SWAT team members leave Virginia Tech after police searched for an armed man suspected of killing a Virginia Tech police officer making a routine traffic stop on campus in Blacksburg, Va., on Dec. 8. A gunman killed a police officer in a Virginia Tech parking lot and was found dead nearby of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a baffling attack that shook up the campus nearly five years after it was the scene of the deadliest shooting rampage in modern US history. Don Petersen/AP
Police officials examine the body of a police officer shot to death in a parking lot on the campus of Virginia Tech on Dec. 8. Don Petersen/AP
Students look on as police investigate the shooting death of a Virginia Tech police officer in a parking lot on the school's campus on Dec. 8. Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times/AP
In this image taken on a cell phone, authorities gather outside Torgersen Hall on the Virginia Tech campus on Dec. 8. Jeff Sturgeon/The Roanoke Times/AP
Police officers block a road on the Virginia Tech campus on Dec. 8. Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times/AP
This photo released by Virginia Tech shows police officer Deriek Crouse, who was shot and killed on Dec. 8 during a routine traffic stop on campus. Mr. Crouse, an Army veteran and married father of five, joined the campus police force about six months after the 2007 massacre, the school said. He previously worked at a jail and a sheriff's department. Virginia Tech/AP
Students return to activities at Norris Hall, the site of the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings, after school officials declared the campus safe after two shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech on Dec. 8. Steve Helber/AP
A sign placed by a student rests on the memorial for the 2007 shootings during a vigil on the campus of Virginia Tech after two shootings on Dec. 8. Steve Helber/AP
From (l.), Virginia State Police Sgt. Robert Carpenteri, Virginia Tech Police Officer Major Gene Deisinger, and Tech President Charles Steger hold a news conference on Dec. 8. Don Petersen/AP
Virginia Tech freshmen, from (l.), Kasey Kraft, Massie Cashion, Victoria Urbach, and Emili Vaughan participate in an impromptu candlelight vigil in front of the 4/16 memorial on the campus of Virginia Tech after two shootings on the campus on Dec. 8. Steve Helber/AP
Virginia Tech police Chief Wendell Flinchum (l.) speaks during a news conference as Virginia Tech Associate Vice President for University Relations Larry Hinker listens on campus at Virginia Tech on Dec. 9. Steve Helber/AP
Just two years ago Lesotho was referred to as a democratic success story in Africa. But its attempted coup presents a test for the Southern African Development Community, committed to peace in the region.
ByMichael J. Jordan, Correspondent
Two years ago, this tiny nation high in the mountains of southern Africa earned acclaim for passing the latest test of African democracy: It pulled off the region’s first peaceful handover of power. Lesotho then went one step further, forming what some call the first and only coalition government in all of Africa.