Basotho Troops in Reported Coup Bid

After weeks of instability as a consequence of tensions in Lesotho's coalition government, troops briefly took control of police stations and patrolled the streets in a suspected coup attempt.

  • Lesotho:  Army Returns to Barracks After Lesotho Coup Bid, 30 August 2014

    Lesotho prime minister Tom Thabane fled to South Africa after troops seized police stations in an alleged coup attempt in which one person was killed and an unknown number of ... read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Lesotho Prime Minister Asks Regional Block to Help Restore Order

    Voice of America, 30 August 2014

    Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to help restore law and order in the country following an alleged attempted ... read more »

  • Lesotho:  Army Denies Lesotho Coup

    Deutsche Welle, 30 August 2014

    The prime minister of Lesotho has accused the country's army of a coup, something the military has denied. Soldiers in the small African kingdom had seized control of the police ... read more »

  • Lesotho:  South Africa Condemns Army Takeover

    CAJ News Agency, 30 August 2014

    LESOTHO military has seized power from democratically elected Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday, it has emerged. read more »

  • Lesotho:  Army Took Over Radio, TV Police Stations, Says S. Africa

    South African Government, 30 August 2014

    The South African Government notes with great concern the unfolding security situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho where the Lesotho Defence Force has taken over several key ... read more »

  • Lesotho:  Turbulence Ahead After Interparty Talks Crumble, 10 July 2014

    After nearly three rounds of inter-party talks between Lesotho's government coalition partners, the All Basotho Convention (ABC), the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the ... read more »

  • Lesotho:  Reported Coup Attempt in Lesotho

    Voice of America, 30 August 2014

    Gunfire was heard in Lesotho early Saturday morning as military units surrounded government buildings, including police offices in the capital. read more »

  • Lesotho:  Army in 'Possible Coup Attempt'

    Deutsche Welle, 30 August 2014

    Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized police headquarters and surrounded government buildings, officials say. The unrest comes after police banned a ... read more »

Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho.