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Name: Lekoa, Lapologang Caesar
Current Position: Ambassador
Lapologang Caesar Lekoa has been Botswana’s Ambassador to the United States since December 2002, and also serves as ambassador to Canada, Brazil, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. Born on February 17, 1954, in Pilikwe, Botswana (then Bechuanaland), Lekoa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Administration at the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland in 1977. That same year, Lekoa joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After a series of junior positions, he served as first secretary to the Botswana High Commission in London from 1985 to 1987, and then as Counselor and Head of Chancery at the Botswana Embassy and Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium, from 1987 to 1991. Returning home in 1992, he was named Director of International Relations at the Department of Foreign Affairs, a post he held through 1995. From 1996 to 2002, Lekoa served as High Commissioner of Botswana to Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. In addition to English and Tswana, he speaks French. 
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