Lesotho`s Public Service minister says he is acting premier after `coup`

Lesotho`s minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country`s acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the country amid an apparent coup.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for peace in Lesotho

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern about a coup in Lesotho, urging "all parties to refrain from violence and work together towards a peaceful and lasting resolution of their differences".

Lesotho PM confirms coup, flees to South Africa

Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane confirmed on Saturday that the military had seized power in a coup in the tiny kingdom and that he had fled to neighbouring South Africa in fear of his life.

Lesotho military seize control of police HQ, jam radio stations

Lesotho`s military seized control of the tiny African kingdom`s police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones in the early hours on Saturday, a government minister and member of the ruling coalition told AFP.

South African police arrest cannibalism suspect

Police in South Africa said that they have arrested a fugitive from neighboring Lesotho who had escaped from a prison where he was awaiting trial after allegedly confessing to cannibalism and two murders in 2012.

India, Lesotho discuss defence, security cooperation

Defence and security cooperation and the lines of credit offered by India topped the agenda during talks between India and Lesotho held Thursday-Friday in the landlocked southern African nation.

Envoys of four nations present credentials to President

The envoys of four nations -- Lesotho, Austria, Singapore and San Marino -- presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee.