Lesotho

Ramaphosa urgently deployed to Lesotho

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[…]

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Lesotho revokes Gupta passports

The Guptas have been fired as special advisers to the prime minister of Lesotho, and their diplomatic passports have been revoked.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[…]

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Lesotho PM’s party leads in elections

The party of Lesotho’s prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions. Lesotho’s election commission said Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Convention party was ahead with wins in[…]

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Maseru security accord signed: Ramaphosa

The Maseru Security Accord, a new deal aimed at promoting security in Lesotho, was signed in the country on Thursday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said. “We are confident that the signing of the Maseru Security Accord adds yet another important chapter and milestone in the irreversible march towards the return[…]

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Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Maseru, Lesotho on Wednesday to facilitate the country’s return to political normalcy, his office said. Ramaphosa, the South African Development Community (SADC) facilitator, would pursue SADC’s Troika mandate to facilitate political and security normalcy, spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said in a statement. Ramaphosa would[…]

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Lesotho parliament to reconvene on Friday

Lesotho’s parliament is due to reconvene Friday, the first step of a peace deal aimed at resolving weeks of crisis sparked by an attempted military coup. With security concerns on-going, the 120-member legislature will reconvene four months after Prime Minister Tom Thabane suspended it to dodge a no-confidence vote that[…]

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Lesotho plans elections, but mood is unsettled

The Maseru Sun hotel in Lesotho says it welcomes families and business travelers. But most guests on a recent weekend were South African security forces, sent to keep order after a bout of violent unrest that has raised questions about the viability of the southern African kingdom as a sovereign[…]

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Ramaphosa arrives in Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has arrived in Maseru, Lesotho, for talks to restore stability in the mountain kingdom, his office said on Monday. “The deputy president is expected to spend two days in the country to facilitate a peaceful resolution of the political and security challenges facing the country, as[…]

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