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Moseneke named SADC Lesotho mediation team leader

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Former South African Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke is set to lead the mediation team of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

SAPMIL mandate extended

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The mandate of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Preventive Mission to Lesotho (SAPMIL) has been extended by six months. The decision to...

SADC looking at DR Congo and Lesotho

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is today putting the DR Congo and Lesotho under the microscope in an effort to resolve...

SAPMIL presence contributing to calm in Lesotho

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The SAPMIL (SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho) has in just over two months acted as a successful deterrent to further instability and...

SADC Lesotho mission budget is $6 million plus for six months

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Lesotho mission, while not overly large in number, needs more funding to do its work, according...

SADC preventive mission in place in Lesotho

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

SADC preventive mission in place in Lesotho

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

Reduced SADC contingent force for Lesotho

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The assassination of the Lesotho Defence Force chief at the beginning of September saw a flurry of diplomatic and other activity from...

Lesotho Defence Force has received a new helicopter

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

Lesotho waiting for SADC standby force

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There is currently no official word from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on a proposed intervention in Lesotho, but indications are...

Former Lesotho defence chief arrested

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

ISS: Is SADC at last flexing its muscles in Lesotho?

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Will the Southern African Development Community (SADC) get it right in Lesotho this time? After over three years of quite intense diplomacy,...

SADC approves contingent force for Lesotho

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has condemned the recent violence in Lesotho which saw General Khoantle Motsomotso, Commander of the mountain...

SADC on Lesotho

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The assassination of Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Chief, has been called ‘a serious blight and setback to ongoing...

SANDF told to be “more vigilant” on Lesotho border

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With Lesotho on edge following Tuesday's shooting of the country's military leader and two senior officers, the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister’s wife shot dead

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The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead on Wednesday, two days before her husband's inauguration, raising fears...

Lesotho Prime Minister concedes election defeat

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Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili conceded defeat in a parliamentary election to Thomas Thabane, government said easing concerns of political instability in...

Lesotho votes two years after previous election amid instability

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People in Lesotho voted in a national election two years after the previous one as the Southern African kingdom struggles with political...

SADC leaders meet in Swaziland

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President Jacob Zuma was among the regional leaders who participated in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Extraordinary Summit of Heads of...

Lesotho parliament dissolved

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Lesotho's king has dissolved parliament and will shortly set an election date, the deputy prime minister said, days after Prime Minister Pakalitha...

ISS: Is Lesotho about to plunge into chaos again?

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Lesotho, that chronic ulcer burning the gut of South Africa, is playing up again. After some 30 months of diplomacy by Pretoria...

SA Home Affairs officials, Basotho nationals nabbed for fraud, corruption

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The Hawks have arrested 20 Home Affairs officials and six Basotho nationals at the Maseru port of entry. The 26 suspects, aged between...

ISS: SADC cracks the whip in Lesotho

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The tiny, landlocked mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been giving the region a chronic migraine, way out of proportion to its size,...

ISS: SADC report on Lesotho – cause for hope, or more...

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This weekend, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will convene a double troika summit in Mozambique to receive the report of its...

Constitutional, security reforms for Lesotho

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South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the SADC Observer Mission that he has led made recommendations for the Kingdom of Lesotho...

Deteriorating Lesotho security situation sees Ramaphosa facilitating again

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One who is sure to be keeping an eagle eye on developments in Lesotho as well as the diplomatic peace brokering efforts...

U.S. “deeply concerned” after former Lesotho army chief killed

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The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident...

Lesotho swears in prime minister after tight election

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Lesotho's Pakalitha Mosisili was sworn in as prime minister on Tuesday, two weeks after he formed a coalition government that neighbouring South...

Lesotho looks to hold on to peace after early elections

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South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said Lesotho should form a government promptly after weekend polls and push ahead with constitutional and...

Final results of Lesotho polls reveal no clear winner

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The final results of southern African kingdom Lesotho's general elections revealed no outright winner as the ruling All Basotho Congress party narrowly...

Lesotho goes to polls in bid for stability six months after...

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The people of Lesotho voted on Saturday in a tense election they hope will restore stability six months after an attempted coup...

Lesotho prepares for early vote in bid to ease political crisis

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Feuding parties in Lesotho's ruling coalition will face off on Saturday in early national elections staged in a bid to restore stability...

Lesotho army, ex-PM bodyguards in shootout ahead of election

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A bystander was killed and three people were wounded in a shootout between soldiers and two former bodyguards of Lesotho's prime minister,...

Lesotho senior officials leave for Africa

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SADC Facilitator and South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the departure of three senior Lesotho Defence Force and Police officials...

SA deploys police in Lesotho

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Pretoria – South Africa has deployed 140 members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) to the Kingdom of Lesotho to ensure...

Diamonds and dagga confiscated on Lesotho border

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That border protection is not only preventing people from illegally entering South Africa comes from the Lesotho/Free State border where diamonds valued...

Lesotho’s king convenes parliament for first time since “coup”

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Lesotho's king convened parliament on Friday for the first time since an alleged coup attempt in August as the southern African country...

Lesotho to hold elections two years early after attempted coup

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Lesotho has brought forward 2017 elections by two years to try to resolve political tensions in the southern African country after an...

Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

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Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent...

ISS: Challenges ahead for SADC’s mediation in Lesotho

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Last weekend saw developments of what can be termed as anarchy and subservience taking place in Lesotho's capital, Maseru. The turbulence had...

African Standby Force exercise in Lesotho postponed until March

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The Amani field training exercise (FTX) for the AU African Standby Force (ASF) planned for next month has been postponed to March...

Lesotho PM returns home under tight security after “coup”

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Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane returned to State House in the capital Maseru on Wednesday, four days after he fled to South...

ISS: What next for Lesotho?

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South Africans woke up on Saturday morning to the disturbing news that a coup d'état was taking place in the mountain kingdom...

Over 5 000kg of dagga confiscated by soldiers on border protection

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That the defence force makes a difference in border protection has again been illustrated with a large dope bust on the Lesotho/South...

Lesotho PM calls for regional peace force after “coup”: aide

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Lesotho's prime minister has asked southern African states to send peacekeepers into his mountain kingdom to restore order after an apparent coup...

Lesotho’s deputy premier in charge after PM flees “coup”

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Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane accused Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing of helping to plan a coup by the army that forced...

Lesotho to host African Standby Force exercise

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A planning meeting currently underway in Gaborone, Botswana, will finalise planning for a major field exercise in Lesotho next October in support...

State failing in duty on Lesotho border – Free State farmers

Free State farmers are again headed for court over what they describe as a chaotic situation along the rugged Lesotho border. The...

Lesotho defence force gets new chief

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The Lesotho Defence Force has received a new commander, Major General Phatoli Lekanyane, succeeding Lieutenant General Thuso Motanyane, who retired after 38...

Lesotho struggles to normalise situation at Lesotho-SA border

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Lesotho Foreign Affairs and International Relations Minister Mohlabi Tsekoa has summoned the South African high commissioner to his office, to register it's...