rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the mountain kingdom had escaped its cycle of violence also perished.
Lesotho is hoping for political stability after the inauguration of Prime Minister Tom Thabane a days after wife shot dead outside the capital Maseru.
South Africa will not tolerate a military coup in Lesotho, international relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has warned.
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.
Foreign observers have described Lesotho's weekend election as "largely peaceful" despite the shock deployment of armed soldiers at polling stations on voting day.
Election officials in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho are investigating why armed soldiers had been deployed at many polling stations on voting day.
Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho are casting ballots in an election widely expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability.
Lesotho former prime minister Thomas Thabane, who is fighting to regain power in this weekend's elections, will never forget fleeing his official residence in 2014 as rogue soldiers apparently sought to kill him.
The southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho holds a snap this weekend, with experts predicting another fractious coalition government.
Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.
Tom Thabane has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister for the second time in just over two years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Voters in the small southern African kingdom of Lesotho are voting in an election widely expected to lead to another fractious coalition government and the risk of deepening instability.
Two veteran former prime ministers lead the field in Lesotho's election, in a vote likely to result in another coalition government for the landlocked mountain kingdom.
Two veteran former prime ministers lead the field ahead of Lesotho's election this weekend, in a vote likely to result in another coalition government for the landlocked mountain kingdom.
Lesotho will hold elections on June 3, officials have announced, the landlocked kingdom's second snap poll in three years as political instability deepens.
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.
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