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2018-01-15 18:07

The North Gauteng High Court sets aside a bid to have Hoërskool Overvaal admit 55 English-speaking learners, the world's fifth largest diamond is discovered in Lesotho and see the Queen’s response to where the crown jewels were hidden during WW2.

Exceptional 910 carat gem diamond found in Lesotho

2018-01-15 09:41

A 910 carat gem diamond has been recovered in a Lesotho mine - the fifth largest gem quality diamond ever recovered.

5 Lesotho soldiers charged in shooting of newspaper editor

2017-12-04 20:01

A brigadier and 4 other soldiers in Lesotho have been charged with attempted murder for the 2016 shooting of an editor whose newspaper was seen as critical of the military commander at the time

#GuptaLeaks: How family hijacked (and then lost) a Lesotho diamond mine

2017-12-01 06:59

On the eve of the highly contested February 2015 Lesotho elections, Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s government signed away a diamond mine to a company linked to the Guptas.

Top Africa stories: Kenya, Grace Mugabe, Tanzania

2017-10-19 08:14

Grace Mugabe is suing a Lebanese businessman more than a million US dollars in a botched diamond ring deal, and one of Kenya's eight election commissioners has quit, saying that next week's election cannot be 'credible'.

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.

Safety of journalists in Lesotho 'under threat', says Sanef

2017-10-03 11:54

The South Africa National Editors' Forum has expressed concern over the condition of journalists in Lesotho, saying their safety is "under threat".

Lesotho slammed for shutting down 'anti-govt' radio station – report

2017-09-22 11:39

Lesotho's government has reportedly defended its decision to shut down a privately owned radio station that is seen as being anti-government.

Lesotho’s political strife to cost SADC millions

2017-09-17 06:33

Lesotho’s political troubles will cost the Southern African Development Community more than R89.1m in the next few months as the region prepares to send in a standby force of military, security, intelligence and civilian experts to support the government.

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.


World's fifth largest diamond discovered in Lesotho

2018-01-15 13:45

A diamond thought to be the fifth largest of gem quality ever found has been discovered in Lesotho, miner Gem Diamonds says, and could be worth as much as $40 million.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, Mnangagwa, Kenya

2017-12-05 06:00

Relatives of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe have reportedly claimed that they cut ties with their daughter-in-law Grace Mugabe more than two years ago, and Zimbabwe's president has sworn in a new cabinet.

Regional force deploys to Lesotho over security concerns

2017-12-03 07:46

A 258-strong regional force has been deployed to Lesotho to ease security concerns in the landlocked kingdom after the killing of the country's top army commander in September.

Dino track in Lesotho

2017-10-29 05:49

For the woman who led the team of palaeontologists who discovered the three- toed footprint of a giant theropod dinosaur, it was a childhood dream come true.

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.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Lesotho, Madagascar

2017-10-04 07:25

Grace Mugabe has drawn criticism from health and political activists after she allegedly donated used underwear to Zanu-PF party supporters and President Robert Mugabe arrives in South Africa on an official visit without her.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe and Trump, Togo, Chad

2017-09-23 09:04

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has mocked US President Donald Trump, describing hims as the "Giant Gold Goliath", and more than 50 people have died of cholera in Chad .

Instability lingers in Lesotho after deadly shootout

2017-09-17 10:00

For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background noise in the small southern African kingdom.

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".

Top Africa stories: SADC troika, Mugabe, Togo

2017-09-15 08:47

SA is set to host the SADC Double Troika summit in Pretoria, and the US has reportedly queried the inclusion of President Robert Mugabe's family on his entourage of more than 70 people to the UN summit.

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