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View on Africa: ultimatums and ulterior motives in Lesotho
Date: 10 February 2016
Time: 11h00 - 12h00
Venue: Online via VoiceBoxer

In January, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) double troika on defence and security threatened to suspend Lesotho should it reject its commission of inquiry report into disruptions of peace and stability in the country.

SADC’s deadline for Lesotho to release the Phumaphi report by 1 February has passed.

Will Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili’s government release the report to the public when Parliament opens on 8 February? If so, which version will be released? Which recommendations will Lesotho accept and implement and what is really at stake? 

This week’s View on Africa will be presented by Dimpho Motsamai, a researcher at ISS Pretoria and Tšoeu Petlane, Director of the Transformation Resource Centre in Maseru. They will analyse current developments from both SADC and Lesotho’s points of view.

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