200-mn-year old dinosaur remains found in South Africa

 The dinosaur remains, yet to be named, were found at a border area between South Africa and Lesotho.

Nov 11, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Danish man found with 21 pieces of female genitalia in freezer

A Danish national appeared in a South African court Monday on sexual assault charges after 21 pieces of  were found stuffed in his freezer, police said.

Sep 22, 2015, 00:53 AM IST

Murder of Lesotho`s ex-army chief triggers alarm

Southern African countries on Tuesday condemned the murder of Lesotho`s former army chief, saying an "explosive security situation" threatened to derail efforts to bring stability to the mountain kingdom.

Jun 30, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Embattled Lesotho prime minister takes early lead in snap poll

The results of Lesotho`s snap election following an alleged coup attempt last year trickled in slowly Sunday, with Prime Minister Thomas Thabane taking an early lead with a quarter of the vote tallied.

Mar 02, 2015, 00:01 AM IST

Army confined to barracks as Lesotho votes after coup bid

Lesotho`s army will be confined to barracks when the small mountain kingdom votes Saturday in a snap election to break a political deadlock after an attempted coup last August.

Feb 27, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

Lesotho PM`s bodyguards shot, bystander killed in crossfire

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.

Feb 02, 2015, 04:13 AM IST

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.

Oct 03, 2014, 02:11 AM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2014, 01:48 AM IST

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.

Sep 25, 2014, 11:44 AM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2014, 15:13 PM IST

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.

Sep 19, 2014, 10:18 AM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2014, 16:41 PM IST

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.

Sep 16, 2014, 06:47 AM IST

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.

Sep 04, 2014, 07:21 AM IST

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.

Sep 02, 2014, 11:10 AM IST

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.

Sep 01, 2014, 14:53 PM IST

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".

Sep 01, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2014, 23:11 PM IST

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.

Aug 30, 2014, 13:36 PM IST

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.

Aug 15, 2014, 16:05 PM IST