Lesotho Newswire (Page 7)

Lesotho Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Lesotho heads to polls to resolve political crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Al Jazeera

    Polls have opened in a snap election in Lesotho, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. Voting began at more 2,000 polling stations across the landlocked mountain kingdom, which is surrounded by South Africa.

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  2. Lesotho goes to polls in bid for stability six months after coup attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | The Star Online

    The people of Lesotho voted on Saturday in a tense election they hope will restore stability six months after an attempted coup in the southern African nation. The vote is being held around two years ahead of schedule under a political deal brokered by South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa.

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  3. Voting begins in LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    The people of the southern African mountain kingdom of Lesotho began voting on Saturday in early parliamentary elections aimed at restoring stability following a coup attempt. Twenty-four parties are vying for support among the 1.2 million registered voters in the country, which is surrounded by South Africa.

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  4. Snap polls under way in Lesotho six months after coup bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | Yahoo!

    A snap election began in Lesotho on Saturday, two years earlier than scheduled and six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into crisis. The country has been deadlocked since Prime Minister Thomas Thabane suspended parliament in June last year to avoid a motion that would have seen him ousted after his fragile coalition government fell apart.

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  5. Prince Harry To Leave Military, Further African Charity Efforts: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Switched

    DECEMBER 08: Prince Harry plays with two young children during a visit to the organisation supported by Sentebale 'Touching Tiny Lives' on December 8, 2014 in Mokhotlong, Lesotho. Prince Harry was visiting Lesotho to see the work of his charity Sentebale.

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  6. Lesotho prepares for early vote in bid to ease political crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Daily Times

    MASERU: Feuding parties in Lesotho's ruling coalition will face off on Saturday in early national elections staged in a bid to restore stability six months after an attempted coup. "The idea of these elections is to try a solve a crisis but I think they might perpetuate one," said Gary Staden, a political analyst at NKC Independent Economists.

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  7. Why Lesotho's election is a crucial test for African democracyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Singers of the traditional Basotho music dance during the last campaign rally of Lesotho's All Basotho Convention party in Maseru on Sunday. Singers of the traditional Basotho music dance during the last campaign rally of Lesotho's All Basotho Convention party in Maseru on Sunday.

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  8. Zimbabwe's Mugabe to celebrate 91st birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 supporters attend a rally of the Democratic Congress rally in Maseru, Lesotho ahead of elections to be held Saturday. The small mountain kingdom goes to the polls in early elections in the hope of restoring order after a coup attempt last year, but there is concern that a rejection of the results by some parties could spark more violence, jeopardizing hopes of improvement for the country's poor majority.

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  9. .com | Ramaphosa in Lesotho to observe voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | News24

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will spend the weekend in Lesotho observing the country's general elections as the Southern African Development Community facilitator. "On behalf of the SADC facilitation mission and indeed on my own behalf may I take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to the leaders of all political parties and the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho as they cast their votes during the forthcoming... elections scheduled for Saturday," Ramaphosa said in a statement on Friday.

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  10. Lesotho to shape own destinyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    South Africa has over the past few months been seized with efforts to stabilise the political and security situation in the neighbouring Kingdom of Lesotho. South Africa has done so in conjunction with other neighbouring countries and on behalf of the SADC heads of states and government and the SADC Troika Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

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  11. .com | SA to host SADC meeting on LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | News24

    Leaders from the Southern African Development Community are set to meet in Pretoria today about the "political and security" situation in Lesotho, while an unprecedented court case against King Letsie III in Maseru is threatening to spark protest action. There have been some concerns about security in the Mountain Kingdom, where voters are set to go to the polls next on Saturday following a coup attempt in August last year.

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  12. Ominous rumblings from Lesotho army ahead of electionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | Mail & Guardian

    The nerves of the coup-prone mountain kingdom are frayed as a SADC-monitored poll nears to return it to political stability. A coup attempt saw Lesotho Defence Force soldiers chase Tom Thabane from his official residence across the South African border.

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  13. Regional Bloc Electoral Observer Mission Arrive in MaseruRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Big News Network.com

    The Southern African Development Community has sent its electoral observer mission to Lesotho before February 28 elections. An attempted coup in August last year prompted the regional bloc to bring elections forward by two years in order to restore stability in the landlocked kingdom surrounded by South Africa.

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  14. .com | Nkoana-Mashabane hopeful for Lesotho voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | News24

    ... While SADC supported and facilitated ongoing dialogue aimed at securing peace, security and stability in Lesotho, it was up to the Basotho to resolve their political differences peacefully. Nkoana-Mashabane said the SEOM's primary responsibility was ...

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  15. SA minister upbeat about Lesotho pollRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Iol.co.za

    ... While SADC supported and facilitated ongoing dialogue aimed at securing peace, security and stability in Lesotho, it was up to the Basotho to resolve their political differences peacefully. Nkoana-Mashabane said the SEOM's primary responsibility was ...

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  16. .com | Nkoana-Mashabane in LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | News24

    International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane arrived in Lesotho on Tuesday ahead of the launch of the SADC election observer mission. "Minister Nkoana-Mashabane is representing President Jacob Zuma, chairperson of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security co-operation," the international relations department said in a statement.

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  17. .com | SADC troika to meet over Lesotho pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | News24

    Cape Town The Southern African Development Community troika of heads of state and government is expected to meet this week to give impetus to efforts aimed at creating peace and stability in Lesotho ahead of the country's elections. This was said by the facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa , at the conclusion of his working visit to Maseru over the weekend. 1 comment

  18. Lesotho Travel AlertRead the original story

    Feb 13, 2015 | State Department

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Lesotho to the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for February 28, 2015. U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period.

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  19. .com | Ramaphosa happy with Lesotho readinessRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | News24

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was happy with preparations ahead of Lesotho's elections scheduled for 28 February, his spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said on his return to South Africa on Saturday. Ramaphosa was visiting in his capacity as SA Development Community-appointed facilitator after an attempted coup in August which led to prime minister Tom Thabane fleeing for South Africa.

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  20. Southern Africa: SADC Facilitator Returns to LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Southern African Development Community Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to Lesotho for two days as the 28 February polls nears. This visit comes after a meeting in Pretoria with President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as Chair of the SADC Organ on Defence and Politics and the country's coalition leaders, earlier this week.

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