Lesotho Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. 'Grave concern' about Lesotho tortureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Iol.co.za

    A picture taken in 2014 in Maseru shows the car of Lieutenant general Maaparankoe Mahao, damaged during an attempt of assassination. Picture: Mujahid Safodien Johannesburg A leading human rights group on Tuesday warned of "grave human rights concerns" including allegations of widespread torture of detained soldiers in Lesotho despite the intervention there by the Southern African Development Community .

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  2. Inquiry into Mahao killing to startRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Iol.co.za

    Cape Town The independent commission of inquiry appointed by regional leaders last month, mainly to probe the killing of Lesotho's former army chief, is about to start its work. And its terms of reference are to be expanded to probe even more deeply the root causes of the instability in the country, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is Lesotho facilitator for the Southern African Development Community indicated on Saturday after visiting the country.

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  3. 'Lesotho should consider SADC reforms'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Iol.co.za

    SADC facilitator and SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a meeting with Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and the other leaders of the coalition government at Lesotho State House. Photo: Siyabulela Duda.

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  4. Naperville Rotary bike ride to benefit charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Daily Herald

    ... repairable bikes for children and adults have been collected by Naperville Sunrise Rotary to benefit Bikes for Lesotho, a project that sends bicycles to children and young people in impoverished mountain villages of the Kingdom of Lesotho in ...

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  5. Ramaphosa in Lesotho for talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa touched down in Maseru, the Lesotho capital, on Thursday to broker peace in the mountain kingdom. "During his visit, deputy president Ramaphosa is expected mainly to brief key political and other stakeholders on the terms of reference for the establishment of the SADC-led commission of inquiry into recent developments in the country," Ramaphosa's office said in a statement.

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  6. .com | Ramaphosa to visit LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | News24

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will visit Lesotho on Thursday to brief the country's leaders on the establishment of a SADC-led Commission of Inquiry into the recent developments in the country, including the killing of former army general Maaparankoe Mahao, the Presidency said. During a Double Troika Summit of Heads of State held in Pretoria earlier this month, it was decided that an independent commission needed to be held into the circumstances surrounding the death of the former Lesotho army commander, spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said.

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  7. Where the US and China competeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Newsday

    ... to be a distant, nebulous one, increasingly overshadowed by that of another emerging global super-power. Here in Lesotho, the Chinese are in almost every village - from the cornfields of the western lowlands right up to the snow-dusted peaks of the ...

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  8. AU standby funding on SADC agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    ... agreed to at the SADC summit in Pretoria on July 2 to address the continuing political and security crisis in Lesotho, a member state. The summit was called in response to the killing of ex-Lesotho Defence Force chief Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao by ...

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  9. Southern Africa: A Tale of Two KingdomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    ... just another way of keeping modernity at bay, so it's quite consistent with the park theme. A few hours' drive away, Lesotho is ostensibly quite the opposite. This is a constitutional monarchy, a parliamentary democracy . Its electoral system is ...

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  10. Lesotho: Large Turn-Out for Lesotho National Sensitization SeminarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Over 80 stakeholders from judiciary, academia, media, human rights, ministries, security, civil society, parliament, lawyers and Non-Governmental Organizations , among others, attended a one-day national sensitization seminar on the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights which was organized in collaboration with the Kingdom of Lesotho in Maseru last week. The participants lauded the work and activities of the African Court and called for more vigorous efforts to reach out to the larger audience on the continent.

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  11. Tributes pour in for 'visionary' head teacherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Penarth Times

    TRIBUTES have poured in following the death of a "visionary" head teacher of a Lesotho school which the town has been supporting. Members of the Penarth and District Lesotho Trust received the "sudden and extremely sad" news that Godfrey Kakande, of TY junior school, had passed away on Monday, July 6. Godfrey, who leaves his wife Sarah and four-month-old baby daughter Constancea, was involved in a car crash in January this year and has struggled with health issues since that incident.

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  12. Rights mass action shuts LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Lesotho was shut down on Monday as citizens heeded a mass action call to protest over escalating human rights abuses by Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's regime. The mass stayaway was convened after Saturday's well-attended burial of former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao, who was shot and killed on May 25 by a group of soldiers loyal to Mosisili and reinstated LDF boss Tlali Kamoli.

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  13. Editorial: Swazi judiciary's lessons for SARead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    Anyone who doubts the supreme democratic importance of independent judges, who are immune to political pressure and can hold the politicians to account, should pay close attention to events in Swaziland and Lesotho. At the centre of these is a 70-year-old judge whom Nzimande presumably believes our judicial officers should emulate.

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  14. Lesotho promises support for African court on peoples' rights.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2015 | IPPMEDIA

    Lesotho's Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili said the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights needs the support of all African Union member states and his government would give it full support for its success. He said the Kingdom of Lesotho Lesotho ratified the Protocol establishing the Court on October28, 2003, but it has yet to make the required declaration.

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  15. .com | 'Where is my child?' - accident pupil's mom's anguishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | News24

    ... the Letsoela family that their son would not be returning home from the school tour in South Africa. Speaking from Lesotho, Phoole told News24 that he received a call from his deputy at around 13:15 on Thursday informing him of the tragedy. Phoole ...

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  16. Pupils go home after horror bus deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    A group of traumatised Lesotho school pupils left for home on Thursday night after one of their classmates was killed in a freak accident in the Durban CBD. The 16-year-old boy put his head out of a bus window on a narrow street after the vehicle hit a road sign and was hit by a second sign.

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  17. Lesotho, the hole in SA's heartRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    Lesotho citizen Gauta Putswe delivers Basotho hats to shops in the Joburg city centre. There is a move within Lesotho to have South Africa annex it largely driven by migrant labourers who want to be able to move freely and repatriate their earnings easily, says the writer.

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  18. Editorial: Swazi judiciary's lessons for SARead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    Anyone who doubts the supreme democratic importance of independent judges, who are immune to political pressure and can hold the politicians to account, should pay close attention to events in Swaziland and Lesotho. At the centre of these is a 70-year-old judge whom Nzimande presumably believes our judicial officers should emulate.

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  19. .com | Pupil killed in freak accident was on his way homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | News24

    Durban The Lesotho school boy, killed during a freak accident in central Durban on Thursday, was on his way home after a four-day educational tour in KwaZulu-Natal when the incident occurred. Deputy principal of Molapo High School in Leribe, Lesotho, Kabelo Maqache said: "We were on an educational tour to Durban and had just checked out of the Durban hotel, where we [had been] staying since Sunday.

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  20. Boy, 16, is decapitated in front of fellow pupils after leaning out ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... school outing to Durban in South Africa. In shock: Kabelo Maqache, Deputy Principal of Molapo High School in Leribe, Lesotho, tells how one of his pupils was decapitated after sticking his head of a bus window and hitting a pole at the side of the ...

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