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2015-09-04 SADC's Failures Have Led to Renewed Instability in Lesotho
[Daily Maverick] Just as he's struggled to turn around South African Airways and Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa has made little headway in Lesotho despite more than a year of high-profile involvement under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

2015-09-02 Growth Set to Slow, Says IMF
[IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.

2015-09-01 Can 2017 - Algeria Squad On Training Camp Ahead of Lesotho Qualifier
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Algerian football team has started a training camp ahead of Lesotho match, part of the second day of Africa Cup of Nations (CAN 2017) qualifiers.

2015-08-24 Newly Elected SADC Leaders to Advance SADC Values, Principles
[SANF] Newly elected leaders from southern Africa gave similar messages of support when they delivered their maiden speeches to the just-ended 35th Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held in Gaborone, Botswana.

2015-08-24 Bishops Conference Sends Solidarity Message to People of Lesotho
[CISA] Johannesburg -The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has expressed their solidarity with "our brothers and sisters from the Kingdom of Lesotho."

2015-08-20 Water to Be Released From Lesotho Highlands Project
[] Pretoria -In an attempt to address the water challenges faced by the Free State municipalities, the Department of Water and Sanitation has granted approval for the release of water from the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.

2015-08-19 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Welcomes SADC Double Troika Reaffirmation of SADC Terms of Reference for Commission of Inquiry Into Lesotho
[SA Govt] Deputy President and Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa today Wednesday 19 August 2015 welcomed the decision of the SADC Double Troika meeting held in Botswana on Sunday to reaffirm the current terms of reference for the SADC Commission of Inquiry into Lesotho.

2015-08-18 Mosisili Committed to Reform
[The Herald] Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Mosisili says he is committed to political reform in his country to bring about peace and stability. Dr Mosisili, one of the four new leaders who delivered their maiden speeches to the 35th Sadc Summit of Heads of State and Government being held here, said he was leading a coalition of six parties and would cooperate with the region in measures to bring closure to the crisis gripping his country.

2015-08-18 Lesotho Grateful for Support
[Botswana Daily News] Gakgatla -The Southern African Development Community (SADC)deserves credit for continued support to resolving Lesotho's politicalchallenges.

2015-08-17 Misa Lesotho Facilitates Safe Return of Exiled Journalist
[MISA] On August 14, 2015, MISA Lesotho facilitated the return of exiled journalist Marafaele Mohloboli, editor of Mosotho weekly newspaper. The reporter fled the country on August 7, 2015, fearing for her life after police pressurised her to reveal her sources. She was also accused of allegedly leaking records of her conversation with Assistant Commissioner of Police, Ezekiel Senti.

2015-08-13 Lesotho Agrees With Proposed SADC Reforms - Ramaphosa
[News24Wire] Lesotho's leaders have agreed that the country is in need of constitutional and security sector reforms as proposed by the Southern African Development Community, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

2015-08-13 Committee Briefed On Cross-Border Taxi Operations and Violence
[Parliament of South Africa] The Portfolio Committee on Transport heard on Tuesday that progress has been made in the impasse involving cross-border taxi operators between Lesotho and the Free State Province.

2015-08-10 Deputy President to Answer Questions in Parliament
[] Pretoria -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to answer questions from members of parliament in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

2015-08-07 Lesotho Revisited
[The Journalist] Lesotho is a country of only about 2 million people and it has had a series of coups, with frequent rumours of uprisings, since independence in 1966. The capital Maseru is the size of a large clan gathering. A year ago, soon after the launch of The Journalist we ran this story. In the wake of fresh tensions in the Mountain Kingdom, it is as valid this week as it was then.

2015-08-06 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane Visits Lesotho for Progress Report On Lesotho Highlands Water Project
[SA Govt] The Lesotho Highlands Water Project gets a nod from the Minister

2015-08-06 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Arrives in Lesotho
[SA Govt] South African Deputy President and SADC Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Thursday 30 July 2015, arrived in the capital Maseru in pursuance of his renewed SADC mandate to facilitate peace and stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

2015-08-03 Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - Statement Following Visit to Lesotho
[SA Govt] "We have had fruitful discussions today with His Majesty the King (His Majesty King Letsie III); with Prime Minister (Pakalitha Mosisili) and members of his cabinet, as well as with leaders of the opposition parties here in Lesotho".

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