Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is under renewed pressure to resign after appearing in court over the alleged murder of his estranged wife, Lipolelo Thabane.
Members of his party and the opposition want Thabane to step down before his planned retirement in July.
They say his departure will end the political instability that has crippled Lesotho as it struggles with widespread poverty and unemployment.
Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from the capital, Maseru.
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In This Story: Lesotho
Lesotho was previously the British Crown Colony of Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. It is now a fully sovereign state and is a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the African Union, and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).