Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Botswana president steps down

News24: "Gaborone - Botswana's president steps down, handing over power in the kind of smooth transition for which the southern African country is known - one that contrasts sharply with the political turmoil in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
On a continent, where leaders were all too often accused of holding on long past their mandate, Festus Mogae, 69, was stepping down even before the end of his second term - the last he was allowed under the constitution."