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Ramaphosa talks reform with Lesotho king

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa turned back the pages to his time as Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) facilitator for Lesotho when he met...

ISS: Lesotho government paralysed by in-fighting

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The Southern African Development Community’s six-year-old reform process is in jeopardy. Lesotho has seemed from the outside to be fairly quiet since Moeketsi Majoro took...

SADC Mozambique force bolstered by Lesotho as Rwandans retake key port

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Lesotho has become the latest nation to contribute troops to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mission in Mozambique, which was formally launched on...

Op Corona stops illegal liquor sales also nets drugs, counterfeit cosmetics...

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Among eleven recent successes listed by Eastern Cape Joint Tactical HQ for the Operation Corona border protection tasking, one jumps out as being new...

UAVs give police an edge in border livestock theft ops

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Landlocked Lesotho provides South African defence and law enforcement agencies tasked with border protection ongoing problems of which livestock theft is one. This was confirmed...

Soldiers recover goats and seize narcotics on Lesotho border

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Another indication of the ease with which contraband and stolen goods move into South Africa comes from the Eastern Cape where soldiers deployed to...

Lesotho Defence Force confiscates 80 illegal guns, dangerous weapons

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The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) through its Infantry Battalion 11 has confiscated 80 illegal firearms from community members especially those in the highlands of...

Lesotho man nabbed in ‘SANDF’ uniform

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Lesotho soldiers last week apprehended a Mosotho man putting on the South African Defence Force (SANDF) uniform in Maputsoe town towards the Ficksburg border...

Call for drones on Free State-Lesotho border

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Border protection in South Africa’s central province – Free State – is allocated R88 million a year and 370 soldiers but does not appear...

Two men nabbed over cattle theft

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Two Lesotho-born men residing in Matatiele, South Africa, were apprehended by the Lesotho Defence Force’s (LDF’s) 13 Infantry Battalion on Wednesday last week after...

SANDF delegation visits Lesotho to discuss security issues

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A delegation from the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) arrived in Lesotho on Monday to discuss the apprehension and detention of two South...

Two SANDF members nabbed in Lesotho

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Two South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers were apprehended on Thursday night in Maseru after allegedly crossing into Lesotho without proper documents, police...

Link between border and rural security highlighted by Free State abduction

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Border security is by its nature ranked alongside rural security, sharing dangers including abduction and attackers escaping to a neighbouring country. Freedom Front Plus (FF+)...

Stock and other cross-border theft a regular occurrence on SA/Lesotho boundary

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South Africa might have new border management legislation in place but it’s not yet making an iota of difference along at least the border...

US donates personal protective equipment to Lesotho

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The US Department of Defence has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to Lesotho, including face masks, face shields and thermometers. Department of Defence personnel assigned...

Lesotho’s new PM sworn in but faces task of uniting fractious...

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Moeketsi Majoro was sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister on Wednesday, a day after his predecessor resigned under pressure over a scandal involving...

First COVID-19 case in Lesotho

Lesotho recorded its first case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the health ministry said, becoming the last country in southern and East Africa afflicted by...

Lesotho PM Thabane to resign by 22 May

Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will resign by 22 May, his spokesman said, adding he knew nothing of a report that the prime minister...

Lesotho deploys more soldiers to boost border control

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Lesotho has beefed up border security with the deployment of more soldiers to control illegal crossing into the country. There were already some 1 000...

Thabane coalition folds

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s coalition fell apart in parliament spelling the end of his tenure and paving the way to resolution of a...

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