The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the military coup in the South African nation of Lesotho, calling on all parties to resolve their differences peacefully.
20120602 AP JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The politician who led Lesotho for the last 14 years could soon be leading the opposition after his party failed to win a majority in parliament in weekend elections in this mountainous southern African country.
20120530 AFP Lesotho's ruling party won the most votes in weekend parliamentary polls but fell short of the required majority to govern alone and will have to form a coalition, final results showed Tuesday.
20120527 AFP Lesotho's one million voters went to the polls Saturday in a tight general election where bitter personal rivalries among the three main party leaders have overshadowed worries about jobs and poverty.
20120521 AFP Thousands of people braved Lesotho's early winter cold Sunday for the final rallies ahead of next weekend's closely fought vote, with the opposition claiming dirty tricks had undercut their turnouts.
20120520 AFP Lesotho held early voting Saturday, one week before the mostly hotly contested general elections since the 1998 polls that degenerated into looting and sparked a South African intervention.