Lesotho opposition parties 'pull out of SADC recommended reform process' – report

2018-09-26 20:27

Lesotho’s opposition parties have reportedly pulled out from the Southern African Development Community recommended reform process, demanding that the government sets aside the suspension of the country's chief justice.

Ramaphosa in Lesotho for post-elections national dialogue

2017-10-18 12:07

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as SADC facilitator to Lesotho, is expected in Maseru on Wednesday, to attend the country's landmark post-elections national dialogue.

Zuma: As SADC we can't and shall not be in Lesotho forever

2017-09-16 10:08

President Jacob Zuma, as current SADC chair, has urged that action be taken to stabilise Lesotho, adding that "as SADC, we cannot and shall not be in Lesotho forever. We desire to have Lesotho off the SADC agenda soonest".

SADC: Killing of Lesotho army chief 'an inexcusable barbaric and heinous act'

2017-09-06 18:00

The Southern African Development Community has described the killing of Lesotho's military chief Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, as an "inexcusable barbaric and heinous act".

Zuma slams 'senseless' killing of Lesotho's chief of defence force

2017-09-05 18:44

President Jacob Zuma has condemned the killing of Lesotho's army commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, the Department of International Relations and Co-oprtation says in a statement.

Former Lesotho PM on run as SADC fails to intervene

2017-09-03 00:00

Lesotho’s opposition has accused Prime Minister Tom Thabane of cracking down on political opponents.

Lesotho's Thabane, 78, tells SADC summit he's getting married 'again'

2017-08-19 14:36

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane, 78, has interrupted the programme of the Southern African Development Community summit to make an "important announcement", saying he’s getting married again.

Lesotho probes tapping of new PM's office

2017-07-29 20:02

Lesotho authorities are investigating a security breach after wire-tapping gadgets were discovered in the office of the new prime minister earlier this week, an official has said.

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".


Sisulu apologises to Lesotho King Letsie III over border drama

2018-04-07 11:19

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu has paid a courtesy call on the King of Lesotho, His Majesty King Letsie III to discuss, among other things, the challenges at the Maseru Bridge, a border between South Africa and Lesotho.

Former military chief in Lesotho charged with murder

2017-10-16 20:07

A former military commander in Lesotho has been charged with murdering a police official during a purported 2014 attempt to topple the government of the small African mountain kingdom.

Lesotho king: Stop using the army for 'dirty' work

2017-09-15 11:23

King Letsie III has called on Lesotho's political leaders to stop using the army for "dirty" work, as he addressed mourners at the funeral of a commander who was assassinated last week.

LATEST: SADC to send fact-finding mission to Lesotho after army chief killing

2017-09-06 10:10

SADC is set to send a ministerial fact-finding mission to Lesotho to assess the situation following the killing of the country's army commander Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, a statement says.

Lesotho's army chief shot dead by rival soldiers: official

2017-09-05 16:20

Lesotho's army commander has been shot dead by rival officers at a military barracks, an official says, in an apparent assassination set to revive instability in the mountainous African kingdom.

Lesotho's ex-deputy PM 'flees to SA after death threats' – reports

2017-08-31 12:44

Lesotho's former deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing has reportedly fled to South Africa, after receiving death threats.

Lesotho will never be SADC's 'bad boy' again, says PM Lesotho

2017-08-10 12:42

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane has vowed that the mountain kingdom will never be SADC's "bad boy" again.

Mamoepe 'an avid communicator and diplomat', says Lesotho

2017-07-24 13:40

The Lesotho government and opposition officials have reportedly hailed the late struggle activist and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa as "an avid communicator and diplomat".

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.

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