[allAfrica]Cape Town -Lesotho prime minister Tom Thabane fled to South Africa after troops seized police stations in an alleged coup attempt in which one person was killed and an unknown number of others injured, according to news reports from the capital, Maseru on Saturday.
[VOA]Gunfire was heard in Lesotho early Saturday morning as military units surrounded government buildings, including police offices in the capital.
[ThinkAfricaPress]This week’s episode began with a story about Leon meeting a random South African on the train into work after they recognised each other’s accents. The odds are small that a former bass player for Durban band Arapaho would meet a co-host of Tune Me What on an early morning commuter train out of San Diego, but stranger things do happen.
[Dalsan Radio]A fierce fighting broke out in Lower Shabelle this morning between the forces of the federal government backed by AMISOM and Alshabaab.
[SAnews.gov.za]The prices of petrol, diesel, illuminating paraffin and Liquefied Petroleum Gas will decrease next Wednesday, providing much-needed relief for motorists.
[SAnews.gov.za]The Department of Home Affairs says it is studying the South Gauteng High Court judgement on the detention of illegal foreigners at the Lindela Deportation Facility.
[Times of Zambia]A COMBINED team comprising the Lusaka City Council (LCC) police and the Zambia Police Service swung into action on Thursday at midnight and demolished 46 illegal shops at New Soweto Market.
[ThinkAfricaPress]Hong Kong -Becoming a success in Hong Kong isn’t easy, but for many African traders the potential to earn big makes it more than worth the effort.
[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Malawi on Friday launched the national quality policy that aims at creating awareness of the need for the country to place emphasis on producing quality products.
[Deutsche Welle]Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized police headquarters and surrounded government buildings, officials say. The unrest comes after police banned a planned anti-government protest.