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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
Freelance photojournalist, researcher, writer and videographer with an academic/research interest in the intersection of narratives of Africa and development assistance. Completed an MA analysing the understandings present in coverage of the 2011/12 Somalia famine. Currently researching the influence of state violence on legitimacy in South Africa.

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