Ketumile Masire


Age: 91

former president of Botswana from 1980 to 1998 who led the country for nearly 20 years and presided over the southern African country's economic growth and record of clean governance on a continent frequently buffeted by turmoil, but the diamond trade and wildlife tourism are major sources of revenue for the country of 2 million people, which nevertheless faces poverty, a high HIV/AIDS rate, and other problems.

Cause of Death: Complications from surgery

Born: July 23, 1925

Died: June 22, 2017

Gaborone, Botswana