Lesotho Newswire (Page 2)

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Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Lesotho. (Page 2)

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  1. .com | Ramaphosa urgently deployed to LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | News24

    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. The decision was taken by President Jacob Zuma, who is the chairperson of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security co-operation, the Southern Development Community said in a statement on Tuesday.

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  2. Ban Condemns Killing Of Former Lesotho Military CommanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Scoop

    United Nations Secretary-General today condemned the killing of Lt. Gen. Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, on 25 June, near Maseru.

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  3. Growing Lesotho Political Violence Imperils Trade DealsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Big News Network.com

    The man responsible for instigating an attempted coup against former Lesotho prime minister Thomas Thabane last August appears to have launched a wave of reprisals, prompting several political leaders to flee. Escalating political violence in Lesotho is threatening crucial trade deals at the center of the country's economy.

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  4. Lesotho peace hinges on KamoliRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Iol.co.za

    Lesotho's opposition parties have told South African defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and her Zimbabwean and Namibian counterparts here that Lesotho's controversial army commander Tlali Kamoli must go if peace and stability are to return to the country. Mapisa-Nqakula is leading a fact-finding mission to Lesotho to try to get to the bottom of the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao by soldiers of the Lesotho Defence Force last Thursday.

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  5. Lesotho taken in coup by stealth?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Iol.co.za

    ... stop. But Mosisili has dismissed their criticism, invoking the familiar sovereignty defence by saying that only the Lesotho government can decide who to appoint as army commander. Once more we are seeing Western countries taking the initiative to ...

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  6. .com | Fears of more violence in Lesotho after killing of ex-army bossRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | News24

    Cape Town Lesotho is likely to plunge into renewed political violence following the killing of its former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao by soldiers last week, according to media reports. Mahao was allegedly shot dead by soldiers in his village home on the outskirts of Maseru.

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  7. Killing of former Lesotho army chief deepens instabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Mail & Guardian

    Former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao was shot dead by soldiers last week, and there are fears it could spark a security crisis. The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident that risks sparking instability in a small mountainous kingdom of strategic importance to South Africa.

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  8. Lesotho: General's Death 'Reverses Achievements' in Lesotho - SADCRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | AllAfrica.com

    The SADC Secretariat and the peoples of the Southern African Development Community 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. The tragic manner of the passing on of Lieutenant General Mahao, a former seconded employee of the SADC Secretariat is regrettable, and leaves a big void in the fragile political and security environment in the Kingdom of Lesotho and in the SADC region as a whole.

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  9. Lesotho: Former Army Chief 'Assassinated', Says FamilyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | AllAfrica.com

    After his family launched a High Court application to have his body released, a military officer told the court that he died in the course of investigations . 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.

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  10. Concern over ex-army chief killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Iol.co.za

    The United States said on Monday it was "deeply concerned" after Lesotho's former army chief was shot dead last week, an incident that risks sparking instability in a small mountainous kingdom of strategic importance to South Africa. Former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao was shot dead by soldiers in his village home on June 25, according to local media reports.

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  11. Lesotho: Fired Lesotho Army Commander Shot DeadRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | AllAfrica.com

    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. Mahao, who was appointed army commander in August last year by former premier Thomas Thabane, was removed from office by current Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on May 22. Mahao replaced Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli but was unable to take control of the army after the latter rejected his dismissal.

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  12. .com | Lesotho revokes Gupta passportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | News24

    The Guptas have been fired as special advisers to the prime minister of Lesotho, and their diplomatic passports have been revoked. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has removed the politically connected Atul Gupta and his nephew Essa Omar Aziz as his special advisers, and has cancelled the passports they obtained controversially last August.

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  13. Gang eliminates ex-army chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | Iol.co.za

    Lesotho's suspended army chief, General Maaparankoe Mahao, was gunned down on Thursday afternoon by a gang of men, one reportedly dressed in army uniform as he drove from his farm in Mokema to the capital in Maseru. A professional soldier who stopped an imminent mutiny before the latest coup that toppled Prime Minister Tom Thabane last August, Mahao was always seen as too close to Thabane.

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  14. Lesotho: UN Chief Condemns Killing of Former Army CommanderRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | AllAfrica.com

    United Nations Secretary-General today condemned the killing of Lt. Gen. Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, on 25 June, near Maseru.

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  15. Ban condemns killing of former Lesotho military commanderRead the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | United Nations

    Gen. Maaparankoe Mahao, former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, on 25 June, near Maseru. "The Secretary-General expresses his condolences to the bereaved family and urges the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice," said a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.

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  16. Six years later and still no closureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Iol.co.za

    ... come to a definite conclusion over the last few days. Less than a week ago, Michael Ramodibedi, once president of Lesotho's appeal court and chief justice of Swaziland, finally met his judicial end. He resigned from the bench in Lesotho when he ...

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  17. Prince Harry had a decade of full-time military serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Gazette Series

    ... The continent is a place the Prince has a great affection for and his charity Sentebale is based in the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Speaking at the end of his recent tour of New Zealand Harry said: "...to actually get the chance to go to ...

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  18. .com | Dagga smuggling case postponedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | News24

    The case against two suspected dagga smugglers in the Ficksburg Magistrate's Court has been postponed until Wednesday when they are expected to bring a bail application. Relebohile Moses Moejane, 28, and Khotso Justice Mantis, 24, were allegedly caught with 80 bags of dagga on the Lesotho border on Thursday afternoon.

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  19. Prince Harry given ranger's role in African tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Sunday Herald

    ... The continent is a place the Prince has a great affection for and his charity Sentebale is based in the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Speaking at the end of his recent tour of New Zealand Harry said: "...to actually get the chance to go to ...

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  20. Harry ends his military careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Andover Advertiser

    ... The continent is a place the prince has a great affection for and his charity Sentebale is based in the Kingdom of Lesotho in southern Africa. Kensington Palace said in a statement: "After more than a decade of full-time military service Prince ...

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