Lesotho. According to
countryaah, Lesotho celebrated on October 4 the 50th
anniversary of its independence. The party mood was clouded
a month later by a bitter factional battle within Prime
Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's party, the Democratic Congress
(DC). A group wanted to jump off the fragile coalition that
has ruled since 2015 and collaborate with former Prime
Minister Tom Thabanes Allbasothian Convention (ABC). A
threatening vote of confidence was averted when the
President ended the parliamentary year earlier than usual.
Pope Francis appointed the country's first cardinal in
October. But 87-year-old Koto Sabastian Khoarai, because of
his age, is not allowed to be part of the Cardinal College,
which is conducting an election.