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.
New President Vows to Tackle Unemployment
East African, 1 April 2018
Botswana's new president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, used his inauguration speech on Sunday to vow to tackle youth unemployment in one of Africa's most stable countries. Read more »
Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. (file photo).
President Kenyatta Congratulates Incoming President Masisi of Botswana
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 »
Botswana President Leaves Office on Time, But With Mixed Reviews
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 »
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 »
President Ian Khama is winding up official duty as he ends his 10-year tenure on March 31, having taken office on April 1, 2008. Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi will be sworn in ... 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 »
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