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Botswana

Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi

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


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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

Although President Mokgweetsi Masisi underwent a lengthy grooming process Khama now says he prematurely handed over power...


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...

It looks more than accidental that the story about Mike Chase's claims of mass slaughter of elephants in Botswana broke while President Mokgweetsi Masisi was in China for the Forum on China Africa Cooperation in early September...

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Says no to computer

Ending weeks of controversy President Mokgweetsi Masisi announced that the government was rowing back on a scheme to introduce electronic voting machines in next year's general election...


The worm turns

After sidelining many party stalwarts and making a unilateral decision to anoint Mokgweetsi Masisi as the new President of Botswana Ian Khama is now ruing his choice...


Masisi steps out of Khama's shadow

As if determined to disavow Ian Khama's description of him as a 'bootlicker' new President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been breaking with the past pushing more pro-business policies cracking down on former officials accused of corruption and appointing a new economic team since taking office on 1 April...


A well-scripted succession

The current Vice-President Mokgweetsi Masisi replaces him in April...

Rivals with a cause Mokgweetsi Masisi (BDP)Vice-President Masisi is expected to have a smooth accession to the presidency in April and will probably retain the post if the Botswana Democratic Party wins the October 2019 election...


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