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Ian Khama (Seretse Khama Ian Khama)

Date of Birth: 27/02/1953
Place of Birth: Chertsey, United Kingdom


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BDP ends Khama's fightback

The Botswana Democratic Party won a new five-year mandate by a larger margin than expected on 23 October taking 38 of the 57 seats in parliament one more than in 2014 while the opposition coalition the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) took 15 with only three going to the Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) the party backed by ex-President Ian Khama...


The elite’s big election fight

After 53 years in power the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is facing its toughest challenge in national elections on 23 October with former President Ian Khama and his brother switching their allegiance to back the opposition alliance...

Apart from the usual voter attrition experienced by parties that have been in power for a long time a key factor in the BDP losing the popular vote in 2014 was that the country's governance was seen to be increasingly authoritarian under former President Ian Khama...


New Khama party takes off

Ex-President Ian Khama has given up on pursuing his rivalry with President Mokgweetsi Masisi within the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and founded his own...


Khama's tactical shift

Masisi's targets are loyalists of former President Ian Khama and those who supported Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi's aborted bid for the party presidency (AC Vol 60 No 8 Key round to Masisi)...


Key round to Masisi

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has fended off a dangerous challenge for the leadership of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from former senior cabinet minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi widely seen as a stalking horse for former President Ian Khama...


Stumbles at the falls

The power struggle between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama has taken an extra-territorial twist with the involvement of Zimbabwe's Central Intelligence Organisation...


A party at war

Ex-President Ian Khama's anger at his successor President Mokgweetsi Masisi is so strong that he is backing a rival candidate to remove him from the leadership of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party at its elective congress in July...


Mnangagwa wants his pipeline

Mnangagwa is said to have sought backing for the project from South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa Botswana's former President Ian Khama and his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi...


Khama moves on Masisi

While professing no intention to remove his hand-picked successor ex-President Ian Khama looks set to do just that...


Elephants in an angry room

Former President Ian Khama's supporters are accusing his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi of presiding over the mass slaughter of elephants by ivory hunters in Botswana...

Prince Harry calls Botswana his 'second home' and in January last year he became a patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana alongside Ian Khama's brother Tshekedi the current Minister of Environment Natural Resources and Tourism...

Some in Gaborone see it as part of Ian Khama's campaign to retain influence prevent investigation of his record as president and embarrass Masisi at the wildlife conference (AC Vol 59 No 13 Masisi steps out of Khama's shadow)...

Ian Khama's supporters may hope that the elephant issue will work against Masisi at the London conference...

As president Ian Khama a teetotaler restricted alcohol sales outlets licensing hours and put heavy duties on alcoholic drinks...

Ian Khama is now campaigning against Masisi at public meetings which state media ignore (AC Vol 59 No 17 The worm turns)...

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