Botswana quietly got a new president over the weekend

Not all elections in Africa turn into a political crisis where presidents that have served more than the legal number of term limits refuse to step down. The media may paint the political landscape of Africa to look this way, but it’s not really the case. Just look at Botswana where the former president Ian Khama stepped down as his term ended on March 31. The very next day, without incident, the new president Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn in. The smooth transition means the president gets to work immediately.

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Botswana quietly got a new president over the weekend

Not all elections in Africa turn into a political crisis where presidents that have served more than the legal number of term limits refuse to step down. The media may paint the political landscape of Africa to look this way, but it’s not really the case. Just look at Botswana where the former president Ian Khama stepped down as his term ended on March 31. The very next day, without incident, the new president Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn in. The smooth transition means the president gets to work immediately.

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