Deal struck to hold early election in crisis-hit Lesotho

Lesotho's feuding political parties have agreed to hold elections in February -- more than two years early -- in a bid to exit a crisis that has seen a coup attempt and running battles between the security forces.

Lesotho police investigate own officers over coup killing

Lesotho`s police force is investigating some of its own officers for their possible role in an attempted military coup that left one policeman dead, senior commissioners have told AFP.

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

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.

Lesotho police, military in early morning shootout

 Police and military exchanged gunfire in Lesotho`s capital Maseru in the early hours of Friday, the latest spasm of violence to rock Africa`s tiny mountain kingdom.

Lesotho mediation mission over

 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the facilitator of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has concluded his first official visit to Lesotho.

Lesotho PM asked to reopen Parliament

 The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tuesday asked Lesotho`s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to reopen parliament immediately, in a bid to pave the way for early elections and end political tensions in the country.

Lesotho to hold early election to end political crisis

Lesotho`s leaders are planning to head to the polls early in a bid to restore political order following an attempted coup and stalled peace talks between deadlocked political parties, a South African official said Monday.

Lesotho police regroup after coup, but fears remain

 Lesotho`s exiled police commissioner returned to the country Wednesday, ordering his officers to go back to work. But this week`s violence has left the force disarmed and with reason to still live in fear.

Lesotho PM expected to return today after `coup`

Lesotho`s Prime Minister is set to return home Tuesday after three days in exile in neighbouring South Africa, as regional mediators seek to reinstall him to power after an apparent coup.

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.

Lesotho pull out of 2015 African Youth Championship qualifier over Ebola concerns

Lesotho said on Friday they have pulled out of this weekend`s final 2015 African Youth Championship against Nigeria because of concerns about an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Kenya probes Nations Cup loss to Lesotho

Kenya has launched investigation into their 2015 African Nations Cup qualifying matches against Lesotho fearing that they may have been fixed.

Kenya eye CAN success after World Cup visit

Watching World Cup matches in Brazil has convinced the football stars of Kenya they can qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) in Morocco.

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.

Atsu keen on Premier League move

The 21-year-old, who is entering the final year of his contract, has rejected a fresh deal at the Dragao with the intention of engineering a move to England this summer.