Lesotho Prime Minister alleges army coup attempt, seeks help from South Africa

August 31, 2014 8:11 AM

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Lesotho Prime Minister alleges army coup attempt, seeks help from South Africa

(CNN) -- An attempted military coup took place in the remote and mountainous nation of Lesotho on Saturday, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane said in an interview aired by South African broadcaster eNCA.

"In my political life, it was not the first time that I saw this kind of activity by the Lesotho army," Thabane said. A lot of effort has been made to reform the military and to "make it a normal army that is subject to the civilian authority," he said.

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