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22 min ago | The Washington Post

In the Loop: Senate confirms Hartley as ambassador to France, two others for nuclear commission

So who's that guy with Jane Hartley at an Economic Club of New York meeting in 2011? Why, it's Obama's buddy, David Koch. The Senate Tuesday afternoon confirmed Obama mega-bundler Jane Hartley to be ambassador to Paris, filling a top post that had been vacant since last November.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Iol.co.za

SA hosts Lesotho crisis talks

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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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe,

The Washington Post

Why popular opinion cana t predict a coup

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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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Voice of America

Lesotho Citizens Distrust Political Institutions, New Poll Finds

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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Catholic.net

New Appeal for Peace in Ukraine

After today's Angelus prayer, the Pope launched an appeal for peace in Ukraine. 'In recent days, significant steps have been taken to reach a truce in the regions affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even though today we have received news that gives little cause for comfort', he said.

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Iol.co.za

Lesotho PM turns to Zuma again

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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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Xinhuanet

Amid Lesotho's political crisis, no easy solutions

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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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Ramaphosa steps in to defuse Lesotho

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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Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Africa, Letsie Iii

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The White House

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

Dorothy M. Lowman United States Commissioner, Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean President Obama said, "These men and women have demonstrated knowledge and dedication throughout their careers. I am grateful they have chosen to take on these important roles, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come."

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Mail & Guardian

Lesotho army general denies seizing weapons

Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli has been seen in Maseru and says he is not in hiding, nor did he seize a cache of army weapons. A Lesotho army general said to be in possession of a stockpile of weapons while in hiding in the country's mountains has been seen at a meeting in Maseru, according to the SABC.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

In-depth Africa

A historical perspective of Lesotho's political crisis

Joseph Ngwawi Correspondent THE current political challenges in the Kingdom of Lesotho can be better understood in the context of the country's history of internal squabbles. The mountainous kingdom, surrounded by South Africa, has a long history of political instability that dates back to the time when it attained its independence in October 1966.

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Xinhuanet

Zuma in Lesotho to help defuse tension

South African President Jacob Zuma arrived here Tuesday afternoon on a mission designed to help defuse tension in the kingdom. Zuma is scheduled to consult with King Letsie III and hold discussions with leaders of the coalition government to assess the progress in the implementation of the Windhoek Declaration, as well as other decisions made by the Southern African Development Community .

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Big News Network.com

Lesotho PM postpones re-opening of parliament

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The Washington Post

First Lesotho Metolong Dam Potable Water Delivery Gets Delayed

The first delivery of water from the $430 million Metolong Dam that's under construction outside Lesotho's capital has been delayed to the end of this year. Initial water deliveries scheduled for this month were pushed back by lift-pump problems and delayed transportation of plant equipment from South Africa, the Metolong Authority said.

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Catholic.net

New Appeal for Peace in Ukraine

After today's Angelus prayer, the Pope launched an appeal for peace in Ukraine. 'In recent days, significant steps have been taken to reach a truce in the regions affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine, even though today we have received news that gives little cause for comfort', he said.

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Mail & Guardian

Zuma to mediate on Lesotho's reopening of Parliament

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is to travel to Lesotho to discuss peace and stability in the country after an attempted coup. President Jacob Zuma is to travel to Lesotho to discuss peace and stability, and the reopening of the country's Parliament after the small nation was rocked by an attempted coup.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Xinhuanet

Opposition urges S. African gov't to clarify involvement in Lesotho

The South African government should lift the veil of secrecy around its involvement in Lesotho, the opposition Democratic Alliance said on Sunday. The DA made the statement amid reports that the South African government has been intricately involved in Lesotho's political meltdown since August 30 when a military coup sent Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fleeing to South Africa.

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DFW Catholic

Pope prays for peace in Ukraine, Lesotho

Vatican City, Sep 7, 2014 / 08:23 am .- Addressing thousands of pilgrims in Saint Peter's Square during his weekly Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis called for peace in Ukraine and Lesotho. After the recitation of the Angelus, the Holy Father expressed his hope that, despite recent acts of violence in the region, the people of Ukraine might find relief amid the ongoing conflict.

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News24

.com | SA police help hunt Lesotho coup plotter

South African police are assisting in the hunt for suspected Lesotho coup plotter Tlali Kamoli who is believed to be hiding out in the mountains surrounding Lesotho's capital, reports the Sunday Times. According to the newspaper, Kamoli is suspected of being holed up in the area with about 200 soldiers and is believed to have artillery trained on the capital, Maseru.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Newsday

Africa in pictures: 29 August - 04 September 2014

Men from Botswana's Balete ethnic group take part in an initiation ceremony on Saturday in Ramotswa village, about 30km south-west of the capital, Gaborone. About 220 men took part in the biannual ceremony... This Israeli man is blowing a shofar, made from the horn of a Namibian antelope, at a shofar factory in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

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