Botswana – New President May Struggle to Unite BDP

The imminent transfer of the presidency from Ian Khama to his vice president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, will provide the latter with 18 months to settle into the top job before leading the incumbent BDP into the next general election campaign in October 2019. However, he will inherit a financial scandal Read Entire Entry

Tunisia – Timid Approach to Reform

In early September, Prime Minister Yousef Chahed carried out a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle that included the replacement of 13 ministers, including the heads of the ministries of Finance, Defense, and Interior. The move followed weeks of wrangling between the two main governing parties, Nidaa Tounes Read Entire Entry