[Daily Maverick] Lesotho-based Chinese business tycoon Yan Xie has lifted the lid on his extensive generosity to Lesotho’s political elite, saying that he helped fund Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s lavish wedding in 2017 and has donated money to ‘almost every party in the country’.
[Lesotho Times] FEMALE politicians in the opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) and the Socialist Revolutionaries (SR) have called on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to fire the Minister of Police, ‘Mampho Mokhele, for alleged incompetence.
[Deutsche Welle] The Southern Africa’s regional body (SADC) is sending a rapid-response team to Lesotho. The team is to investigate the assassination of the country’s army commander.
[allAfrica]Lesotho’s Prime Minister Tom Thabane has dramatically boosted his share of directly-elected seats in the country’s National Assembly, but he could still be ousted from power.
[VOA]The executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) says Lesotho’s rival leaders have agreed on a framework aimed at resolving the sharp disagreement that led to the alleged attempt to overthrow Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s government last weekend.
[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.
[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.
[SANF] Newly-elected Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has appointed a 20-member Cabinet, comprising members of the All Basotho Convention (ABC), Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LDC) and Basotho National Party (BNP).
[ISS] On Friday 8 June, Thomas Thabane succeeded Pakalitha Mosisili as the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, not by winning elections but by building a coalition government with the support of the opposition.