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Lesotho's Coup Attempt Blamed on Instability

The prime minister of Lesotho has fled to South Africa to escape what he said was a coup attempt in the tiny southern African kingdom. Gunfire rang out in the capital, Maseru, on Saturday, according to witnesses. They said soldiers patrolled the streets, occupied government buildings and surrounded Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's official residence. Thabane left with his family for neighboring South Africa after receiving intelligence that he was the target of a military...

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