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Sir Ketumile Joni Masire
Sir Ketumile Joni Masire

Botswana

Ketumile Masire was the second President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998. He serves as a board member of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.


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Professional Areas:
Government
Position:
President
Working primarily in:
Botswana

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Masire worked as teacher and headmaster of the Seepapitso Secondary School from 1949 to 1955. In 1962 he was the co-founder of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). In 1965, party leader Seretse Khama was elected prime minister of Botswana. After the independence of Botswana in 1966, he became Vice President of Botswana.

After President Seretse Khama died on 13 July 1980, Quett Masire was elected President of Botswana (18 July). He was given an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991. In 1998 he stepped down and was replaced by the then Vice-President of Botswana, Festus Mogae, who became the third President of Botswana.

Since his retirement as president he has been active in diplomacy, acting as a mediator in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In June 2007, he was appointed by the Southern African Development Community to mediate in a political dispute in Lesotho.

He has written a book, "Very Brave or Very Foolish: Memoirs of an African Diplomat". Discussing Zimbabwe, he speaks of the "persecution of many Africans and the destruction of the capacity of the economy to function".

In October 2005, Masire gave a lecture entitled "Perspective into Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Contemporary Peacebuilding Efforts" at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Distinguished Lecture Series.

Masire is a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation, an organization which works to promote good governance around the world.



Biographical Information
Sir Ketumile Joni Masire
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Date of Birth: Jul/23/1925
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Botswana

Masire was born July 23, 1925 in Kanye, Botswana.He was the second President of Botswana for the Botswana Democratic Party from 1980 to 1998.

Since his retirement as president he has been active in diplomacy, acting as a mediator in the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In June 2007, he was appointed by the Southern African Development Community to mediate in a political dispute in Lesotho.

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Author: Matthias
Mon Oct 4 13:49:52 2010

After having reviewed the criteria of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, and the kind of "institutions" used for providing the data (the London Economist, Bertelsmann, World Bank, IMF, etc.), I can say that this index shows nothing else than how good a nation is in bending over for the British Empire.

If a country is good at handing over power to its rapists, it gets higher grades. If a country opts for national sovereignty, like e.g. Sudan and Zimbabwe has done, it gets a lower score on the list of who's-the-best-at-bending-over.

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