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Saturday, May 15, 1999 Published at 22:24 GMT 23:24 UK


World: Africa

Foreign troops leave Lesotho


Reports from Lesotho say the last of the South African and Botswanan troops sent into the country following internal unrest late last year have now been withdrawn.

A convoy of thirty military vehicles carrying at one thousand soldiers have driven out of the capital, Maseru.

They had formed part of a three thousand strong intervention force sent by the southern African regional organisation, SADC, to quell unrest in Lesotho following clashes and an army mutiny.

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