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Encyclopedia > President of Botswana

List of Heads of State of Botswana

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Republic of Botswana
30 September 1966 to 13 July 1980 Sir Seretse Khama, KBE, President BDP Died in office
13 July 1980 to 18 July 1980 Dr Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, acting President BDP  
18 July 1980 to 1991 Dr Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, President Inaugurated 10 October 1989
1991 to 31 March 1998 Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, GCMG, President Re-elected 17 October 1994
1 April 1998 to present Festus Gontebanye Mogae, President BDP  


BDP Botswana Democratic Party conservative, ethnic Bamangwato
BNF Botswana National Front social-democratic
BPP Botswana People’s Party centrist
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  • http://www.rulers.org/rulb1.html#botswana
  • African States and Rulers, John Stewart, McFarland
  • Guinness Book of Kings, Rulers & Statesmen, Clive Carpenter, Guinness Superlatives Ltd
  • Heads of State and Government, 2nd Edition, John V da Graca, MacMillan Press 2000
  • Whitaker's Almanack 1979 to 2004, J. Whitaker and Sons Ltd/A&C Black, London

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Former Botswana president (636 words)
Much of that country's success is owed to Sir Quett Ketumile Joni Masire, former president of Botswana and a central figure in that country's remarkable transformation from British colony to multiparty democracy.
He served throughout that transition as vice president from 1966 to 1980 and president from 1980 to 1998.
Mandela found temporary asylum in Botswana prior to his trial in South Africa in 1964, when he was sentenced to life in prison on charges of sabotage.
Sierra Leone: President: President Kabbah Ends Official Visits To Botswana and Lesotho (997 words)
President Kabbah was later joined by President Festus Gontebanye Mogae at the Government guest house in Gaborone, were both Presidents held fruitful discussions on several issues of mutual benefit especially in the Mining and Tourism sectors.
President Kabbah also visited Orapa and Letlhakane Mines in Orapa where he was welcomed at the airport by senior members of the mines and school children and people of the locality.
President Kabbah recalled an earlier discussion with the President of Botswana when he enquired about how they have been so successful in managing their diamond deposits, and his response was that Botswana has Kimberlite mining, which is easier to police than the alluvial mining in Sierra Leone.
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