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Murder accused ex-first lady leaves Lesotho as bail revoked

Maseru - Police in Lesotho on Saturday said former first lady Maesaiah Thabane had left the country, a day after her bail was revoked on murder charges over the 2017 killing of her husband's estranged wife.

Lesotho's new PM sworn in after ex-leader accused of murder

Maseru - Lesotho's former finance minister, Moeketsi Majoro, was sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday, a day after the resignation of Thomas Thabane, who quit after being accused of conspiring to murder of his wife.

Lesotho's PM Thabane buckles to pressure, agrees to step down

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced his resignation on Monday, ending months of political uncertainty gripping the kingdom since he was accused of participating in his ex-wife's murder.

Lesotho's under-fire PM sends in army to 'restore order'

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled prime minister announced on Saturday he had sent troops onto the streets to "restore order", accusing unnamed law enforcement agencies of undermining democracy.

Lesotho's under-fire PM deploys army to 'restore order'

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled prime minister announced on Saturday he had sent troops onto the streets to "restore order", accusing unnamed law enforcement agencies of undermining democracy.

Lesotho PM under pressure to resign over probe of estranged wife's murder

Maseru - Pressure mounted on Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to step down Monday as he appeared in court over the murder of his estranged wife after failing to turn up for a hearing last week.

Lesotho PM a no-show for murder charge

Maseru - Lesotho premier Thomas Thabane failed Friday to show up in court where he was due to be charged with murdering his estranged wife, prompting police to warn they could issue an arrest warrant.

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife

Maseru - Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane will be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down ahead of his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday, as the beleaguered premier announced he would quit by the end of July.

Lesotho PM to be charged with murder of estranged wife: police

Maseru - Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said Thursday.

Lesotho PM to resign over alleged links to wife's murder

Maseru - Lesotho's prime minister has bowed to pressure to step down over evidence allegedly linking him to the murder of his estranged wife, the ruling party said Thursday.

Lesotho court issues arrest warrant for PM's wife

Maseru - A court has issued an arrest warrant for the prime minister's wife after she failed to turn up for questioning over the 2017 murder of his previous wife, police said Saturday.

In Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mix

Maseru - When rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the mountain kingdom had escaped its cycle of violence also perished.

Wife of Danish genital mutilation suspect killed in Lesotho

Maseru - The wife of a Danish man who was caught in South Africa last month with 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer has been killed in Lesotho, police said Thursday.

Snap polls under way in Lesotho six months after coup bid

Maseru - A snap election began in Lesotho on Saturday, two years earlier than scheduled and six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into crisis.

Lesotho PM's bodyguards shot, bystander killed in crossfire

Maseru - Two bodyguards tasked with protecting Lesotho's Prime Minister Tom Thabane were shot and wounded on Sunday and a bystander killed in the crossfire, five months after a failed putsch in the tiny African kingdom, one of his senior advisers said.

Prince wants Lesotho king to flex muscles to fix nation's woes

Maseru - Amid a political crisis that has engulfed the tiny kingdom of Lesotho following last month's attempted coup, a member of the royalty is calling for a more muscular monarch.It's nearly four weeks since Lesotho was thrust into political turmoil.

Lesotho PM tells AFP: 'I won't reopen parliament'

Maseru - Lesotho's prime minister told AFP on Monday that he would not reopen parliament, calling into question a South African-brokered peace deal which allowed him to return to the mountain kingdom after an attempted coup.

Lesotho PM safely back home after 'coup'

Maseru - Lesotho's embattled prime minister, who fled an apparent coup attempt at the weekend, was escorted home by South African police under tight security Wednesday, an aide said.

Tensions as exiled Lesotho PM's expected return Tuesday uncertain

Maseru - Gunfire and power cuts rekindled tensions in Lesotho's capital Maseru overnight, as the expected return to the mountain nation of the exiled prime minister appeared uncertain following an apparent coup.

Lesotho PM heading home after 'coup'

Maseru - Lesotho's exiled prime minister is heading home, an aide told AFP on Monday, as regional mediators sought to reinstall him to power days after an apparent coup.
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