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2017-05-29 SADC Appeals for Constitution Reforms to Ensure Free and Fair Election in Lesotho
[Citizen] 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.

2017-05-29 Security Forces Must Account for Kasese Killings - Activists
[Observer] A coalition of 40 organisations has appealed to the Ugandan government to facilitate independent and transparent investigations into the November 2016 Kasese clashes that led to the death of more than 150 people.

2017-05-20 Lesotho PM Mosisili Must Sign Election Pledge, Churches Demand
[News24Wire] The Christian Council of Lesotho has reportedly demanded that Prime Minister Pakalithi Mosisili and his deputy Mothetjoa Metsing sign a pledge to accept the outcome of the upcoming general election.

2017-05-18 VP Mphoko, King Letsie Gallivant in Victoria Falls
[New Zimbabwe] LESOTHO King Letsie III on Wednesday said he was mesmerized by the sight of the majestic Victoria Falls when he visited the resort town.

2017-05-18 King Letsie III Hails Great Tourism Potential
[The Herald] Elita Chikwati -Zimbabwe's tourism sector has the potential to boost the SADC region's economic growth and there is need to boost ties in the area, with countries like Lesotho to enhance the prospects, visiting King Letsie III of Lesotho said yesterday. As such, King Letsie III, pledged his country's support to ensure Zimbabwe's tourism sector contributes positively towards the growth of the region's economy.

2017-05-17 King Letsie III of Lesotho Engages President Mugabe
[The Herald] President Mugabe yesterday met King Letsie III of Lesotho at State House, where they held high-level talks on various issues to enhance bilateral cooperation and cordial relations between the two countries. The meeting, which was part of King Letsie III's four-day State visit, lasted for more than two hours. Though details of the meeting could not be obtained, King Letsie III indicated on Monday that he intended to thank President Mugabe for his wise leadership which helped stabilise the political situatio

2017-05-17 Lesotho King To Seek Help From Mugabe On Elections - Report
[News24Wire] Lesotho's king Letsie III is apparently in Zimbabwe to consult President Robert Mugabe, 93, on how best his country can manage elections to end the turmoil that has continued to characterise the mountain kingdom, a report says.

2017-05-16 King Letsie III Hails Mugabe's for Solving Instability in Lesotho
[The Herald] King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho has hailed President Mugabe's wise guidance and astute leadership that brought normalcy to his country when it was facing political instability that spanned over three decades.

2017-05-16 Lesotho King Letsie Hails Mugabe's 'Wise Guidance and Astute Leadership'
[News24Wire] Lesotho's King Letsie III has praised Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, 93, for his "wise guidance and astute leadership", which he said helped bring "political stability" to the mountain kingdom, state media reported on Tuesday.

2017-05-15 Elections - Maturing Democracy or a Failure of Institutions?
[Daily Maverick] When Tom Thabane and the All Basotho Convention (ABC) took power after the 2012 elections, it marked the first peaceful transfer of power in Lesotho's relatively brief history. It also marked the country's first instance of coalition government. Many southern African political commentators, including this author, found reason for optimism in 2012 with the dawning of the coalition era in Lesotho's politics, but was this optimism misplaced? By JOHN AERNI-FLESSNER.

2017-05-11 Lesotho 'Ready to Hold Peaceful Election'
[News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator, has reportedly expressed confidence that Lesotho will hold a peaceful and democratic election in June.

2017-05-09 Ramaphosa to Visit Lesotho Ahead of June Elections
[News24Wire] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Tuesday expected to visit Lesotho ahead of the country's elections in June, the presidency has said in a statement.

2017-05-08 To Have a Home of One's Own
[Africa In Fact] An increasing number of women are buying, inheriting or building privately-owned residential homes in South Africa. This brief essay focusses on African women and their approach to owning residential property. Through in-depth interviews, it illuminates a practice of acquiring residential property that is significantly shaped by conceptions of dignity.

2017-05-08 Deputy President Ramaphosa Heads to Lesotho
[] Pretoria -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to pay a working visit to Maseru, Lesotho, on Tuesday, ahead of the general elections scheduled for 3 June in that country.

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