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Banyana Banyana book Cosafa Cup semifinal spot

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe - Banyana Banyana brushed aside a determined Namibia to book their place in the semifinal of the 2017 Cosafa Women's Championship currently underway in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The South Africans defeated Namibia 3-1 with a brace from Thembi Kgatlana and Chantelle Esau. With both sides

ENCA.COM - 2017-09-16 12:51:39

Instability lingers in African kingdom after deadly shootout

MASERU, Lesotho - For workers leaving a textile factory during a recent lunchtime in Lesotho, assassinations and political intrigue are a kind of background noise in the small southern African kingdom. The shooting death last week of the country's military commander, Lt. Gen. Khoantle Motsomotso, by

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-16 10:07:00

Lesotho can't be on SADC agenda forever: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma told a SADC Double Troika in Pretoria that the regional bloc wants to have Lesotho off its agenda as soon as possible. Photo: Twitter: @presidencyZA PRETORIA - Chairperson of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma - on Friday app

ENCA.COM - 2017-09-16 04:28:09

SA, Malawi win as Makore continues free-scoring ways

Rutendo Makore scored her fifth goal in two matches at the ongoing COSAFA Women's Championship, but hosts Zimbabwe were held to a 1-1 draw by Zambia in their crucial Group A clash at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Friday. Holders Zimbabwe had to come from behind in the second half to grab

ESPN - 2017-09-15 23:11:27

WFP Lesotho Country Brief, July 2017

USAID/PEPFAR funded distributions continued in the districts of Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale's Hoek covering a total of 36,500 people in July. The Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) currently faces a significant funding shortfall with recovery activities planned to continu

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-15 08:42:00

Harambee Starlets Cosafa match to be aired LIVE

Harambee Starlets' opening Cosafa match against Mozambique will be live on KweseSport. Starlets, who are in Group 'B', will take on Mozambique in the opening leg of the women's tournament from 5.30pm local time at Luveve Stadium. The opening Group 'B' match saw Swaziland thump Mauritius 3-0 on day t

MSN.COM - 2017-09-14 12:03:16

Moses Lake native accepted to CDC program

Courtesy photo Dr. Elisabeth Hesse works with doctors and patients in Lesotho during her U.S. Army service. Hesse has been selected for a two year program studying immunization safety at the Centers for Disease Control. ATLANTA Physician Elisabeth Hesse is training for the kind of job they make movi

COLUMBIA BASIN HERALD - 2017-09-12 12:00:00

The SADC Wrap: Shootings in Lesotho and Tanzania, and Angola's opposition challenges vote tally

Lesotho's army chief was murdered last week in an ongoing political and military crisis that has been stripping the country of real stability since 2014. Lieutenant-General Khoantle Motomoto was fatally shot on Tuesday morning in a confrontation that also killed two of his subordinates, Brigadier Bu

MSN.COM - 2017-09-11 05:36:33

South Africa drawn into Lesotho's power struggle

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. The assassination of Motsomotso (above) was all the more striking given that his predecessor had been assassinated in 2015 The killing

DW.COM - 2017-09-09 16:00:48

In Lesotho, military and politics make a dangerous mix

The officers who died after killing army chief Khoantle Motsomotso were also suspected of involvement in the 2015 killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - When rival officers gunned down Lesotho's army chief and were then killed by his bodyguards, hopes that the m

YAHOO! - 2017-09-09 03:33:44

Joint Statement by the Republic of South Africa and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the Occasion of the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law

State representatives from 17 African countries gathered in Pretoria, South Africa from 5 to 8 September 2017 for the 17th Annual Regional Seminar on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) co-hosted by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of the Government of South Africa and the

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-09-08 10:26:00

Mapisa-Nqakula: SADC has deployed officials to Lesotho, not SA

CAPE TOWN - Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has sent a fact-finding mission to Lesotho in the wake of the assassination of the country's defence force chief. Khoantle Motsomotso was shot dead by two military officers three days

MSN.COM - 2017-09-08 08:30:20

Army Chief Killing Raises Concerns About Instability in Lesotho

The assassination this week of Lesotho's army chief has raised fears domestically and abroad about instability in the tiny southern African kingdom, and put into focus the relationship between political leaders and the military. Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso was killed after armed individua

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-09-08 17:10:46

Children & Fam: Proceeds of benefit to help children in southern African orphanage

Linda Henry of Chagrin Falls has a strong connection to the orphans and abandoned children at the St. Camillus Centre orphanage in Lesotho, a country in southern Africa. She has visited and volunteered at the orphanage since 2013 and will be going back this fall. The orphanage is run by Sister Julia

CHAGRINVALLEYTODAY.COM - 2017-09-07 06:45:00

Lesotho detains senior army official over army chief's murder - report

JOHANNESBURG - Lesotho has reportedly detained a senior army officer in connection with the killing of the country's military leader and two other soldiers. Reuters is reporting that the army major was taken into custody to help police with the investigation. Lesotho army chief Khoantle Motsomotso w

MSN.COM - 2017-09-07 06:42:28

Southern Africa beats target for new power generating capacity

REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files File photo of electricity pylons in Johannesburg's Alexandra township Southern African countries have exceeded their 2016 power generation targets by 11 percent, South African Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said on Thursday. The South African Power Pool (SAPP), a reg

MSN.COM - 2017-09-07 18:11:21

Hao-Ching Chan / Shuai Zhang v Yung-Jan Chan / Martina Hingis: Online Live Streaming video [HD] 2017-09-06

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101GREATGOALS.COM - 2017-09-07 02:00:00

Regional troops head to Lesotho after commander's killing

Troops from several southern African countries are deploying to Lesotho amid tensions over the shooting death of the mountain kingdom's military commander. Lesotho's defense minister, Sentje Lebona, said Thursday that the Southern African Development Community, a regional bloc, is sending forces to

MCCLATCHY - 2017-09-07 13:48:00

Africa today at a glance

Angola's poll commission to announce final results of the August 23 General Elections in which the ruling MPLA party retained power. Togo opposition protests Togo's opposition coalition to stage two days of anti-government protests as it pushes for a constitutional change to limit the power of Presi

MSN.COM - 2017-09-06 00:30:09

Lesotho army chief killing condemned

'Pray this ends!': Brit hiding in stairwell tells of 'apocalyptic' hurricane Southern Africa's regional body (Sadc) has condemned Tuesday's killing of the head of Lesotho's army, calling it an "inexcusable barbaric and heinous act". Lt Gen Khoantle Motsomotso, and two officers guarding him, were sho

MSN.COM - 2017-09-06 11:51:30