All Basotho Convention

Type: Organization
Name: All Basotho Convention
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 26 mins ago - 1 reports

UN concerned over Lesotho military coup

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the military coup in the South African nation of Lesotho, calling on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully. “He calls for respect for the constitutional order ... [Published Press tv - 9 hours ago]
First reported 18 mins ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Zuma gets talks rolling on Lesotho coup

South African President Jacob Zuma has initiated talks with Lesotho political party leaders aimed at resolving the political impasse in Lesotho.Zuma is the current chairman of the SADC's Political and Security Council The Foreign ministers of South Africa ... [Published Africa Review - 18 mins ago]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Lesotho Deputy PM arrives in Pretoria

The Deputy Prime Minister is believed to be present at the talks at the request of President Jacob Zuma.FILE: Minister of Communications Selibe Mochoboroane says constitutionally, in the absence of the prime minister, the deputy prime minister takes the ... [Published Eye Witness News - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Lesotho's deputy prime minister takes reins

Relations have been stormy between Thomas Thabane's party and Mothetjoa Metsing's group.Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing. Picture: Facebook.MASERU – Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing has taken charge of the government ... [Published Eye Witness News - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

S/African Special Forces aided Premier’s escape – Reports

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane is believed to have fled to neighbouring South Africa with the aid of South Africa’s Special Forces in a pre-dawn operation on Saturday morning, media reports say.The intervention helped Thabane to escape to safety just ... [Published StarAfrica.com - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 3 reports

LCD rejects claims that it was behind Lesotho coup

The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) has rejected claims that it was behind the military coup in Lesotho.Prime Minister Tom Thabane fled to South Africa on Saturday morning as the army seized police headquarters and exchanged shots with the police ... [Published SABC - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Xinhua world news summary at 0045 GMT, Aug. 31

The European Union's leaders decided early Sunday to give Russia one week to de-escalate Ukraine crisis, or they will impose tougher sanctions on Russia otherwise, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy told a news conference after a special summit ... [Published China.org.cn - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Lesotho military commander removed from duty

The Lesotho government has announced the removal of the military commander, Tlali Kamoli and the appointment of Maaparankoe Mahao by King Letsie the third on advice of Prime Minister Tom Thabane.The ruling party, All Basotho Convention (ABC), has accused ... [Published SABC - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Lesothos DC happy about SA chairmanship

Lesotho's main opposition Democratic Congress (DC) says it is happy Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided to give the chair of the body's Organ for Defence and Security to South Africa while Lesotho resolves its political crisis.NGOs ... [Published SABC - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Lesotho coalition government promises harmony

WINDHOEK - Leaders of the coalition government in the Kingdom of Lesotho yesterday promised to work in harmony for the sake of peace and stability in the country.The pledge was made by a Basotho delegation on a visit to Namibia, which included Lesotho ... [Published New Era - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Zuma tackles Lesotho’s coalition deadl...

Maseru - South African President Jacob Zuma remained locked in meetings on Tuesday night with the leaders of the three feuding parties in the coalition government in Lesotho.On his arrival at midday, Zuma met King Letsie III before individually meeting ... [Published IOL - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Turbulence Ahead After Interparty Talks Crumble

After nearly three rounds of inter-party talks between Lesotho’s government coalition partners, the All Basotho Convention (ABC), the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party (BNP), it is uncertain that the parties will fall ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 10 2014]

Quotes

"My instructions to the military now are that they must return to barracks and cease all operations" army chief Maaparankoe Mahao said, adding that the services supported Thabane, currently in temporary exile in South Africa after being tipped off ahead...
International relations and co-operation spokesman Clayson Monyela said the troika would meet in Pretoria. "We are trying to convene a troika meeting in the next 24 hours ."
Thabane said he had asked South Africa to intervene militarily: "I have asked President Jacob Zuma for troops to help us with the situation in the country. President Zuma is now seized with the matter as chairman of the SADC [Southern African Development Community] Organ on Defence and Security…"
"For now there hasn’t been any arrangement, but it goes without saying the deputy prime minister will still oversee other issues that need to be taken care of until the prime minister returns."

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Zuma gets talks rolling on Lesotho coup [Published Africa Review - 18 mins ago]
Zuma to meet Thabane in South Africa as Lesotho... [Published Deutsche Welle - 3 hours ago]
Claims of coup in Lesotho [Published New Era - 6 hours ago]
UN concerned over Lesotho military coup [Published Press tv - 9 hours ago]
Sadc troika meets over Lesotho [Published BDlive - 10 hours ago]
Lesotho Deputy PM arrives in Pretoria [Published Eye Witness News - Aug 31 2014]
Lesotho: 'Coup' Confusion After Troops Raid Les... [Published AllAfrica.com - Aug 31 2014]
S/African Special Forces aided Premier’s escape... [Published StarAfrica.com - Aug 31 2014]
Lesotho's deputy premier in charge after PM fle... [Published Sharenet - Aug 31 2014]
Lesotho's deputy prime minister takes reins [Published Eye Witness News - Aug 31 2014]
Lesotho’s deputy premier takes reins after PM f... [Published BDlive - Aug 31 2014]
SA ponders Lesotho action after army c... [Published IOL - Aug 31 2014]
Xinhua world news summary at 0045 GMT, Aug. 31 [Published China.org.cn - Aug 31 2014]
Roundup: Situation in Lesotho remains tense aft... [Published China.org.cn - Aug 30 2014]
LCD rejects claims that it was behind Lesotho coup [Published SABC - Aug 30 2014]
Lesotho army denies prime minister's coup accus... [Published Deutsche Welle - Aug 30 2014]
Lesotho military commander removed from duty [Published SABC - Aug 30 2014]
Lowdown on Lesotho, Africa's kingdom in the sky [Published Yahoo! News - Aug 30 2014]
Gunfire heard in Lesotho as army moves on polic... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Aug 30 2014]
Lesothos DC happy about SA chairmanship [Published SABC - Aug 18 2014]
SADC dons blinkers for summit [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 14 2014]
Press Statement on the working visit to Namibia... [Published SADC - Aug 04 2014]
Lesotho coalition government promises harmony [Published New Era - Aug 01 2014]
President Pohamba brokers peace for the three L... [Published Namibian Broadcasting Corporation - Jul 31 2014]
Zuma tackles Lesotho’s coalition deadl... [Published IOL - Jul 30 2014]
Turbulence Ahead After Interparty Talks Crumble [Published AllAfrica.com - Jul 10 2014]
Lesotho’s Politics Go Pop [Published {AFRICA IS A COUNTRY} - Mar 17 2014]
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