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Former Botswana leader Masire to be laid to rest Thursday.

Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire will be buried on Thursday at his home Kanye village home, local media confirmed. A memorial service for the fallen leader was scheduled to take place in Gaborone on Wednesday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

News24.com | Botswana's ex-leader Masire 'was a workaholic obsessed with farming'.

Former Botswana leader Sir Ketumile Masire "was a workaholic whose obsession was farming and food production", ex-president Festus Mogae has reportedly said.

- News24.com - ZA

Debswana to extend Jwaneng diamond mine life beyond 2024.

Botswana's Debswana Diamond Mining, a joint venture between De Beers and the southern Africa country's government, plans to extend the lifespan of its Jwaneng mine beyond 2024, a mines minister said. The project, known as Cut 9, follows a $3-billion expansion of Botswana's richest diamond mine in 2010 to uncover ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

News24.com | Several African dignitaries in Botswana for Masire's send-off.

Several African dignitaries are in Botswana for the memorial and funeral service of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who died in hospital last week at the age of 91, a report says.

- News24.com - ZA

Tsodilo completes pilot hole drilling programme at BK16.

Diamond explorer Tsodilo Resources has completed a pilot hole drill programme at its BK16 kimberlite project, in the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana. The purpose of the programme was to drill pilot holes on the sites that have been earmarked for the large diameter drill programme.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Ketumile Masire, Botswana president known as model leader of model African nation, dies at 91.

He helped solidify his country's standing as one of the most richly thriving nations on the continent.

- Washington Post - US

Botswana mourns former president Ketumile Masire.

Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire, the southern African country's second post-independence leader and who led efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, has died aged 91, an aide said on Friday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Ketumile Masire, Former Botswana President, Dies at Age 91.

Botswana on Friday announced three days of mourning after the death of 91-year-old Ketumile Masire, a former president who led the country for nearly two decades. Masire died "peacefully" and surrounded by family members at a hospital in Gaborone, the capital, on Thursday night, Masire's family said in a statement. He had ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mbeki, Botswana, DRC.

Former president Thabo Mbeki has been lauded for urging South Africans not to interfere in Zimbabwean affairs, and former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died.

- News24.com - ZA

Botswana ex-president turned peacemaker Masire dies at 91.

In recent years, he was heavily involved in efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, which descended into violence in 2013, pitting Renamo rebels against the government

- Daily Monitor - UG

Botswana's former president Ketumile Masire dies.

Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire, the southern African country's second post-independence leader and who led efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, has died aged 91, an aide said on Friday.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire dies aged 91

Sir Ketumile Masire led the country for 18 years and is seen as the architect of its stability.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Masire 'was instrumental in fight against apartheid in SA'

South Africa's High Commission to Botswana, Mdu Lembede, has reportedly said that the late Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire was instrumental in the fight against apartheid in South Africa.

- News24.com - ZA

Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire dies

Botswana's former leader Ketumile Masire has died. He played a key role in spearheading the country's economic growth and brokering a peace deal in Mozambique between the opposition party Renamo and the government.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Botswana's former president Ketumile Masire dies

GABORONE, Botswana, June 23 - Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire, the southern African country's second post-independence leader and who led efforts to bring peace to Mozambique, has died aged 91, an aide said on Friday. Masire had been heavily involved in efforts to end violence between Mozambique's government ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness.

- FOX News - US

Ketumile Masire, former Botswana president, dies at age 91

JOHANNESBURG — Authorities in Botswana say former president Ketumile Masire has died at the age of 91 after an illness.

- Billings Gazette - US

News24.com | He was 'one of the best African leaders'… Twitter reacts to Masire's death

Social media users have taken to Twitter to honour Botswana's former president Sir Ketumile Masire following his death. He was 91.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Former Botswana president Masire dies at 91

Former Botswana president Sir Ketumile Masire has died after he was hospitalised last weekend in a critical condition. He was 91.

- News24.com - ZA

China Aims For Market Share In African Refining Sector

On 22 March 2017, Sinopec agreed a deal to buy out Chevron's downstream businesses in South Africa and Botswana, in China's first major investment into the downstream oil industry in Africa. Although China already has an extensive footprint in Africa, the majority of these operations have been confined to the upstream ...

- OilPrice.com - US

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