Very brave or very foolish?: memoirs of an African democrat

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Macmillan Botswana, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 358 pages
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Quett Ketumile Joni Masire was born in Kanye in 1925 and later became one of the founding fathers of independent Botswana.& Long admired for his innovative farming methods, Sir Ketumile formed the Botswana Democratic Party in 1962 and was one of the key architects of Botswana's political and economic development.& He then served as Vice President of Botswana from 1966-1980 and then became President in 1980 upon the death of Sir Seretse Khama.& He lead his party to three successive election victories in 1984, 1989 and 1994, retiring in 1988.& The years under Masire realized stellar income per capita growth rates, extensive decline in corruption, and important changes in the election processes.& Since retiring from the Presidency, Masire was knighted in 1991 and has continued to be an influential presence in African affairs.& &

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Sir Ketumile Masire is the former president of Botswana.

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