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Was it a Coup? Lesotho Unsure Amid Political Crisis

The tiny nation of Lesotho was rocked early Saturday by reports of an attempted coup, with soldiers taking over government facilities and police stations in the capital. From the safety of neighboring South Africa, the nation's prime minister said the action was a coup attempt and he feared for his life. But two days later, no figure has emerged to take power. Whatever happened Saturday in the tiny nation of Lesotho followed the script of a typical African coup d’etat, occurring just...

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