Majoro to prioritise Lesotho’s judiciary, security independence

23 May 2020, 6:57 PM
Lesotho's new Prime Minister, Moeketsi Majoro, says one of his priorities will be ensuring the judiciary and security forces regain their independence.
Moeketsi Majoro
Lindiwe Sisulu condemns Zimbabwe explosion 25 June 2018, 5:39 PM

International relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu has described her shock, horror and disgust following explosions which rocked two countries on the continent at the weekend. 

Two die after blast at Zimbabwe rally 25 June 2018, 4:16 PM

One person died on Monday from injuries after an explosion rocked Zimbabwe President EmmersonMnangagwa's Saturday campaign rally in the city of Bulawayo,state-owned radio said.

Nigeria: 86 killed in fresh herder-farmer violence 25 June 2018, 7:22 AM

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday called for calm after 86 people were killed in an attack by suspected nomadic herders against farming communities in the restive centre of the country.

Libya’s coastguard picks up 490 migrants off coast of Tripoli 25 June 2018, 6:12 AM

Libya's coastguard picked up 490 migrants off the coast of Tripoli on Sunday in the third rescue operation of the day.

SA President extends his condolences to Ethiopians 24 June 2018, 6:31 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country's deepest condolences to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the people of the Republic of Ethiopia.

‘Nothing’ will stop Zimbabwe’s election: Vice President 24 June 2018, 6:15 PM

Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who was injured by a bomb blast in the city of Bulawayo, on Sunday vowed the July 30 election will go ahead despite the attack.

32 Fula civilians killed in Mali attack: local group 24 June 2018, 3:31 PM

Traditional hunters known as "Dozo" killed 32 civilians after surrounding an isolated village in the centre of Mali, local officials told AFP on Sunday.

President Ramaphosa condemns Zimbabwe bomb blast 24 June 2018, 2:47 PM

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will consult with the Chair of the Organ on Politics Defence and Security to ensure that appropriate protection is provided ahead of the elections in Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa calls for unity in Zimbabwe 24 June 2018, 10:40 AM

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangwagwa has again called for unity after describing Saturday's blast at a political rally as the sixth attempt on his life.

42 people injured in Zimbabwe explosion 24 June 2018, 7:00 AM

Zimbabwe's State media says 42 people were injured, six of them in a serious condition, in an explosion at a political rally address by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo on Saturday.

Senior Ethiopia police official arrested over security shortcomings – state media 23 June 2018, 9:50 PM

The deputy commissioner of the Addis Ababa Police Commission has been arrested and is being investigated for shortcomings in security after a grenade attack in the Ethiopian capital killed one person and left scores wounded.

Mnangagwa describes explosion as “cowardly act” 23 June 2018, 9:24 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed what he described as an cowardly act that will not derail Zimbabwe's first elections since the ousting of former President Robert Mugabe.

Ethiopian PM escapes rally grenade attack that kills one, wounds scores 23 June 2018, 9:08 PM

Six suspects are being investigated over a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally by new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that left one person dead and scores wounded.

Zim rally explosion victims in hospitals 23 June 2018, 5:43 PM

First aiders attend to the injured following an explosion that rocked White City Stadium this afternoon where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of Zanu-PF supporters.

Emmerson Mnangagwa survives explosion 23 June 2018, 4:09 PM

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a blast at a ruling ZANU-PF party rally Saturday, his spokesman said, adding that he had been taken to safety after the incident.

Several people killed in blast at rally supporting new Ethiopian leader 23 June 2018, 11:34 AM

 Several people were killed and injured in an explosion at a rally attended by thousands in Addis Ababa on Saturday, Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

Members of the Libyan National Army poses for a photo next to Sidra oil port in Ras Lanuf, Libya.
Libya’s NOC confirms LNA control of oil ports, hopes for quick restart 23 June 2018, 7:58 AM

The head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) confirmed on Friday that Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) had regained control of the key oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider, and said he hoped operations would resume in the “next couple of days”.

SADC countries called on to set up qualification bodies for teachers 22 June 2018, 5:05 PM

Countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have been called on to establish professional qualification bodies for teachers.

Early warning systems in place for Lesotho, says Mapisa-Nqakula 22 June 2018, 12:09 PM

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says Southern African Development Community has an early warning system in place for quick intervention if the situation deteriorates in Lesotho.

Libyan coastguard picks up 443 migrants headed for Italy 22 June 2018, 7:46 AM

Libya’s coastguard picked up 443 African migrants on Thursday from three inflatable boats in trouble near its western coast, a spokesman said.

DRC elections to take place in December 21 June 2018, 5:59 PM

The Congolese government says elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo will take place in December as planned.

Lesotho happy with SA’s mediation 21 June 2018, 4:17 PM

The Kingdom of Lesotho has expressed its appreciation about South Africa's role in that country.

Eritrea welcomes Ethiopia’s olive branch, raising hopes of breakthrough 21 June 2018, 7:33 AM

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki raised hopes of a breakthrough in one of Africa’s most intractable military stand-offs on Wednesday by describing recent peace overtures from arch-enemy Ethiopia as “positive signals”.

Uganda continues to host large refugee populations 20 June 2018, 6:59 PM

Over the last four years, persistent conflict and unrest in South Sudan has resulted in high levels of displacement.

Attacks drive thousands out of Cabo Delgado villages 20 June 2018, 12:51 PM

Attacks and killing of civilians on the outskirts of Pemba and other towns in the Cabo Delgado province, north of Mozambique, is driving thousands of people out of their villages.

South Sudan leaders expected to meet for peace talks 20 June 2018, 10:32 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the decision by the South Sudanese political leader Riek Machar to resume participation at the peace talks facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Ethiopia’s Ahmed defends his reform decisions 20 June 2018, 8:33 AM

The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, has appeared before the Ethiopian parliament to defend some of the political and economic decisions that he's made during the past two months since assuming power.

Central Africa says Boris Becker’s diplomatic passport is ‘fake’ 20 June 2018, 5:49 AM

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".

End brutal killing spree by armed group in Mozambique: NGO 19 June 2018, 12:28 PM

Amnesty International Southern Africa says the recent attacks and brutal killing of civilians by an extremist group, Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jama in the northern province of Mozambique, Cabo Delgado bordering Tanzania, is a well calculated move.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies 19 June 2018, 7:36 AM

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras.