Ian Khama

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Ian Khama
Ian Khama (2014) (cropped).jpg
4th President of Botswana
Assumed office
1 April 2008
Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi
Ponatshego Kedikilwe
Mompati Merafhe
Preceded by Festus Mogae
5th Vice President of Botswana
In office
13 July 1998 – 1 April 2008
President Festus Mogae
Preceded by Festus Mogae
Succeeded by Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe
Personal details
Born Ian Seretse Khama
(1953-02-27) 27 February 1953 (age 65)
Chertsey, England, UK
Political party Botswana Democratic Party
Parents Seretse Khama (father)
Ruth Williams (mother)
Alma mater Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Military service
Allegiance  Botswana
Years of service 1977–1998
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands Botswana Defence Force

Seretse Khama Ian Khama[1] (or Ian a Serêtsê; born 27 February 1953)[2] is the President of Botswana. Khama was Vice President of Botswana before he became President. He was also a pilot in his younger years. Khama's began his term as President in 2008. His predecessor was Festus Mogae. His father, Seretse Khama, was the first President of Botswana.

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