Lesotho PM: Army Staged Coup Against Me

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:   Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho, addresses the 68th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on September 26, 2013 in New York City. Over 120 prime ministers, presidents and monarchs are gathering this week for the annual meeting at the temporary General Assembly Hall at the U.N. headquarters while the General Assembly Building is closed for renovations.  (Photo by Stan Honda-Pool/Getty Images)

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    The prime minister of Lesotho, Thomas Thabane, has fled to South Africa after what he says amounted to a military coup against him. The military denies any attempt to oust him and says its soldiers have returned to their barracks.”It’s a military coup because it is led by the military,” Thabane told a South African news network. “And the military are outside the instructions of the commander in chief, who is myself.” Thabane said he is meeting with South African leaders on Saturdray to discuss the crisis in Lesotho. Witnesses in Lesotho reported seeing armed soldiers surrounding the State House and occupying the police force’s main headquarters, which is loyal to Thabane.

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