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Security Alert: Nation-wide Curfew in Lesotho (May 16 – May 26, 2023)
May 16, 2023

Location: Lesotho

Event: The Chief of Police announced an indefinite curfew will be imposed in Lesotho from 10:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. daily and will be enforced by security personnel throughout the country.  This comes after a period of increased violent attacks, to include an attack by gunmen targeting a prominent media personality on Sunday May 14.  

Actions to Take:  

  • Abide by the curfew. 
  • Monitor local media for updates.
Update: The Chief of Police has announced that the curfew which was imposed on May 16 has been revoked as of May 26.

U.S. Embassy Maseru
254 Kingsway Avenue
Maseru, Lesotho
Phone: +266-2231-2666
Email: USConsularMaseru@state.gov
Website: https://ls.usembassy.gov

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