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Lesotho PM heading home after 'coup'

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Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. Photo - Reuters file
Lesotho's prime minister is set to return home Tuesday after three days in exile in neighbouring South Africa, as regional mediators seek to reinstall him to power after an apparent coup

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