Thabo Thakalekoala
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/ 17 February 2007

Tight contest likely in Lesotho poll

Voters in Lesotho, one of Africa’s poorest and most Aids-ridden countries, started voting on Saturday with the ruling party trying to fend off a fierce challenge from one of its old leading lights. The streets of the capital Maseru were empty apart from the polling stations where voters queued up to cast their ballots.

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/ 3 October 2006

Lesotho unfurls new ‘peace’ flag to mark independence

The tiny Southern African kingdom of Lesotho celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence from Britain on Wednesday by unveiling a new flag to replace a martial one introduced after a 1986 coup. Deputy Prime Minister Lesao Lehohla said the flag — whose unveiling will cap national celebrations — showed ”a nation at peace with itself and at peace with its neighbours”.