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Lesotho

SADC preventive mission in place in Lesotho

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has positioned a just on 300-strong preventive mission in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

Reduced SADC contingent force for Lesotho

The assassination of the Lesotho Defence Force chief at the beginning of September saw a flurry of diplomatic and other activity from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) with talks of up to a battalion strength force being deployed to the mountain kingdom.

Lesotho Defence Force has received a new helicopter

The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has taken delivery of an H125 light helicopter, and inaugurated an upgraded runway at Mejametalana Airbase.

Lesotho waiting for SADC standby force

There is currently no official word from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a proposed intervention in Lesotho, but indications are a 1 200-strong standby force could be headed to the mountain kingdom as early as next week.

Former Lesotho defence chief arrested

The former head of Lesotho’s armed forces was arrested over unspecified offences committed during his four years in the job, police said.
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