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Thursday, 07-02-15, 12:45Region to Hold Troika Summit On Lesotho[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned from his visit to Lesotho after being dispatched there by Chairperson of the SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, President Jacob Zuma. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 20:16Concern Mounts Over Security in Lesotho[Deutsche Welle] SADC has sent a mediator to Lesotho following the killing of a former army chief which has aroused regional concerns. Tensions are still running high following an attempted coup and subsequent elections. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 15:19Mugabe 'Concerned' Over Lesotho Crisis[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who is also the current Southern African Development Community (SADC) chair, is reportedly "very concerned" about the latest developments in Lesotho, as fears mount that the country might plunge into renewed political violence. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 8:57Deputy President On Urgent Mission in Lesotho[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator on Lesotho, has started an urgent mission to the Kingdom to help defuse security tension there. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 14:52Opposition Boycotts Parliament Over Army Killing[News24Wire] Lesotho's opposition members reportedly boycotted parliament on Monday as they protested against the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao last week. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 7:04Deputy President Ramaphosa Deployed to Lesotho[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been urgently sent to Lesotho to consult with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili following fears of more political instability in the country. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 14:47General's Death 'Reverses Achievements' in Lesotho - SADC[SADC] The SADC Secretariat and the peoples of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region received with sorrow and heartfelt grief the sad news of the passing on of Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force on Thursday, 25th June, 2015. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 13:51Former Army Chief 'Assassinated', Says Family[allAfrica] The killing of a former Lesotho army chief and the torture of detained soldiers has focused new attention on demands for security sector reforms to end abuses of power by the country's military. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 12:41Departure Statement By the Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho, Dr Rajen Prasad[Commonwealth] Statement by: Dr Rajen Prasad, Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 8:24Fired Lesotho Army Commander Shot Dead[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Lesotho army commander Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao was shot dead in the capital last Thursday, plunging the troubled southern African country into yet another political crisis. read more...

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