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Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'

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Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'

- Bloemfontein – A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer. Peter Frederiksen, who made headlines in September 2015 when nine clitorises were found in his townhouse in Langenhoven Park, pleaded not guilty to 58 charges on Monday
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Lesotho : l'épouse du Premier ministre assassinée à la veille de son investiture

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Lesotho : l'épouse du Premier ministre assassinée à la veille de son investiture

- L'épouse de Thomas Thabane, le récent vainqueur des élections législatives au Lesotho, a été tuée par balles mercredi soir, plongeant le petit royaume africain dans la confusion à la veille de l'investiture du nouveau Premier ministre. Elle circulait en voiture. Selon une source policière, Lipolelo Thabane, 58 ans, en instance de divorce depuis des années avec Thomas Thabane, a été abattue alors qu'elle circulait en voiture dans le village de Ha 'Masana, à environ 35 kilomètres au sud de la capitale Maseru
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Mke wa Waziri Mkuu mpya wa Lesotho auawa kwa kupigwa risasi

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Mke wa Waziri Mkuu mpya wa Lesotho auawa kwa kupigwa risasi

- Lesotho. Mke wa Waziri Mkuu mteule wa Lesotho, Lipolelo Thabane ameuawa kwa kupigwa risasi ikiwa ni siku mbili tu kabla ya kuapishwa kwa mume wake, Thomas Thabane. Lipolelo ameuawa jana (Jumatano) wakati akiendesha gari karibu na nyumbani kwake, katika mji mkuu wa Maseru. Taarifa zinaeleza kuwa Thabane ambaye aliwahi kuwa Waziri Mkuu wa nchi hiyo, alitengana na mwanamke huyo tangu 2012
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Estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming PM shot dead

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Estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming PM shot dead

- The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming prime minister was gunned down just two days before his inauguration, his party and police said on Thursday, creating confusion ahead of the handover of power. Thomas Thabane's wife Lipolelo, 58, was shot dead in the Ha Masana village, 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of the capital Maseru where she lives, as she was driving with a friend on Wednesday
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New Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Shot Dead: Police

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New Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Shot Dead: Police

- MASERU: The wife of Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead late on Wednesday, just hours after her husband's inauguration, raising fears of another wave of political violence in the southern African mountain kingdom. Police spokesperson Clifford Molefe said Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women where shot by an unknown assailant in the town of Masana, just outside the capital, Maseru
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New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife allegedly shot

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New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife allegedly shot

- Cape Town - News has emerged that the estranged wife of Lesotho's new Prime Minister Tom Thabane has allegedly been shot dead on Wednesday - a day before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdor. Although details of the incident are still sketchy, Dipolelo Thabane's stepdaughter Advocate Nkoya Thabane reportedly confirmed the fatal shooting to a Lesotho-based journalist. In another tweet she said: "Mrs Thabane's fatal shooting comes hours before her husband Thomas Thabane's inauguration as the next Prime Minister of Lesotho"
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Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho

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Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho

- Lesotho's ex-deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, has called for a national unity government, saying a broader coalition deal would ensure stability after a parliamentary election failed give any party absolute majority. Lesotho held elections last week, the third in five years, after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, with whom Metsing had been in a coalition government, lost a no-confidence vote as prime minister in March
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Lesotho veterans lead race to be prime minister

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Lesotho veterans lead race to be prime minister

- Maseru - Two veteran former prime ministers lead the field ahead of Lesotho's election on Saturday, in a vote likely to result in another coalition government for the landlocked mountain kingdom. The country's political landscape has been dominated for years by party splits and fragile coalitions. Pakalitha Mosisili Mosisili, the 72-year-old leader of the Democratic Congress (DC) party, is running to serve as prime minister for the third time, having stepped down after losing a no-confidence vote in March
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SADC appeals for constitution reforms to ensure free and fair election in Lesotho

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SADC appeals for constitution reforms to ensure free and fair election in Lesotho

- Dar es Salaam. Minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation Dr Augustine Mahiga has called for Lesotho to amend its constitution to ensure free and fair election ahed of its June 3 election. Dr Mahiga is leading the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Dr Mahiga, said voters in the country are tired of holding frequent elections. Lesotho is holding its third election in three yers
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Lesotho to hold general election June 3

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Lesotho to hold general election June 3

- Lesotho's King Letsie III has set June 3 as the date for the general election, the prime minister said on Monday, a week after parliament was dissolved. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosilili, who has been in power for two years, lost a confidence vote in parliament earlier this month after several defections by ruling-coalition lawmakers to the opposition had badly weakened his support
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Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Mugabe, Lesotho

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Top Africa stories: Cyclone Enawo, Mugabe, Lesotho

- Madagascar braces for cyclone Enawo. Antananarivo - Madagascan authorities on Monday issued a warning of severe floods and storm damage as tropical cyclone Enawo bore down on the island's northeast coast. With the cyclone due to hit land on Tuesday morning, residents in its path were advised to evacuate low-lying areas, seek shelter and stock up on on food and water supplies. WATCH: 'Almighty' Mugabe slowly walks Ghana red carpet. Harare - Here he is: Zimbabwe's 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe, just returned from seeing his doctors in Singapore, cautiously walks the red carpet in Ghana
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Lesotho set for elections as PM loses parliament vote

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Lesotho set for elections as PM loses parliament vote

- Maseru - Lesotho's prime minister lost a no-confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday, deepening the political uncertainty in the mountain kingdom ahead of an election likely within three months. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, of the Democratic Congress (DC) party, has headed a coalition government since a snap election in 2015 that was called in an effort to end Lesotho's prolonged power struggles. But the coalition has recently fragmented, and parliament
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Mawaziri 15 wa SADC kuijadili DRC na Lesotho

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Mawaziri 15 wa SADC kuijadili DRC na Lesotho

- Dar es Salaam. Taasisi ya Siasa, ulinzi na usalama ya SADC inayojumuisha mawaziri 15 kutoka nchi wanachama imekutana leo (Ijumaa) jijini Dar es Salaam na kuongozwa na Mwenyekiti wake, Dk Augustine Mahiga. Miongoni mwa ajenda zitakazojadiliwa katika mkutano huo ni pamoja na kujadili hali ya kisiasa katika nchi za Lesotho na Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo (DRC). Akifungua mkutano huo, Waziri wa Mambo ya Nje, Dk Mahiga amesema mkutano huo
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  • Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'
    Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'

    , news24.com

    Bloemfontein – A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer. Peter Frederiksen, who made headlines in September 2015 when nine clitorises were found in his townhouse in Langenhoven Park, pleaded not guilty to 58 charges on Monday
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Politics & Government

  • Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho
    Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho

    , aljazeera.com

    Lesotho's ex-deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, has called for a national unity government, saying a broader coalition deal would ensure stability after a parliamentary election failed give any party absolute majority. Lesotho held elections last week, the third in five years, after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, with whom Metsing had been in a coalition government, lost a no-confidence vote as prime minister in March
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  • Senong names squad to face Namibia
    Senong names squad to face Namibia

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    SA national u20 coach Thabo Senong has announced his final 18-member squad that will travel to Windhoek, Namibia on Thursday afternoon (the team leaves ORTambo Airport at 13h00). Amajita play Namibia at Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday in a crucial CAF African Youth championship in which the ultimate winner will meet either Lesotho or Mozambique to decide who qualifies for the finals in Zambia next year. “We have had a
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  • Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'
    Lesotho girl, 9, testifies about being raped by Danish 'clitoris collector'

    , news24.com

    Bloemfontein – A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer. Peter Frederiksen, who made headlines in September 2015 when nine clitorises were found in his townhouse in Langenhoven Park, pleaded not guilty to 58 charges on Monday
    Read More ...

     

    Categories: Law & Crime | 
    Tags: Judiciary |  Crimes |  Trials |  Rape |  Civil Actions |  Sex Offenses |  Sexual Assaults | 
    Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  S Africa |  Lesotho |  South Africa |  Europe |  N. Europe |  Nordic |  Denmark |  Bloemfontein |