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Somalians pick up pieces following deadly bomb blast
17 October 2017, 7:21 PM

As a massive cleanup operation got underway in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, following the deadliest attack since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007, the country has also called on neighbouring countries to help with blood donations and humanitarian aid.

The African Union (UN) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says there are still victims trapped under the rubble.

More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Mogadishu on Saturday.

“My people dying in that way and my country being destroyed in that way has a lot of negative impact on psychologically,” said Somalian MP Abdiaziz Abdilahi.

Despite this setback, Somalis believe their country is on track to recover from years of civil war.

“It’s time to trust and build Somali forces to enforce the local and security agencies that we believe will combat terrorism in Somalia in a better way. They did a good job. We appreciate their presence, but it’s not enough. I think it’s time to trust Somali forces that they take over and the only way we can do that is to remove the arms embargo on Somalia so we can equip and develop Somalian forces,” he added.

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo has declared three days of national mourning.

Tuesday 17 October 2017 19:21

Nthakoana Ngatane

Retired Lesotho army commander appears in court
16 October 2017, 4:49 PM

Retired Lesotho army commander Tlali Kamoli has appeared before in the magistrate’s court in Maseru on murder charges.

Tlali Kamoli is facing several charges including that of murder. His lawyer Molise Molise says, “I can confirm that today Mr. Kamoli has been charged….”

There are fears that the latest developments will lead to Political tensions in the Mountain Kingdom.

The mountain kingdom has been rocked by tensions between political parties for several years.

Recently high-ranking law enforcement and his two attackers were shot dead. Kamoli is appearing for formal bail application on Monday in the High Court of Lesotho.

There are fears that the latest developments will lead to Political tensions in the Mountain Kingdom.

Earlier Kamoli was expected by many to provide answers to many questions about Lesotho instability, including the 30 August 2014 coup allegations and the killing of former army commanders Maaparankoe Mahao and Khoantle Motsomotso.

Kamoli spent the past weekend in police custody.

Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his 2014 government have maintained that Lieutenant Colonel Tlali Kamoli led or supported an attempted coup on the 30 August 2014.

But then Deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, maintained it was the army that was disarming police.

A Police Sub Inspector Ramahloko was killed during that operation.

Over the years, the army under Kamoli’s command refused to allow the police to question any of its members about that incident, the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and any others.

Kamoli has also filed a defamation lawsuit in which he demands 5-million rand from the Lesotho Times for publishing a story that he insinuates he was involved in plotting the killling of army commander Khoantle Motsomotso.

The other missing piece of the puzzle is information from a former Commissioner of Police who has fled the country. Lesotho Foreign Minister Lesego Makgothi.

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– By Nthakoana Ngatane

Retired Lesotho army commander appears in court
16 October 2017, 4:49 PM

Retired Lesotho army commander Tlali Kamoli has appeared before in the magistrate’s court in Maseru on murder charges.

Tlali Kamoli is facing several charges including that of murder. His lawyer Molise Molise says, “I can confirm that today Mr. Kamoli has been charged….”

There are fears that the latest developments will lead to Political tensions in the Mountain Kingdom.

The mountain kingdom has been rocked by tensions between political parties for several years.

Recently high-ranking law enforcement and his two attackers were shot dead. Kamoli is appearing for formal bail application on Monday in the High Court of Lesotho.

There are fears that the latest developments will lead to Political tensions in the Mountain Kingdom.

Earlier Kamoli was expected by many to provide answers to many questions about Lesotho instability, including the 30 August 2014 coup allegations and the killing of former army commanders Maaparankoe Mahao and Khoantle Motsomotso.

Kamoli spent the past weekend in police custody.

Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his 2014 government have maintained that Lieutenant Colonel Tlali Kamoli led or supported an attempted coup on the 30 August 2014.

But then Deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjoa Metsing, maintained it was the army that was disarming police.

A Police Sub Inspector Ramahloko was killed during that operation.

Over the years, the army under Kamoli’s command refused to allow the police to question any of its members about that incident, the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and any others.

Kamoli has also filed a defamation lawsuit in which he demands 5-million rand from the Lesotho Times for publishing a story that he insinuates he was involved in plotting the killling of army commander Khoantle Motsomotso.

The other missing piece of the puzzle is information from a former Commissioner of Police who has fled the country. Lesotho Foreign Minister Lesego Makgothi.

Monday 16 October 2017 16:49

Related video click below:

Nthakoana Ngatane

Kamoli to provide answers about Lesotho’s security
16 October 2017, 7:29 AM

Lesotho’s former army commander Tlali Kamoli is expected to provide answers to many unanswered questions about security in the Mountain Kingdom.

They include the August 30, 2014 coup allegations and the killing former army commanders Maaparankoe Mahao and Khoantle Motsomotso.

Police spent the weekend questioning Kamoli after arresting him.

Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his 2014 government have maintained that all indications were that LT COL Tlali Kamoli led or supported an attempted coup on August 30, 2014.

But then Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing maintained it was the army disarming police.

Over the years Kamoli’s command of the army refused to have police question any members of the army about that incident, the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and any others.

Kamoli’s lawyer Advocate Letuka Molati believes his client executed lawful orders and he is innocent.

Kamoli has also filed a defamation lawsuit in which he demands R5 million from the Lesotho Times for publishing a story that he says insinuates he was involved in plotting the killing of recently slain army commander Khoantle Motsomotso.

Monday 16 October 2017 07:29

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Nthakoana Ngatane

Kamoli to provide answers about Lesotho’s security
16 October 2017, 7:29 AM

Lesotho’s former army commander Tlali Kamoli is expected to provide answers to many unanswered questions about security in the Mountain Kingdom.

They include the August 30, 2014 coup allegations and the killing former army commanders Maaparankoe Mahao and Khoantle Motsomotso.

Police spent the weekend questioning Kamoli after arresting him.

Prime Minister Tom Thabane and his 2014 government have maintained that all indications were that LT COL Tlali Kamoli led or supported an attempted coup on August 30, 2014.

But then Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing maintained it was the army disarming police.

Over the years Kamoli’s command of the army refused to have police question any members of the army about that incident, the killing of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao and any others.

Kamoli’s lawyer Advocate Letuka Molati believes his client executed lawful orders and he is innocent.

Kamoli has also filed a defamation lawsuit in which he demands R5 million from the Lesotho Times for publishing a story that he says insinuates he was involved in plotting the killing of recently slain army commander Khoantle Motsomotso.

Click below to watch videos:

– By Nthakoana Ngatane

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