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Lesotho's Deputy Premier Takes Reins After PM Flees 'Coup'

Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing is now running the government after the Prime Minister Thomas Thabane fled the country accusing the army of staging a coup, a minister said on Sunday. Gunfire rang out in the capital, Maseru, on Saturday, according to witnesses, who 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...

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