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November 21, 2017

SADC to Launch deployment into the Kingdom of Lesotho on November 28

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Contingent Force will start deployment into the Kingdom of Lesotho between the 20th to 27th November 2017 for an initial period of six months. The deployment will be officially launched on the 28th of November 2017, at Press Conference in Maseru, Lesotho.

The Chairperson of the Oversight Committee and Head of Mission held a Press conference PRESS RELEASE 18112017 at Avani Lesotho Hotel, Maseru on 19thNovember to brief the Media on the objective of the mission. “The objective of this mission is to facilitate the establishment of a secure, stable and peaceful environment conducive for the implementation of SADC decisions, [...]

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September 18, 2017

Lesotho to receive security support

The SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government has approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising of military, security, intelligence and civilian personnel who are expected to support the government of Lesotho.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government was held in Pretoria on Friday to discuss the political and security issues of Lesotho. The summit was chaired by President Jacob Zuma as the Chairperson of regional bloc.

“In the interim, the summit approved an expanded mandate and composition of a total of 34 members of the oversight committee to include military, security, [...]

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August 10, 2017

Deputy President Ramaphosa encouraged by Lesotho progress

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is encouraged by the progress towards peace, stability and reforms in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. On Wednesday, the Deputy President, who is also the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator, visited Maseru.

The visit took place against the backdrop of the June general elections in Lesotho, which saw the inauguration of a new Coalition Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. During the visit, Deputy President Ramaphosa consulted with the new government, leaders of opposition parties, the college of chiefs and civil society stakeholders in Lesotho.

According to the South African Presidency, [...]

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March 13, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: Lesotho not ready for elections, says former PM Thabane

Lesotho’s former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.

Thabane’s remarks came after the country’s King Letsie moved to dissolve parliament this week after Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili, who is also the leader of the Democratic Congress (DC) party lost a confidence vote. This, consequently, paved was for an election within three months.

Mosisili had headed a coalition government since a snap election in 2015 that was called in an effort to end the country’s prolonged power struggles.

But the coalition recently became fragmented, and parliament voted in favour of [...]

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