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The 65-year-old former BDF commander added, “Please ask the incoming President Mokgweetsi Masisi to make sure that I am reinstated as the BDF commander on the 1st of April when he takes over as the President of the country.” He was making the plea to former President Festus Mogae saying he was the one who ...
In 2006, former Botswana president Festus Mogae said: "For our people, every diamond purchase represents food on the table, better living conditions, better healthcare, safe drinking water, more roads to connect our remote communities and much more." Indeed diamonds have transformed the Botswana ...

In dozens of African countries, laws criminalizing same-sex sexual acts are among the more pernicious holdovers from the colonial era. Even as LGBT rights activists have made considerable gains in securing access to health services and combating specific human rights abuses, decriminalization has ...
Later on in his speech, Khama shifted his attention to his predecessor, former President Festus Mogae, reminding him that he was the one who took him from the BDF when he had some years left to work. “Please ask the in coming President Mokgweetsi Masisi to make sure that I am reinstated as the BDF ...
He recalls that former president; Festus Mogae also once brought shoes and a belt to be fixed. “I knew then that I was doing a great job,” he says beaming. While fixing the president's shoe was a great boost for his business, Munguri says he particularly remembers a pair of 35 years old shoes he fixed for ...
The Assembly COMMENDS the AU High Representative for South Sudan, Alpha Oumar Konare, former President of Mali, and the Chair of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission [JMEC], Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana, for their collective efforts towards implementation of the ARCSS.

After leaving the military, Khama served for a decade as vice president to Festus Mogae, replacing him as president when he stepped down in April 2008. Months later he rejected the declaration of Mugabe as the winner of Zimbabwean elections that were marred by violence and intimidation, the only ...
The instance of balancing things is not new to the BDP as even during former president Festus Mogae's tenure, the then Barata Phathi political formation fought for inclusion in both party and government as the dominant faction had purely excluded the marginal one. Their prayers would later be answered ...
President Khama further thanked third President Dr Festus Mogae, who recruited him from the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) in 2007 and made him to join politics though his love and joy still remained with the army. He hailed democrats for the gifts they showered him with and asked them to remain ...
Previous winners are Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007). Nelson Mandela was made the inaugural Honorary Laureate in 2007. The Prize Committee praises Sirleaf's 'exceptional ...
When former president Festus Mogae asked me to join politics, I did not want to because I still loved being a soldier. So I am going to talk to Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi to appoint me as the BDF commander again on April 1).” Talk that Khama was. going to lead the army again after his presidency ...
JMEC chair Festus Mogae convincingly stated in one of his observations that TAL leaders have been effective as mediators and adjudicators in implementing peace and conflict resolution. Speaking during a meeting with Chief Council of South Sudan in Juba in 2017. Mogae said: “…We can all agree that ...
Botswana's Festus Mogae took it in 2008 before Cape Verde's Pedro de Verona Rodrigues Pires in 2011. Namibia's Hifikepunye Pohamba took it in 2014 and the recent recipient and only woman so far is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the former president of Liberia. The awarding committee failed to find a worthy ...
Since its inception in 2006, President Sirleaf is only the fifth recipient of the prize as few leaders have met the criteria. Past winners include Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), President Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), President Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), and President Joaquim Chissano ...
Other leaders awarded the prize are Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007), Nelson Mandela of South Africa (honorary award 2007), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), and Pedro Pires of Cape Verde (2011). “The candidates for the Ibrahim Prize are all former African executive heads of state or ...
After Zimbabwe attained independence in 1980, Botswana was among the first countries to establish strong bilateral relations with the new state and that bond was strengthened under successive Presidents such as the late Sir Ketumile Masire and Mr Festus Mogae. There are many Zimbabweans resident ...
Since its establishment in 2006, the following well deserving African leaders have won the Prize. In 2007 president Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique received the award. In 2008, president Festus Mogae of Botswana won the prize; and in 2011, president Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde picked up the award.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former president of Liberia has been named as the winner of the 2017 Mo Ibrahim Leadership Prize of $5million. She joins Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia (2014), Pedro Pires of Cabo Verde (2011), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008) and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007) ...
They have been in control since the administration of President Festus Mogae, even today”. He said the federation would keep on engaging Masisi if there is need and the BDP labour committee is also engaging them on other issues. “We will not stop engaging government or politicians because we know ...
Sirleaf joins only four African presidents who have been granted the prize namely, Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique (2007), Festus Mogae of Botswana (2008), Pedro Pires of Cape Verde (2011), and Namibia's Hifikepunye Pohamba (2014). Despite her popularity and global recognition, Sirleaf left office ...
Chairman of the independent Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Festus Mogae, condemned South Sudan's leaders for signing a cease-fire agreement one day and allowing its “violation with impunity” the next. “It is now time to revisit the range of practical measures that can be applied in ...
Festus Mogae, a former president of Botswana who leads an international ceasefire monitoring team, on Saturday called for “clear consequences” for those who violate the truce and urged regional trade bloc IGAD not to “maintain a unified approach”. “For the revitalisation process to be successful there ...
African nations mediating South Sudan's peace efforts must not "squander" the opportunity of a renewed push to end the country's war, the head of an international ceasefire monitoring team said Saturday. Festus Mogae, a former president of Botswana who leads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation ...
A UN official has warned that a month-old ceasefire in South Sudan is not holding, as the humanitarian situation in the African country continues to deteriorate. Festus Mogae, who heads the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission on South Sudan, was speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on ...
Festus Mogae, in a statement, also demanded that all the parties must fully respect and comply with the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access. "[The] CTSAMM [Ceasefire Transitional Monitoring Mechanim] has and will continue to report any verified ...
In 1998, when former president, Festus Mogae took office he relied heavily on the late South African political consultant, Professor Lawrence Schlemmer's recommendation to determine his VP and ultimate successor. In fact, it was during the late former president, Sir Ketumile Masire's tenure that ...
The statement Monday from JMEC (Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission) chair Festus Mogae signaled the shakiness of the ceasefire between the government and rebel groups. The truce was meant to bring calm to a country where political and ethnic conflict has displaced some four million ...
Harry Selby, one of the last of Africa's renowned white hunters, who took rich and famous safari clients into the interiors of Kenya, Tanganyika and Botswana for a half-century to shoot game, photograph exotic wildlife and search for elusive adventure in the bush, died on Saturday at his home in Maun, ...
The jury is helmed by His Excellency Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana and winner of the prestigious Mo Ibrahim Foundation Prize for African Leadership. Other members of the prize committee are Ambassador Mona Omar (North Africa), Mr. Kabiru Yusuf (Daily Trust), Ms. Gwen Lister (Southern ...
The award jury of the Daily Trust African of the Year Award has named 34-year-old Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar as African of the Year for 2017. Former President of Botswana and chairperson of the award jury, Festus Mogae said Muqthar was selected for his exemplary works on counter-terrorism which led to ...
Former President, Festus Mogae was a firm proponent of capital punishment and he declared following the infamous execution of South African woman, Marietta Bosch in 2001: 'I'm a retributionist by conviction'. His successor, Ian Khama has also since ignored any calls by activists to abolish the death ...
The JMEC Deputy Chief of staff (Strategy) Amb. Mahen Kundasamy welcomed the delegation on behalf of the JMEC Chairperson, H.E. Festus Mogae. The team, Mr. Akira Sudo, Maj. Kazuaki Uchiumi from Japan's Defense Intelligence Headquarters and Col. Hidemasa Murata, Addis-based Defence ...
He will receive his first wholesome pay in the financial year starting April 1, 2018, right after his vice, Mokgweetsi Masisi, steps into power. The bulk of the budget will go towards remuneration in the office, with P948,960 earmarked for 'basic salary' and nearly P50,000 for different types of allowances.
The Southern African nation has always maintained its position on the death penalty and no death row inmate has ever received any presidential clemency in the country's history. Former president Festus Mogae was a firm proponent of capital punishment and he declared following the infamous execution ...
He said President Khama succeeded third president Mr Festus Mogae in 2008 after serving as Vice President in 1998, adding that the current President had also announced that the leadership would be passed to his deputy, Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi. He noted that the President had announced that he would ...
From right: Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Former Botswana President, Festus G. Mogae; Daily Trust African of the Year 2017, Mr. Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar and UBA Executive Director, Dan Okeke, during the presentation of the winning prize to Mr Muqthar at the Daily Trust's ...
Former President of Botswana, Mr Festus Mogae, has arrived Nigeria for the Daily Trust African of the Year Award ceremony, which holds today at the Shehu Musa Yar' Adua Centre in Abuja. President Mogae is the chairman of the selection committee. The event would be attended by members of the ...
Following pronouncements by former President Festus Mogae, Ntwa e Bolotse was the rallying call and HIV shot to prominence in the public spending priorities. There was really no alternative. HIV was eating away at the country's productive labour force, breaking down family structures, eroding the public ...
Festus Mogae, chairman of the commission overseeing ARCSS implementation, called for the 'revitalization process [to] address the current political realities in South Sudan...and seek ways in which key actors can be identified and engaged or re-engaged'. IGAD eventually embarked on a series of ...
During FMD outbreaks in Botswana, the country losses millions of pula to control the disease and compensate farmers whose livestock are infected. Former president, Festus Mogae has in the past expressed worry about a lot of money that was used to deport illegal immigrants from Botswana to Zimbabwe.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) head, Festus Mogae said government has approved the constitutional amendment bill expected to be endorsed by Parliament next month. "JMEC welcomes this significant progress and I urge the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) ...
The global price slump in commodities in recent years could be a contributing factor to the slowdown, as commodity-dependent governments have smaller budgets, resulting in lower spending on development, Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana, told Devex. Mogae won the 2008 Ibrahim Prize for ...
His Excellency, Festus Mogae, former President of Botswana, was the guest of honour at the Anzisha prize gala hosted by the African Leadership Academy. ... This was the second annual Anzisha prize awards and they were attended by the former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, and global music ...
The Prize Committee of the African of the Year award has shortlisted three finalists from the pool of nominees for the 2017 award. Rising from its meeting yesterday in Dar es Salam, the committee under the chairmanship of former President Festus Mogae of Botswana, picked the three potential winners after ...
Former President Festus Mogae's departure was met with mixed feelings as there was a lot of uncertainty on the incoming President who was ...
Former President Festus Mogae's departure was met with mixed feelings as there was a lot of uncertainty on the incoming President who was only known as a former Commander of Botswana Defence Force and son of the founding President Sir Seretse Khama. He was also alleged to possess ...
The winner will be selected by a seven-member prize committee chaired by Mr Festus Mogae, a former president of Botswana and past winner ...
A. Well there are many incidents, but at the top of my mind I remember one time I was interviewing the former President, Festus Mogae.
Mr. Akoshile said the winner will be selected by a seven-member prize committee chaired by Mr. Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana ...
Other distinguished former African leaders are Festus Mogae of Botswana (1998-2008) and Olusegun Obasanjo, two-time president of Nigeria ...


 

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