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Sir Ketumile Masire

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10:10pm on 22 June 2017,” the statement said. The Botsana’s first Vice President after independence in 1966 has been considered as the main architect of what has been one of Africa’s most successful economic transition. He replaced President Seretse Khama in 1980 and served as president for 18 years until voluntarily stepping down in 1998. He was succeeded by Festus Mogae, who had been his vice president. Masire played a leading role in the independence movement and thereafter in the southern Africa countries’ steady financial growth and development. Razia Khan, a well-known commentator on African markets and Africa chief economist at Standard Chartered Bank shared her condolences to the family on Twitter saying: “He may have overseen the most impressive economic transition in Africa, but he was always humble. A true leader. Loved by his people.” Ruling Botswana Democratic Party, which has been in power since Independence, said Thursday night that his leadership example deserved to be celebrated. Masire had been actively involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives, leading efforts to resolve political crises in a number of African countries including Mozambique, DR Congo, Lesotho and Kenya. He was also the chairman of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities investigating the circumstances of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, from 1998 to 2000. He founded the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation in 2007 to promote the social and economic well being of the citizens. Sir Masire was born on July 23, 1925 in a small village Kanye, southwest of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991.


The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with critical condition. A statement by his family and the trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation confirmed the death. “He died peacefully at Bokamoso Private Hospital surrounded by his family at 10:10pm on 22 June 2017,” the statement said. The Botsana’s first Vice President after independence in 1966 has been considered as the main architect of what has been one of Africa’s most successful economic transition. He replaced President Seretse Khama in 1980 and served as president for 18 years until voluntarily stepping down in 1998. He was succeeded by Festus Mogae, who had been his vice president. Masire played a leading role in the independence movement and thereafter in the southern Africa countries’ steady financial growth and development. Razia Khan, a well-known commentator on African markets and Africa chief economist at Standard Chartered Bank shared her condolences to the family on Twitter saying: “He may have overseen the most impressive economic transition in Africa, but he was always humble. A true leader. Loved by his people.” Ruling Botswana Democratic Party, which has been in power since Independence, said Thursday night that his leadership example deserved to be celebrated. Masire had been actively involved in numerous diplomatic initiatives, leading efforts to resolve political crises in a number of African countries including Mozambique, DR Congo, Lesotho and Kenya. He was also the chairman of the International Panel of Eminent Personalities investigating the circumstances of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, from 1998 to 2000. He founded the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation in 2007 to promote the social and economic well being of the citizens. Sir Masire was born on July 23, 1925 in a small village Kanye, southwest of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1991.

The second President of Botswana, Sir Ketumile Masire, has died at the age of 91 after being admitted in hospital since last Friday in Bokamoso with […]

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Kenya-flag

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Three killed in bank gun attack — Police


Three killed in bank gun attack — Police

Police said attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya’s on Friday. Police commander Charles Chacha said that […]

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Abdulrahman Danbazzau

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays


FG declares Monday, Tuesday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Monday, 26th and Tuesday 27th June, 2017 as public holidays to mark Eid-el-Fitr celebration. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman […]

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Kungfu

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Kung fu: Federal Government invites Chinese company, victim


Kung fu: Federal Government invites Chinese company, victim

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has taken over mediation in the case of an alleged assault on a worker of Bedmate Furniture Company, Magboro, […]

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no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Six robbery suspects meet their waterloo in Niger


Six robbery suspects meet their waterloo in Niger

THE Niger State Police command said on Thursday it had arrested six suspected robbers terrorising Gadan Bada along Tegina road in Rafi Local Government Area of […]

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Doctor who sucks patient ....

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Fake doctor sucks patients’ private parts


Fake doctor sucks patients’ private parts

A fake medical doctor who sexually abused patients by sucking their private parts has been arrested by the police in Minna, Niger State. Umaru Usman, aged […]

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Goat

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Father of six caught having sex with goat in Katsina


Father of six caught having sex with goat in Katsina

A 42 year-old father of six, Babangida Garuba, is now in police custody in Katsina for having sex with a goat. Garuba, a Goldsmith at the […]

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2men Beheaded 7yrs old boy

no responses. June 23, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Court remands Lagos pastor for beheading seven-year-old


Court remands Lagos pastor for beheading seven-year-old

A Lagos State Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ebute-Meta has ordered the remand of two men, Adedoyin Oyekanmi, 23; and Erinmole Adetokunbo, 26; for allegedly beheading a […]

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Fashola in Mecca

no responses. June 22, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

[PHOTOS] You left us in darkness to go enjoy light in Mecca –Nigerians tell Fashola


[PHOTOS] You left us in darkness to go enjoy light in Mecca –Nigerians tell Fashola

Nigerians have decried the inability of the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola, to effect regular power supply in the country. The complaints came […]

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Omokore

no responses. June 22, 2017 Fresh FM Publisher

Court refuses to dismiss $1.6bn fraud charges against Omokore, others


Court refuses to dismiss $1.6bn fraud charges against Omokore, others

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday rejected an application seeking an order dismissing the $1.6bn fraud charges instituted against Jide Omokore, an ally of […]

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