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Lesotho PM Thabane says 'I will go back'

Lesotho's prime minister, speaking from South Africa, has said he is visiting his daughter there and is not a "refugee".

In an earlier interview with the BBC the prime minister of the southern African kingdom said he fled to South Africa, alleging a coup by the army and saying his life was in danger.

Reports from Lesotho say the capital, Maseru, is now calm after soldiers seized key buildings.

Lesotho has seen a series of military coups since independence in 1966.

  • 30 Aug 2014
  • From the section Africa
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