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    Ambassador Miller with our 26 Mandela Washington Fellows. Congratulations, all!

  • Ditshwanelo Festival 2016

    The DITSHWANELO film festival is just one example of the organization’s dedication to raising awareness of the human rights of marginalized populations and creating constructive forums to debate and discuss these important issues.

  • Commemoration of World TB Day 2016

    “On World TB Day, we recognize the tremendous lifesaving progress made by Botswana and the United States in the battle against TB. But, as in our battle against HIV, we have much more to do." Click picture to see full remarks.

  • Ambassador Miller Supports #Africa4Her.

    Ambassador Miller supports #Africa4Her, an initiative to spur awareness and positive action around women’s issues.

  • AFCP Director Visit

    Ambassador Miller discusses cultural heritage projects with Deputy Permanent Secretary Felix Monggae. See Full Remarks

  • Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Ambassador Miller, and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) at a press conference in Gaborone discussing U.S./Botswana cooperation combating wildlife trafficking.

    Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Ambassador Miller, and Senator Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) at a press conference in Gaborone discussing U.S./Botswana cooperation combating wildlife trafficking.

  • The recent visit of a U.S. Congressional delegation was an opportunity to strengthen our bilateral relationship on issues related to wildlife trafficking and conservation.

    The recent visit of a U.S. Congressional delegation was an opportunity to strengthen our bilateral relationship on issues related to wildlife trafficking and conservation.

  • From left: Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang, Deputy Permanent Secretary (DPS) of the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife, and Tourism Felix Monggae, and Ambassador Miller. (State Dept.)

    Working together to combat wildlife trafficking: Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang, Deputy Permanent Secretary Felix Monggae, and Ambassador Miller, Sedudu Island, Chobe River.

  • Two men walking. (State Dept.)

    During their historic trip to Chobe District February 1-3, Ambassador Miller and Ambassador Zheng visited a solar-powered borehole providing water for wildlife.

  • 2016 Golden Jubilee independence celebration

    The United States congratulates Botswana on its 2016 Golden Jubilee independence celebration. Pula!

  • A Call to Action Against Gender-based Violence

    "Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive violations of human rights in the world". - Ambassador Miller

  • White House National Day Message for Botswana (State Dept.)

    “There is nowhere I would rather serve. I lead the United States Mission in one of Africa’s great democratic and development success stories.” Ambassador Miller

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    Remarks by Ambassador Miller: Communication 101 for Government Officials

    The United States values freedom of the press as an essential component of democratic governance. Democratic societies are not infallible, but they are accountable, and the exchange of ideas is the foundation for accountable governance.  

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    Remarks by Ambassador Earl R. Miller: Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

    In 2010, President Barack Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative – known as “YALI” – to support young Africans as they cultivate a prosperous and secure Africa.  

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    Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Panel Discussion

    May 4, 2016 | It is a pleasure to be at the University of Botswana today. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to discuss U.S. foreign policy and our bilateral relations with Botswana. 

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    World Press Freedom Day Commemoration 2016

    May 3, 2016 | The United States values freedom of the press as an essential component of democratic governance. Democratic societies are not infallible, but they are accountable, and the exchange of ideas is the foundation for accountable governance. 

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    AGOA Workshop Opening Session

    April 19, 2016 | AGOA is the cornerstone trade initiative with sub-Saharan Africa. It is an important symbol of the United States’ larger partnership with sub-Saharan Africa and of our commitment to supporting the region’s long-term economic growth. Through the program’s eligibility criteria, AGOA has helped encourage the governance and economic reforms needed to support economic growth and facilitate investment. 

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    Ditshwanelo Human Rights Film Festival 2016

    April 6, 2016 | The film we are screening tonight, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, is courtesy of the American Films Showcase (AFS), a partnership between the U.S. State Department and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. 

  • New Directions in Global Health Seminar
    New Directions in Global Health Seminar

    April 5, 2016 | Once again, Botswana stands out as a laudable example for other countries to follow – just as it did back in the early days of the AIDS epidemic when this country was one of the first to extend treatment to the entire country.  

  • EducationUSA College Fair 2016
    EducationUSA College Fair 2016

    March 31, 2016 | An education at one of the more than 4,000 universities and colleges in the United States is an excellent way to access new opportunities. Young entrepreneurs can learn business management skills, aspiring farmers can learn the best techniques to grow crops in arid environments, and doctors can learn how best to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

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    Africa: U.S. to Africa's Leaders - 'Embrace Life After the Presidency!'

    This is a crucial year for democracy in Africa. Six countries have already held presidential elections in 2016, and 11 more are preparing for elections. 

  • Market Access Event – American Business Council
    Market Access Event – American Business Council

    March 17, 2016 | It is an honor to join you today for what I believe will be a very beneficial event. I would like to thank Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs Don Nay of the U.S. Commercial Service in Johannesburg, which has oversight of commercial services in the region, for his visit. 

  • U.S. Embassy Statement of LEGABIBO Ruling

    We welcome the Court of Appeal’s ruling today on the registration of the organization Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO). 

  • Partnership on Wildlife: the Future is in Our Hands
    Partnership on Wildlife: the Future is in Our Hands

    A Joint Op-ed by U.S. Ambassador Earl R. Miller and Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang to commemorate World Wildlife Day on March 3. 

  • 12th Annual Black History Month Film Festival Opening
    12th Annual Black History Month Film Festival Opening

    February 22, 2016 | As President Obama said at this year’s Black History Month reception, “we don’t set aside this month each year to isolate or segregate or put under a glass case black history. We set it aside to illuminate those threads – those threads that African Americans have woven into the tight tapestry of this nation – to make it stronger, and more beautiful, and more just, and more free.” 

  • U.S. Congressional Delegation in Botswana
    U.S. Congressional Delegation in Botswana

    Released February 17, 2016 | Underscoring the U.S. government’s bipartisan support of wildlife conservation issues in sub-Saharan Africa, a five member Congressional delegation from the United States will travel to Kasane and Gaborone February 17-19, 2016. 

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    Historic Visit to Kasane by Ambassador Miller & Ambassador Zheng

    February 11, 2016 | Following the June 2015 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the September 25 announcement by U.S. President Obama and Chinese President Xi on curtailing the illegal ivory trade, U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller and Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang participated in a joint mission to Kasane February 1-3, 2016 to learn about wildlife conservation... 

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    Defense College Speech by Deputy Chief of Mission Tim Smith

    February 9, 2016 | As we plan for the coming year, we are focused on identifying long-term solutions – not the crises of the day – but on finding a way to lay the groundwork for security and stability for decades to come. We have a unique opportunity to build on what we have achieved in a number of critical areas. A top priority is the conflict in Syria – to deal with the refugee crisis that it has spawned and the violent extremism to which it has contributed.  Full Speech »

  • Dedication of the Botswana Defence Force Infectious Disease Control Center
    Dedication of the Botswana Defence Force Infectious Disease Control Center

    January 29, 2015 | The partnership between the United States and Botswana continues to grow and prosper. Our countries are working side by side on many issues; there is no better example of our partnership than our combined efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the close cooperation between the Botswana Defence Force and the United States Department of Defense. The U.S. Embassy is committed to these partnerships and works tirelessly to advance our shared objectives in the health and security sectors. 

  • Remarks on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016
    Remarks on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda for 2016

    Thank you. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much, Major General Padilla. Thank you, all of you. It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be here today. I’m delighted to be in the presence of so many people currently serving our nation, all with great distinction. VIDEO »

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    Building on 2015 as We Look Ahead, an Op-ed by Secretary of State John Kerry

    As one year gives way to the next, international leaders have an opportunity to build on several major achievements of 2015. Full Remarks »

  • Address to the Nation by the President

    THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. On Wednesday, 14 Americans were killed as they came together to celebrate the holidays. They were taken from family and friends who loved them deeply. They were white and black; Latino and Asian; immigrants and American-born; moms and dads; daughters and sons. Each of them served their fellow citizens and all of them were part of our American family. 

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    Speech by USAID Country Representative Mr. Blake Chrystal At the New Directions in Global Health’ Seminar

    Good morning. Thank you for having me here this morning at this important event. What a great day to be up here in Kasane, along the Chobe River, with all of its plush vegetation and wildlife.  

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    Op-Ed: World Aids Day

    Imagine if we had everything we need – the tools, science, and shared goals – to reach an AIDS-free generation that eliminates HIV as a public health threat.  

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    Ambassador Miller Opening Remarks at STEM Camp Launch

    Good morning, everyone! It is always a pleasure to be surrounded by the energy and eagerness of young learners. Thank you for inviting me to join in the launch of what promises to be an exciting week of hands-on learning, motivational talks, and field trips focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or ‘STEM.’  

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    COP21 Op-ed: Secretary of State John Kerry

    Released December 1, 2015 | The United States is taking bold action on climate change at home as we work with partner nations to do the same. Since President Obama took office, the United States has reduced carbon emissions, tripled domestic wind energy production, and increased solar power twenty fold.  

Press Availability by Secretary Kerry

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Legacy Project: Festus Mogae

"By the time I retired from president, only 4% of children born to HIV-positive mothers became positive. And that's because of the prevention work, which, in fact, is now a speciality of Peace Corps. We saw them help us in our hour of need." -Festus Mogae, Former President of Botswana

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