Botswana was Kevin Rudd's mystery backer for UN secretary general – report

Southern African republic said to be the nation that offered to sponsor former Australian prime minister’s bid for the biggest job in international diplomacy

Botswana has emerged as the country that offered to sponsor Kevin Rudd’s bid for the top job at the UN, according to a report.

The southern African country’s president, Ian Khama, called Malcolm Turnbull at the Lodge on 13 August to test the waters, News Corp Australia reported on Sunday.

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