Masisi forced to court Ramaphosa after Tshisekedi fails to back Botswanan candidate for top SADC post

President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi.
President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi. © REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham/File Photo
Having hoped to persuade the Congolese president to back Botswana's candidate for SADC secretary-general, Masisi has returned from Kinshasa empty-handed. Now that he has done the rounds of most of the key influencers in this election, the Botswanan president has no choice but to pay a visit to his South African counterpart, with whom he does not have the best of relationships. [...] (308 words)
Issue dated 19/03/2021 Reading time 2 minutes
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