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Botswana

Festus Gontebanye Mogae

Date of Birth: 21/08/1939
Place of Birth: Serowe, Botswana


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Khama's expected triumph

It was the party's first victory under the leadership of 56-year-old Khama ­ son of the founding President, Sir Seretse Khama ­ since he took over from Festus Mogae in April last year...


Open sesame

So were leaders who included Botswanan ex-President Festus Mogae, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and Mozambican ex-President Joaquim Chissano...


New man, new discipline

When some opposition figures - and BDP backbenchers - said they were worried about its powers, Khama convinced his predecessor, Festus Mogae, that they wanted to derail the whole DSIS scheme, which Khama argued was essential for national security in a changed regional and global environment...


The sick man of the south

Perhaps chief among the Mugabe sceptics in the region is Botswana's President Festus Mogae, whose country receives its own influx of desperate Zimbabwean migrants...


Inscrutable Khama

Even outgoing President Festus Mogae, who appointed Khama as his deputy five years ago, says he knows little about his successor's leadership style...

Unlike his two predecessors, Festus Mogae and Sir Quett Ketumile Masire, who were finance ministers, Khama has little government experience...


Political hurdles ahead

BOTSWANA: When Vice-President Ian Khama Seretse Khama takes over from President Festus Mogae early in 2008 (possibly April), quieter times will come for the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)...


Succession sagas

      San victory Botswana’s President Festus Mogae’s authority was diminished by last month’s historic High Court ruling in Gaborone which granted the San (Bushman) the right to return to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, from which they were evicted at Mogae’s instigation in 2002...


Smiling all the way

Smiles wreathed the faces of President Festus Mogae and the De Beers' Chairman, Nicky Oppenheimer, as they confirmed the De Beers-Botswana diamond partnership for the next quarter of a century...


Trials and tribulations

BOTSWANA: President Festus Mogae cannot curb factionalism within the governing Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) though the opposition parties have at last agreed to run single by-election candidates; a formal opposition unity pact is expected in time for the next general elections in 2009...


Khama digs in

President Festus Mogae then tried to mend fences by including Kedikilwe and leading K-K member Paul Paledi among the five presidential nominees to the party's Central Committee, which the Merafhe-Nkate faction controls...


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