Gunfire heard in Lesotho, diplomats report apparent coup attempt




 
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August 30th, 2014  
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Military units in Lesotho surrounded government and police buildings and gunfire was heard in the small mountainous southern African kingdom on Saturday, in what diplomats said appeared to be an attempted coup. South African radio stations also reported that private radio stations were off the air in the nation, which is surrounded by South Africa. Political tensions have been running high in Lesotho since June when Prime Minister Thomas Thabane suspended the country's parliament to avoid a no-confidence vote amid feuding in the two-year-old coalition government. Neighboring South Africa and the regional Southern African Development Community of which Lesotho is a member have warned the political rivals in the country that any unconstitutional change of government would not be tolerated.

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