New Botswana President Hits the Ground Running
Former Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi has taken over from Ian Khama as the new president of Botswana. In his inauguration speech Masisi vowed to tackle unemployment in the country. As the vice president, Masisi took over automatically and is likely to secure a further five-year term in elections in October 2019 when the ruling Botswana Democratic Party is expected to get the majority of votes.
Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. (file photo).
Kenya Presidency, 1 April 2018
President Uhuru Kenyatta has congratulated incoming President Mokgweetsi Masisi following his assumption of office as the President of the Republic of Botswana. Read more »
VOA, 2 April 2018
Botswana's president has drawn attention recently for urging long-time African leaders to loosen their grip on power: first, Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, then Joseph Kabila of the… Read more »
Botswana: Go Well Khama, Welcome Masisi
Botswana Daily News, 28 March 2018
President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama met with members of Cabinet on March 29. He retires after serving his two terms at the helm of the country. This week has been a busy… Read more »
Outgoing President Ian Khama has revealed his plans to continue serving Botswana post-retirement in various areas including patronising arts, football, as well as serving as ... Read more »