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What’s Going on in Lesotho?

Allegations of a military coup in Lesotho after troops attacked government buildings have raised the possibility of a repeat of 1998’s intervention by South Africa in the country’s affairs. The prime minister has fled to South Africa and says it’s a coup. The Lesotho military says it isn’t. The politics are a bit confusing. African Defence Review talks to SADC Wrap’s KRISTEN VAN SCHIE and correspondent DARREN OLIVIER to ask what exactly is happening, and how much is it anything like the past?

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Richard Stupart

Features Editor at African Defence Review
Richard Stupart is a freelance South African photojournalist and contributor to Matador Network, currently working on documentary projects in post-conflict development and the work of grassroots NGOs in Northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa.

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