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Tributes pour in for Botswana’s Sir Ketumile Masire

Politicians from at home and abroad led the tributes as Botswana mourned the passing of former President Sir Ketumile Masire. “He had the charisma, people would come and follow his rallies. This man had the gift of the gab,”  said former Speaker of the National Assembly Margaret Nasha. That charisma, combined …

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Botswana ex-president turned peacemaker Masire dies

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Sir Ketumile Masire, Botswana’s second post-independence leader who is largely credited with being the architect of the country’s famed stability, has died, an aide said Friday. He was 91. One of Africa’s most respected elder statesmen, he was known for leading regional peace efforts in …

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Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Sir Ketumile Masire  ?? Born: July 23, 1925, Kanye, Botswana ?? Died: June 22, 2017 Sir Ketumile Masire, who was Botswana’s second President, has died aged 91. He had been hospitalised in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Bokomoso Hospital since June 18. The Board of Trustees of the Sir …

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Strong 6.5-magnitude quake strikes Botswana

Washington, United States | AFP | A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck the southern African nation of Botswana on Monday, US seismologists said. The epicenter of the quake, which hit at 7:40 pm (1740 GMT), was located 238 kilometers (about 150 miles) northwest of the capital Gaborone, the …

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Headache for Micho as Zimbabwe mauls Uganda Cranes

Friendly result TUESDAY: Zimbabwe 2 Uganda 0 Nations Cup fixture SATURDAY: Botswana vs Uganda (live on SuperSport 5pm) Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was left with a headache that he must sort in three days ahead of  his team’s 2017 AFCON qualifier against Botswana. Micho must ensure Cranes …

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