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Vol 46 No 17

Published 26th August 2005


Botswana

Khama digs in

President-in-Waiting Ian Khama Seretse Khama strengthened his position at July 's national congress of the governing Botswana Democratic Party, of which he is Chairman (AC Vol 46 No 12). One rival faction was led by Foreign Minister Mompati Merafhe and Education Minister Jacob Nkate, the other by BDP ex-Chairman Ponatshego Kedikilwe and its Secretary General, Daniel Kwelagobe, who beat off a challenge for his post from Local Government Minister Margaret Nasha: Vice-President Khama had asked her to stand down and told his allies to back Kwelagobe.

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