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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...

Lesotho PM Thabane’s powers to be limited

The king of Lesotho Letsie III assented to legislation preventing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane dissolving parliament and calling an election in the event of...

Former wife of Lesotho PM wanted divorce

Hours before she was shot dead on the outskirts of Maseru, Lesotho’s former first lady Lipolelo Thabane made a surprising decision. According to a close...

Time running out for Lesotho’s Thabane

Lesotho lawmakers and South African mediators said legislation awaiting aprroval of the king will see Prime Minister Tom Thabane, suspected of killing his ex-wife,...

Thabane not going

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will not be told when to leave office, a national newspaper reported, resisting efforts to defuse a political crisis...

“Dignified retirement” for Lesotho PM

Lesotho’s government agreed with South African mediators and political parties to implement a “dignified retirement” for Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, a joint statement said,...

SA delegation to restore calm in Lesotho

South Africa will pursue talks to restore calm in Lesotho after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sent soldiers and armoured vehicles onto Maseru streets to...

Army deployed on Lesotho streets

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane deployed the army in Maseru on Saturday against unnamed “rogue national elements” he said wanted to destabilise the southern...

Thabane skips Lesotho

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane left the country, missing a court appearance at where he was expected to be charged with murdering his estranged...

Lesotho PM to face murder charge

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the murder of his late wife, the deputy police commissioner said in the latest twist...

Lesotho PM’s wife charged with murder

Lesotho police charged Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s wife with the murder of his previous spouse, the South African Broadcasting Corporation said. Police last month...

ISS: Lesotho’s future no clearer as Tom Thabane resigns

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Just when it looked like things couldn’t get worse in Lesotho, the country was again plunged into uncertainty last week with the announcement by...

Lesotho PM to resign – report

Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his intention to resign, the SA Broadcasting Corporation reported. The alert on its TV news channel gave no...

Lesotho saluted for progress on peace talks

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President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded progress in efforts to restore peace in Lesotho. Speaking at the final Plenary of the Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue on national reforms...

Exclusive: Lesotho Defence Force takes delivery of a new H125 helicopter

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The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) has commissioned into service a new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, replacing one that crashed last year. The aircraft, registration...

Successful police operation sees livestock recovered

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A recent police-led and driven operation showed another important facet of South Africa’s national border protection effort – livestock recovery and confiscation. The operation to...

Lesotho reform process going smoothly – Sisulu

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The reform process in Lesotho is “progressing smoothly” according to International Relations and Co-operation minister Lindiwe Sisulu. Last November the Southern African Development Community (SADC)...

SA, Lesotho Ministers inspect border operations

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Home Affairs Minister Siyabonga Cwele and his Lesotho counterpart Minister Tsukutlane Au visited the Maseru Bridge Port of Entry on Monday. The walkabout was aimed...

Lesotho Defence Force receives H125 helicopter

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The Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Air Wing has taken delivery of an H125 light utility helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, replacing a crashed EC135. The aircraft...

Job done for SAPMIL

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A year after opening offices in Maseru, the SADC Preventative Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL) ceased operations having made "good progress" in restoring...

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