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Botswana

Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

Date of Birth: 21 July 1961
Place of Birth: Moshupa


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Masisi and Khama step up the feud

Security agents raided the homes of former President Ian Khama on 23-25 October in search of unlicensed weapons and arrested his ally former spy chief Isaac Kgosi as President Mokgweetsi Masisi goes for the jugular after suffering recent defeats in a long-running feud with his predecessor (AC Vol 62 No 18 Presidents trade more blows)...


Probe into shootings of 'poachers'

The hearings which will see 22 witnesses being called six of them from Namibia could be explosive and potentially force President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob to shift stances...


Presidents trade more blows

It is the latest in three years of confrontations between the ex-president and his hand-picked successor Mokgweetsi Masisi and they are not going well for the incumbent...


A state of royal denial

Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi who chairs the SADC Organ Troika on Politics Defence and Security said a second fact–finding mission will open discussions with politicians and activists demanding reform or abolition of the absolute monarchy...


Insurgents turn up the heat

Nyusi had tried to keep the Cabo Delgado insurgency off the agenda of the security organ of the Southern African Development Community but President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana and Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa were hurriedly covening regional consultations just days after the Palma attacks (AC Vol 62 No 3 Nyusi's loyalty test)...

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Shooting and fishing

Many thought the shoot-to-kill policy had been abandoned after President Mokgweetsi Masisi came to power and permitted licensed elephant hunting to recommence while curtailing the powers of ex-President Ian Khama a fierce defender of the shoot-to-kill policy and the creator of the specialised Anti-Poaching Unit (AC Vol 61 No 4 Wildlife targets)...


Noisy neighbours

Although Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi took the oath of office in November President Ramaphosa has yet to meet him (AC Vol 60 No 22 BDP ends Khama's fightback)...


State takes control

Lawmakers agreed to President Mokgweetsi Masisi's plan to extend a State of Emergency (SoE) from 28 days to 6 months over the coronavirus outbreak despite complaints that the emergency powers are too draconian...


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