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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The prime minister of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho has fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life is in danger. Thomas Thabane said he would return from South Africa "as soon as I know I am not going to get killed." He told the BBC Newshour program, "I have been removed from control not by the people but by the armed forces, and that is illegal." The publisher of the Lesotho Times newspaper, Basildon Peta, agreed that a coup is underway. "To all intents and purposes it is a military coup with the aim of ousting the prime minister. There can be no other reason of soldiers behaving the way they have been behaving other than to seize power," he said. "So far we have no reports of killings. It would be correct to call it a bloodless coup attempt. But I am not going to stick around."

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Am I the only person that never heard of Lesotho?

The Kingdom of Lesotho, is a landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km2 (11,583 sq mi) in size and has a population slightly over two million.[1] Its capital and largest city is Maseru. Lesotho is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The name Lesotho translates roughly into the land of the people who speak Sotho.[5] About 40% of the population lives below the international poverty line of US $1.25 a day.

#1 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-31 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like a reservation.What,no comments from the king?Guess it's not a kingdom.

#2 | Posted by bruceaz at 2014-08-31 09:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's in-dept,multi- million dollar++ tax payer funded investigation of Barack HUSSEIN Obama's forged and phony birth certificate included many links to Lesotho. Including a document written in Sesotho the language of Lesotho, that many Arizona Tea Party rubes claim is Obama's real birth certificate even though it is dated 1947.. 67 years ago..LOL
Sammy in Arizona,

#3 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-08-31 10:39 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I've never heard of it either. But the PM either ticked off Obama's brother or he's hoarding oil. Whenever there's a coup in the world, the US is involved.

#4 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-31 11:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

That former leader will be hiding in Europe, living VERY well, until some disgruntled former constituent (subject?) finds him, and puts a cap or two in his head. Hilarity will ensue.

#5 | Posted by john47 at 2014-09-01 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

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