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2016-07-25 A Lesotho Reporter Recounts Hours of Tense and Intimidating Interrogation
[Daily Maverick] The trouble started at about 17:00 on June 23, when my phone rang while I was having my hair done at Maseru's My Vision salon. It was a police officer, Senior Superintendent Teboho Khesa, and he wanted to know where I was. By KEISO MOHLOBOLI.

2016-07-21 Amajita Coach Confident of Victory Over Lesotho
[SAFA] Amajita coach Thabo Senong has asked the Bloemfontein football fans to come in their thousands and support the u20 team when they take on Lesotho in the second leg of the 3rd and final round of the CAF African Youth championship qualifier.

2016-07-19 Amajita Ready for Lesotho in Second Leg
[SAFA] U20 South African national team coach Thabo Senong has announced the squad to take on Lesotho in the second leg of the 3rd and final round of the CAF African Youth championships qualifier.

2016-07-15 Lesotho Authorities Must Protect the Right to Freedom of Expression
[OSISA] The undersigned organisations condemn the increasing acts of harassment and intimidation against journalists in Lesotho, exemplified by the recent attack against the editor of the Lesotho Times newspaper and the institution of criminal defamation charges against its publishers.

2016-07-14 Editor in Critical Condition After Shooting
[CPJ] New York -Lesotho authorities should launch a credible investigation into the shooting of veteran editor Lloyd Mutungamiri and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Mutungamiri is in critical condition in a hospital in South Africa, his employer told CPJ today.

2016-07-13 Erasing a Judge's Grubby Fingerprints
[Legalbrief] What happens when a judge departs in the face of corruption allegations? Will that judge's decisions stand? And if the judge heads the highest court, what mechanism is there for a further appeal against that judge's decisions?

2016-07-13 Cops Launch Probe Into Shot Editor Case
[The Herald] Police in Lesotho have launched an investigation into the case in which Zimbabwean journalist and Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants at his house in Maseru, Lesotho, in unclear circumstances at midnight on Saturday.

2016-07-12 Zimbabwean Journalist Shot
[The Herald] Zimbabwean journalist and Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants at his house in Maseru, Lesotho, in unclear circumstances on Saturday midnight. He was found bleeding in his car with a bullet in his jaw by his wife Tsitsi Matope, who had heard several gunshots coming from outside their house at Thamae residential area. On Sunday, Matope was quoted saying she suspected the army of attempting to assassinate her husband following stories that had been publi

2016-07-11 Newspaper Editor Shot By Unknown Assailants
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The editor of an independent Lesotho newspaper is fighting for his life after being shot at the weekend in the latest attempt on the life of a perceived opponent of the government.

2016-07-12 Lesotho Authorities Must Protect the Right to Freedom of Expression
[SALC] Joint Civil Society Statement:

2016-07-12 Ambassador Sun Xianghua Co-Chaired the Coordination Meeting On the Implementation of FOCAC Summit Results
[Focac] On 6 July 2016, H.E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, Ambassador of China to Lesotho, and Hon. Mothetjoa Metsing, the Deputy Prime Minister of Lesotho, co-chaired the first coordination meeting between the Chinese Embassy and the Cabinet Ministers' Sub-committee overseeing the implementation of the Follow-up Actions of the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

2016-06-30 SADC Gives Lesotho Ultimatum
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The SADC Double Troika summit comprising six Heads of State and Government has given Lesotho an ultimatum to fulfill its commitment through implementation of SADC decisions.

2016-06-30 Applications for Lesotho Special Permit Extended
[GroundUp] Organisations welcome extension to end September

2016-06-30 SADC Commits to Resolving Lesotho Impasse
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is working on resolving the political impasse in Lesotho, SADC executive secretary, Dr Stergomena Tax has said.

2016-06-30 SADC Bends to Lesotho
[The Patriot] SADC Double Troika has turned from harsh to soft regarding its earlier stance in which it urged Lesotho government to implement the recommendations of the SADC Commission of Inquiry into the death of former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Brigadier Maaparankoe Mohao. Addressing members of the media after a five-hour meeting, SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax said the regional Double Troika Summit has recommended that an oversight committee be appointed to facilitate the review of th

2016-06-29 SADC Maps Security Reforms for Lesotho
[The Herald] A Sadc-appointed committee will oversee the implementation of constitutional and security sector reforms in Lesotho, a major step towards ensuring political stability in that kingdom.

2016-06-29 SADC to Help Implement Lesotho Reforms
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has resolved to assist Lesotho in implementing security sector and constitutional reforms.

2016-06-29 Home Affairs Extends Closing Date of Applications for Lesotho Special Permits
[SA Govt] Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has acceded to a request by the Lesotho authorities to extend the closing date of applications for Lesotho Special Permits to allow more time for Basotho nationals to apply for permits. The last day for applications was 30 June 2016. The date has now been extended by three months to 30 September 2016.

2016-06-29 Deadline for Lesotho Special Permit Applications Extended
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Government has granted an extension on the closing date of applications for the Lesotho Special Permit.

2016-06-27 Trouble in the Mountain Kingdom
[Daily Maverick] Saturday 25 June marked one year since the former commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Lieutenant-General Maaparankoe Mahao, was shot and killed by members of his own army. His autopsy report revealed that he was shot eleven times in the head, chest and arm, including three shots fired at point-blank range with an AK-47. By ANNABEL RAW.

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