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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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EXCLUSIVE: Thabane takes over 'deeply divided Lesotho' as opposition MPs boycott inauguration
EXCLUSIVE: Thabane takes over 'deeply divided Lesotho' as opposition MPs boycott inauguration Maseru – Tom Thabane has been sworn in as Lesotho’s prime minister for the second time in just over two years. Thabane took over from Pakalitha Mosisili who had replaced him in 2015. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Prime Minister of Swaziland, Sibusiso Dlamini, were among the dignitaries. Outgoing prime minister Mosisili did not make his exit speech and some opposition members of parliament boycotted the inauguration, in a sign that he (Thabane) took over a "deeply divided country"   Read More ...
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Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister
Thomas Thabane sworn in as Lesotho's prime minister Lesotho's new prime minister took office on Friday as part of a coalition government, three years after he was targeted by a coup and two days after the murder of his estranged wife. Thomas Thabane's All Basotho Convention party won snap elections on June 3 but failed to get an outright majority, leading it to negotiate joint rule with the Alliance of Democrats, Basotho National Party, and Reformed Congress of Lesotho   Read More ...
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Lesotho hopes for political stability as PM is inaugurated
MASERU, Lesotho – Lesotho's new prime minister took the oath of office on Friday, returning to power three years after he fled the politically unstable southern African kingdom because of fears that he was an assassination target. Zambia's president, South Africa's deputy president and other foreign dignitaries attended the inauguration of Thomas Thabane, whose estranged wife was shot dead Wednesday in what many Thabane supporters believe was an effort to intimidate the new governing coalition   Read More ...
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Lesotho hopes for political stability as PM is inaugurated
Lesotho hopes for political stability as PM is inaugurated Maseru - Lesotho's new prime minister has taken the oath of office, returning to power three years after he fled the politically unstable southern African kingdom because of fears that he was an assassination target. South Africa's deputy president and other foreign dignitaries on Friday attended the inauguration of Thomas Thabane, whose estranged wife was shot dead on Wednesday in what many Thabane supporters believe was an effort to intimidate the new governing coalition   Read More ...
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Lesotho hopes for political stability as PM is inaugurated
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — Lesotho's new prime minister has taken the oath of office, returning to power three years after he fled the politically unstable southern African kingdom because of fears that he was an assassination target. South Africa's deputy president and other foreign dignitaries on Friday attended the inauguration of Thomas Thabane, whose estranged wife was shot dead Wednesday in what many Thabane supporters believe was an effort to intimidate the new governing coalition   Read More ...
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'Tight security' in Lesotho ahead of Thabane's inauguration
'Tight security' in Lesotho ahead of Thabane's inauguration Maseru – Security has reportedly been tightened at Setsoto Stadium ahead of prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's inauguration amid fears some elements in the Lesotho army may attempt to sabotage the ceremony. According to TMG live television, the South African Defence Force (SANDF) and South African Police Service (Saps) were highly visible at the inauguration venue since Thursday night. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as well as other regional and international leaders were expected to attend the ceremony   Read More ...
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Remember the Population Bomb? It’s Still Ticking
Remember the Population Bomb? It’s Still Ticking In tiny Lesotho, a landlocked kingdom in southern Africa, about one-third of its estimated two million people spent much of the past two years in danger of starving because of the lingering effects of a drought. That is just the latest woe afflicting this cursed nation, and just one example of how fragile the future seems for Africa, large parts of which face the prospect of new famine and, in consequence, further catastrophic displacement within and among their growing populations   Read More ...
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SA calls for calm in Lesotho after killing of PM Thabane's wife
SA calls for calm in Lesotho after killing of PM Thabane's wife Cape Town – South Africa has called for calm in Lesotho following the killing of prime minister-elect Tom Thabane's estranged wife Lipolelo. Lipolelo, 58, was shot dead in the Ha Masana village, 35km south of the capital Maseru where she lived, as she was driving with a friend on Wednesday. In a statement, the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) called on Lesotho authorities to "expeditiously" probe the shooting   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Somalia, Zim
Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Somalia, Zim 'Killing' of Lesotho PM Thabane's wife raises instability fears. Cape Town – Social media users have expressed fears of continued political instability in Lesotho following the alleged killing of Lesotho incoming prime minister Tom Thabane's wife, Lipolelo Thabane. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just two days before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdom   Read More ...
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Confusion in Lesotho as incoming PM's wife shot dead
Confusion in Lesotho as incoming PM's wife shot dead Maseru, Lesotho | AFP | Just days before his inauguration, Lesotho’s incoming prime minister was left shaken Thursday by the murder of his estranged wife in a shooting highlighting the political uncertainty which has long gripped the mountain kingdom. Thomas Thabane’s 58-year-old wife Lipolelo, was shot dead Wednesday in Ha Masana village, 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of the capital Maseru where she lives, as she was driving with a friend   Read More ...
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Lesotho : l'épouse du Premier ministre assassinée à la veille de son investiture
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   Read More ...
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Lesotho: Tom Thabane's inauguration 'still on' despite wife's shooting
Lesotho: Tom Thabane's inauguration 'still on' despite wife's shooting Maseru - The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, police said on Thursday, raising concerns about further political instability in this tiny southern African kingdom. Lipolelo Alice Thabane, the 58-year-old wife of Tom Thabane, was killed Wednesday night by unknown assailants outside her home in the capital, police Senior Superintendent Clifford Molefe told The Associated Press. There have been no arrests and an investigation is in the early stages, Molefe said   Read More ...
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Mke wa Waziri Mkuu mpya wa Lesotho auawa kwa kupigwa risasi
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   Read More ...
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Lesotho incoming Prime Minister's wife shot dead
Lesotho incoming Prime Minister's wife shot dead MASERU. 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 south of the capital Maseru where she lives, as she was driving with a friend on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Estranged wife of Lesotho prime minister-elect shot dead
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, police said Thursday, raising concerns about further political instability in this tiny southern African kingdom. Lipolelo Alice Thabane, the 58-year-old wife of Thomas Thabane, was killed Wednesday night by unknown assailants outside her home in the capital, police Senior Superintendent Clifford Molefe told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Estranged wife of Lesotho prime minister-elect shot dead
MASERU, Lesotho (AP) — The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, police said Thursday, raising concerns about further political instability in this tiny southern African kingdom. Lipolelo Alice Thabane, the 58-year-old wife of Thomas Thabane, was killed Wednesday night by unknown assailants outside her home in the capital, police Senior Superintendent Clifford Molefe told The Associated Press   Read More ...
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Estranged wife of Lesotho prime minister-elect shot dead
Police say the estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect has been shot dead, raising concerns about further political instability in this tiny southern African nation. Police Senior Superintendent Clifford Molefe says Lipolelo Alice Thabane, the wife of Thomas Thabane, was killed Wednesday night by unknown assailants outside her home in the capital. There have been no arrests. The prime minister is set to be inaugurated Friday after his party won elections earlier this month   Read More ...
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Estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming PM shot dead
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   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Zim, Kenya
Top Africa stories: Lesotho, Zim, Kenya Lesotho PM Thabane's wife 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, 35km south of the capital Maseru where she lives, as she was driving with a friend on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho PM Thabane's inauguration
Ramaphosa to attend Lesotho PM Thabane's inauguration Maseru – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also SADC facilitator, will on Friday attend the inauguration ceremony of Prime Minister-elect Tom Thabane in Lesotho, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday. The inauguration followed the recent general elections in which Thabane won 48 out of 120 parliamentary seats. Thabane was due to replace Pakalitha Mosisili, prime minister since 2015, after forming a coalition with three other parties   Read More ...
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Lesotho. L’épouse du nouveau Premier ministre assassinée
Lesotho. L’épouse du nouveau Premier ministre assassinée Lipolelo Thabane a été tuée par balles mercredi 14 au soir, à l’avant-veille de l’investiture de son mari, Tom Thabane, à la tête du gouvernement. Lipolelo Thabane, l’épouse du nouveau Premier ministre du Lesotho, a été tuée par balles mercredi soir, à l’avant-veille de l’investiture de son mari, Tom Thabane, à la tête du gouvernement. Lipolelo Thabane, qui avait 58 ans, se rendait chez elle en compagnie d’une amie lorsque les deux femmes ont essuyé les tirs d’un inconnu, à Masana, aux abords de la capitale Maseru, a déclaré le porte-parole de la police   Read More ...
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Au Lesotho, l’épouse du nouveau premier ministre assassinée
Au Lesotho, l’épouse du nouveau premier ministre assassinée L’épouse de Thomas Thabane, le récent vainqueur des élections législatives au Lesotho, a été tuée par balles, mercredi 14 juin au soir, plongeant le petit royaume africain dans la confusion à la veille de l’investiture du nouveau premier ministre. Selon une source policière, Lipolelo Thabane, 58 ans, en instance de divorce depuis des années avec M. Thabane, a été abattue alors qu’elle circulait en voiture, accompagnée d’une autre femme, dans le village de Ha-Masana, à environ 35 km au sud de la capitale, Maseru   Read More ...
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Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead: police
The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead late on Wednesday, two days before 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   Read More ...
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Lesotho PM Thabane 'devastated' by shooting of his wife
Lesotho PM Thabane 'devastated' by shooting of his wife Maseru - 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, 35km south of the capital Maseru where she lives, as she was driving with a friend on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead - police
The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead late on Wednesday, two days before 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   Read More ...
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New Lesotho Prime Minister's Wife Shot Dead: Police
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   Read More ...
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UPDATE: Lesotho PM Thabane's wife, 58, was shot dead in a village outside Maseru
UPDATE: Lesotho PM Thabane's wife, 58, was shot dead in a village outside Maseru Maseru – The estranged wife of Lesotho's incoming prime minister Thomas Thabane was shot dead on Wednesday night in a village in the outskirts of Maseru. Reports say Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was about to enter the gate of her home when a gunman opened fire, killing her instantly. A friend she was with was seriously injured and was reported to be in a critical condition at a local hospital   Read More ...
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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 traveling home with a friend when both women where shot by an unknown assailant in the town of Masana, just outside the capital, Maseru   Read More ...
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New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife shot dead - police
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   Read More ...
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'Killing' of Lesotho PM Thabane's wife raises instability fears
'Killing' of Lesotho PM Thabane's wife raises instability fears Cape Town – Social media users have expressed fears of continued political instability in Lesotho following the alleged killing of Lesotho incoming prime minister Tom Thabane's wife, Dipolelo Thabane. News emerged late on Wednesday that the estranged wife of Thabane had allegedly been shot dead just a day before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdom. Although details of the incident remained sketchy, Thabane's daughter Advocate Nkoya Thabane reportedly confirmed the fatal shooting to a Lesotho-based journalist   Read More ...
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New Lesotho Prime Minister's wife allegedly shot
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"   Read More ...
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Chinese doctors' skills, care touch hearts in Lesotho
Chinese doctors won respect and admiration in Lesotho for their extraordinary medical skills during their one-year deployment in the African country. Xu Fulu, a physician at Wuhan sixth hospital, went to Lesotho with 6 other doctors in October 2015 to provide medical aid to the poverty-ravaged country. Based at a hospital over 120 km away from the capital Maseru, Xu's daily life was packed with assignments due to shortage of staff members   Read More ...
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Chinese doctors' skills, care touch hearts in Lesotho
Chinese doctors won respect and admiration in Lesotho for their extraordinary medical skills during their one-year deployment in the African country. Xu Fulu, a physician at Wuhan sixth hospital, went to Lesotho with 6 other doctors in October 2015 to provide medical aid to the poverty-ravaged country. Based at a hospital over 120 km away from the capital Maseru, Xu's daily life was packed with assignments due to shortage of staff members   Read More ...
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Places: Lesotho |  S Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  China |  E. Asia |  Asia | 
Maite says we won't tolerate Lesotho coup in SA's backyard
Maite says we won't tolerate Lesotho coup in SA's backyard Johannesburg – South Africa will not tolerate a military coup in Lesotho, international relations and cooperation minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has warned. Nkoana-Mashabane briefed journalists at Luthuli House on Sunday about the ANC’s international relations discussion document ahead of the party’s policy conference at the end of June. She was asked whether there was concern in South Africa about the military in Lesotho not accepting the result of the election last week, after former prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili lost   Read More ...
Places: Lesotho |  South Africa |  Johannesburg |  Gauteng |  Joburg | 
Memories of Lesotho 2007 as Uganda Cranes encounter Force Majeure again
Memories of Lesotho 2007 as Uganda Cranes encounter Force Majeure again Exactly 10 years ago, Ugandan football came face to face for the first time in a big way with the clause Force Majeure. The Uganda Cranes had arrived in full force in the South African state of Lesotho for a make-or-break match. Having beaten Lesotho 3-0 in Kampala on September 2, 2006, Uganda looked a good bet to snatch all three points June 17, 2007 in the away match   Read More ...
Places: Lesotho |  Uganda | 
Calls for government of national unity in Lesotho
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   Read More ...
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Easing fears, Lesotho's PM Mosisili resigns after election loss
Easing fears, Lesotho's PM Mosisili resigns after election loss Johannesburg - Easing fears of instability, Lesotho's government says the prime minister has resigned after losing elections in the small southern African nation beset by power struggles in recent years. The government said in a statement officially stamped on Thursday that the ceremonial king has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili. The statement says Mosisili will remain in his post "until the induction of the new prime minister into office"   Read More ...
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Lesotho's prime minister concedes election defeat: government statement
Lesotho's prime minister concedes election defeat: government statement MASERU Lesotho's prime minister Pakalitha Mosisili has conceded defeat in a parliamentary election to his opponent Thomas Thabane, the government said, easing concerns of political instability in the mountain kingdom. "His Majesty King Letsie III has accepted the resignation of The Right Honourable the Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili," a government statement received on Friday said. Mosisili will remain in his position until Thabane is sworn in, the statement said   Read More ...
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Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Botswana, Lesotho
Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Botswana, Lesotho Former PM Thabane dominates in Lesotho elections. Johannesburg - A former prime minister who fled Lesotho in 2014 out of concern that soldiers planned to assassinate him has dominated a national election, setting the stage for him to form a coalition government. Election officials in the southern African nation said on Tuesday that the All Basotho Convention party of Tom Thabane won 48 out of 120 parliamentary seats   Read More ...
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Former PM Thabane dominates in Lesotho elections
Former PM Thabane dominates in Lesotho elections Johannesburg - A former prime minister who fled Lesotho in 2014 out of concern that soldiers planned to assassinate him has dominated a national election, setting the stage for him to form a coalition government. Election officials in the southern African nation said on Tuesday that the All Basotho Convention party of Tom Thabane won 48 out of 120 parliamentary seats   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
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