PM Returns to Lesotho After 'Coup' Chaos

Prime Minister Tom Thabane, who fled the country when troops briefly seized police installations, has returned to Maseru following an agreement which could see the formation of a new coalition government. The deal came at the end of talks brokered by the Southern African Development Community.

  • Lesotho:   PM Returns to Lesotho After 'Coup' Chaos

    allAfrica, 3 September 2014

    Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane, who fled the country when troops briefly seized police installations last weekend, has returned to Maseru and Parliament will reconvene later… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   What Next for Lesotho?

    ISS, 2 September 2014

    South Africans woke up on Saturday morning to the disturbing news that a coup d'état was taking place in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, and that the country's prime… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Leaders Agree to Reconvene Parliament

    allAfrica, 1 September 2014

    The leaders of Lesotho's coalition government have agreed on a timetable for resuming sittings of the country's Parliament. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Basotho Leaders Agree on Path Out of Crisis

    Govt of SA, 1 September 2014

    1. Following the recent political and security developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Excellency Jacob G. Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa and Chairperson… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Police Absent, Courts Close as Lesotho Crisis Talks Continue

    allAfrica, 1 September 2014

    Talks between Lesotho's coalition partners on the future of the nation's government were continuing in Pretoria on Monday, the country's news services reported. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Regional Ministers Meet Over Lesotho, 1 September 2014

    Foreign Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) states are meeting in Pretoria this morning to discuss the reported "coup" in Lesotho. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   What's Going on in Lesotho? A Rough Guide

    The Daily Vox, 1 September 2014

    Lesotho just had a lazy weekend jol that's looking kind of like it could be a coup. I know. What the shit, right? And on a Saturday morning, too. Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Leaders 'Due to Talk' Following Alleged Coup

    Deutsche Welle, 31 August 2014

    Leaders of the tiny African nation of Lesotho were reported to be gathering in neighboring South Africa to talk through a political standoff. The country's prime minister has… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   Coup or No Coup?

    The Daily Vox, 1 September 2014

    Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that's worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week's SADC wrap. This week she breaks… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Lesotho Coup - Zim On Fact Finding Visit

    The Herald, 1 September 2014

    SADC chairperson President Mugabe has dispatched Ministers of Defence, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and Foreign Affairs, Cde Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, to South Africa to gather information… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   UN Calls for Dialogue Over Crisis

    UN News, 31 August 2014

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday about the reported military takeover in the southern African nation of Lesotho, and called on all parties to… Read more »

  • Lesotho:   'Return to Barracks,' Says Commonwealth

    Commonwealth, 30 August 2014

    Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma today deplored the reported attempt at a military coup in Lesotho Read more »

  • Lesotho:   Limbo in Lesotho - There Goes the Neighbourhood

    Daily Maverick, 31 August 2014

    Whether there was or wasn't a coup in Lesotho this weekend, it's clear that the country is going through a dangerous political transition. And like it or not, given our unique… Read more »

  • Southern Africa:   African Union Warns Against Illegal Power Grab

    African Union, 30 August 2014

    The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is following with deep concern the ongoing developments in the Kingdom of Lesotho and the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MDC Wants SADC Intervention in Lesotho

    New Zimbabwe, 31 August 2014

    A SMALLER faction of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube on Sunday called on SADC to intervene militarily to restore the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Thomas… Read more »


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