Today News Africa is a US-based international news organization focused on US-Africa policy and breaking news. Our goal is to provide truthful and exclusive stories to a diverse audience across North America and the African Continent. Subscribe to our news page at https://todaynewsafrica.com/ and Follow us on Twitter @todaynewsafrica
The president of Botswana, Ian Khama, a retired army general, stepped down on Saturday after a decade in power and handed power over to his deputy, Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Why it matters: According to Reuters, the new president becomes only the third leader to take charge of the southern African nation outside the Khama political dynasty that has dominated national politics since independence from Britain in 1966.
“Masisi, 55, inherits a country that has for decades been heralded as a beacon of African democracy and sound economic management but faces a huge task of reducing the country’s dependence on diamonds,” the news agency said.
[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]