Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Kofi Annan Road in the Thetsane Industrial area and Moshoeshoe Event: Due to unresolved wage disputes, workers who were due to report to work this morning have instead lined the streets leading through to the Thetsane factories.  There have been reports of resumed protesting in the Thetsane Industrial region.  There have been reports of shots ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Moshoeshoe Road, Cathedral Circle, Main South 1, and Thetsane Industrial area Event:  Due to additional reports of protests and unpredictable movement, US Embassy Maseru has decided to go to reduced staff and has permitted liberal leave for Embassy employees.  In light of reports that additional protestors plan to re-assert their grievances to the high ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Moshoeshoe Road, Cathedral Circle, and Thetsane Industrial area Event:  Protests escalating in what started in the Thetsane Industrial area last night where Police and military were present in the area.   Shots were fired in this area.   Protests have restarted and another group has gathered by the Polytechnic Institute heading south to Sefika Shopping Center. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Kofi Anan at the Thetsane Industrial Area (near the portion of Kofi Anan Road before the circle at the Puma garage) Event:  Security Unlimited has reported that workers’ union protests from last week have been reignited due to remaining unsettled disputes. There have been confirmed reports of stones being thrown into the road by ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Koffi Annan at the Thetsane Industrial Circle (closest to Econet Telecom and Thetsane Police Station) and Maputsoe (closest to the industrial factory area) Event:  According to police reports, a worker’s union strike has turned into a protest, currently taking place in Maseru.  The worker’s union is composed of security guards, factory and general services ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Ladybrand, South Africa. Event:  A planned protest in Ladybrand is scheduled for May 24, 2018.  Although, the exact location and timing is not known at this time, this protest has the potential of becoming violent based on previous experiences with similar protests in the past. An official notice has been sent to Ladybrand residents ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location:  Rustenburg, Swartuggens, and Zeerust in North West Province Event:  The U.S. Embassy would like to inform U.S. citizens of ongoing protest activity in North West Province, specifically near the towns of Zeerust, Swartruggens and Rustenburg along the N4 highway.  Roads in the area have been blocked with stones and burning tires.  Residents in these ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho

Location: Maseru Bridge Border Crossing and Sesoto National Stadium Event: The Embassy has received information from the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) and from local media reports stating that Maseru Bridge Border crossing will be closed on Monday April 2 due to protest by Lesotho taxi companies. There are reports that South African border officials ...
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Messages for U.S. Citizens From U.S. Mission South Africa

The U.S. Mission informs U.S. citizens in South Africa that the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) announced plans to embark upon a national strike on September 27, 2017 over State Capture and corruption. Planned deployments are outlined below. U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local media prior to travel, avoid any reported conflict ...
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