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Lesotho: What's behind the political unrest?

The former British protectorate of Lesotho, a tiny kingdom surrounded by South Africa, has had a turbulent period since independence.

Several political parties, army factions and the royal family have competed for power against a backdrop of military coups and mutinies.

In the wake of February's indecisive election a fresh wave of political unrest has swept the country.

But what is happening and what are surrounding countries doing about it?

Video journalist: Christian Parkinson

  • 07 Jul 2015
  • From the section Africa
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