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  1. Lesotho to hold early electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Mail & Guardian

    Lesotho may head to the polls soon in an attempt to restore political stability, as the country's leadership crisis appears to be intensifying. South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said SADC will not be deploying troops to Lesotho.

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  2. .com | Lesotho to hold early vote to end political crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | News24

    Lesotho's leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said on Monday. As a result of the coalition government not being "fully functional" Lesotho's leaders are planning to "shorten the mandate, of the coalition", said South Africa's minister of international relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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  3. Lesotho: Back to the Polls for LesothoRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    In a communique issued late Monday after a regional summit in Pretoria, Southern African heads of state said that the leaders of Lesotho's coalition government "have agreed to bring forward the date of the elections from 2017 to [a] date to be agreed upon after consultations between the coalition leaders... and other political stakeholders." Since Lesotho's last election in 2012, the country has been ruled by a three-party coalition which has excluded the party with the greatest number of seats in Parliament, the Democratic Congress of former prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili.

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  4. SA hosts Lesotho crisis talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    South Africa hosted an emergency meeting of regional leaders to negotiate a peace deal for Lesotho on Monday, following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties. South African President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe - chairman of the 15-member Southern African Development Community - will sit down with Lesotho's leaders to hash out a solution after rival party leaders failed to patch up their differences.

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  5. 'Fantastic' turn-out for Birkenhead Festival of TransportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Wirral Globe

    ... that we have raised enough to secure the event for next year." The event mark the formal launch of the 'Tribute to Lesotho Project' which will see a replica Spitfire being presented to the government of Lesotho from the people of Great Britain ...

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  6. Why popular opinion cana t predict a coupRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | The Washington Post

    A member of the Lesotho military stands guard alongside a military vehicle in Maseru, Lesotho, in August. At the end of August, the prime minister of Lesotho fled to neighboring South Africa, saying he had been overthrown by the military.

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  7. Southern Africa: Regional Leaders Meet Amid Threat of Lesotho ViolenceRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    Southern African regional leaders are holding a mini-summit on Monday amid fears that the political deadlock in Lesotho could lead to violence. The South African foreign ministry announced on Friday that President Jacob Zuma would convene an enlarged meeting of the security arm of the Southern African Development Community , to consider in particular the "political and security situation" in Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  8. Lesotho Citizens Distrust Political Institutions, New Poll FindsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | Voice of America

    Lesotho's army Major General Lineo Poopa addresses the media at the Makoanyane Barracks in Maseru, on Sep. 1, 2014. The findings of the independent research group come as the Southern African Development Community is making efforts to resolve the political disagreement in Lesotho's coalition government.

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  9. New Appeal for Peace in UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | Catholic.net

    ... begun may continue and bear the hoped-for fruit. Mary Queen of Peace, pray for us'. He also joined the bishops of Lesotho in making a plea for peace in their country. 'I condemn every act of violence and pray to the Lord that the peace may be ...

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  10. .com | Too risky to arrest Lesotho coup leader - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | News24

    Lesotho's renegade army chief Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli has resurfaced in the country's capital despite facing treason charges. However, he has not been detained as police say it is too risky to arrest him.

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  11. Lesotho PM turns to Zuma againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    Lesotho's crisis seems set to grow after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane wrote to President Jacob Zuma to inform him that he would not open parliament until the security situation in the kingdom had been resolved. Zuma has called an emergency summit of the Southern African Development Community in Pretoria on Monday to deal with the crisis.

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  12. SA to call emergency meeting over Lesotho parly sagaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | Mail & Guardian

    SA will meet regional leaders after they failed to resolve a crisis sparked two weeks ago by an aborted coup. Lesotho's deadlocked political parties failed to meet a Friday deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders.

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  13. Amid Lesotho's political crisis, no easy solutionsRead the original story

    Sep 12, 2014 | Xinhuanet

    Two weeks into a political crisis in Lesotho that threatens to erupt in civil strife between party supporters, observers agree that any resolution would have repercussions for this tiny African nation. South African President Jacob Zuma, whose country fully encircles Lesotho, had visited the mountain enclave Tuesday, to mediate among political leaders and resolve what has become a parliamentary and military standoff.

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  14. New summit over Lesotho deadlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    A woman walks with a child past armed personnel carriers at the entrance of the army barracks in Maseru. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Lesotho's deadlocked political parties failed to meet a Friday deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders.

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  15. Lesotho deadlock prompts fresh crisis summitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | The Daily Star

    A handout picture released by South African presidency press office shows South Africa President Jacob Zuma speaking with Lesotho's king Letsie III at the Royal palace on September 9, 2014 in Maseru. AFP PHOTO/GCIS/Elmond Jiyane MASERU, Lesotho: Lesotho's deadlocked political parties failed to meet a Friday deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders.

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  16. Ramaphosa steps in to defuse LesothoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Mail & Guardian

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking over from Zuma at mediation talks with Lesotho ministers who disagree over the reopening of Parliament. Ramaphosa will have to heal the rifts between Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane , his deputy Mothetjoa Metsing and Sports Minister Thesele 'Maseribane.

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  17. Lesotho: Are Lesotho's Leaders Playing Chicken?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | AllAfrica.com

    More than a week has now passed since the ostensible coup attempt of 29 August in Lesotho. This was sold officially as an operation to neutralise elements within the Lesotho Mounted Police Service who were colluding with government supporters to disrupt a protest march the following Monday.

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  18. President Obama Announces More Key Administration PostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | The White House

    ... Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs at DOS. From 2010 to 2012, she served as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho and from 2007 to 2010, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services at DOS. From 2006 to 2007, Ms. ...

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  19. Deadline set for Lesotho leaders to re-open ParliamentRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Xinhuanet

    South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday set a deadline for Lesotho's coalition leaders to re- open parliament, or face possible sanctions. This came after Zuma met with coalition leaders on Tuesday soon after he arrived on a mission designed to help defuse tension in the kingdom.

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  20. Lesotho leaders given 'few' days to decide on parliament openingRead the original story

    Sep 10, 2014 | Newstime Africa

    Jacob Zuma, South African president and current chair of the Southern Africa Development Community , has given Lesotho's leaders a few days to agree on a date on resuming the work of the country's parliament. "They committed to proceeding with the agreement to open parliament and having a final decision on a date by the time President Zuma consults back with them," Lesotho's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday.

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