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President of Botswana

Ian KhamaIan Khama

Date of Birth: 27 February 1953
Birth Place: Chertsey, United Kingdom
Political Party: Botswana Democratic Party
Arrival in Power: 1 April 2008
Religion: NA
Profession: Military


Ian Khama was born in Chertsey, United Kingdom, in 1953. Ian Khama is the current President of Botswana. His education includes a stint at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he was trained as a military officer. He served as the Commander of the Botswana Defence Force, but resigned in 1997 to join politics.

Ian Khama was later named vice-president of Botswana and was able to take his post following a by-election in 1998. He later held several other high profile posts. In 2003 he elected as the chairman for his political party the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). In 2008, when President Mogae stepped down, he took over his post as president. In 2009 he led his party to victory in the 2009 general elections.

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Updated on: December 3, 2011