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  • Ambassador Miller Hosts Official Independence Day Celebration

    IBB Station Manager, Charles Shepard, sang America’s national anthem at this year’s official Independence Day event.

  • Mayors’ 90-90-90 HIV Test Drive

    Underscoring U.S. efforts to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Ambassador Miller and Gaborone’s Mayor Mr. Kagiso Thutlwe launched the Mayor’s 90-90-90 HIV Test Drive program.

  • Young African Leaders Initiative 2015

    "The objective behind the Young African Leaders Initiative is to support these leaders as they spur growth and prosperity and strengthen democratic governance." - Ambassador Miller.

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    “There is nowhere I would rather serve than in Botswana, one of Africa’s great democratic and development success stories.” Ambassador Miller with President Lt Gen Khama.

  • The Exchange Visitor (J) Non-immigrant Visa

    The Exchange Visitor (J) non-immigrant visa category is for individuals approved to participate in work-and study-based exchange visitor programs.


    A resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.


  • Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

    Nearly twenty years ago in the United States Senate, I voted against the Defense of Marriage Act for a simple reason: No law should deny the right of gay and lesbian Americans to marry the person they love. Today, by making marriage equality the law of the land, the Supreme Court reaffirmed one of our founding principles – and our highest ideal – that we are all created equal. 

  • Independence Day Celebration Speech

    June 24, 2015 | We’re reminded our declaration made us a beacon, inspiring people with ideals that still light the world. 239 years later, the words are just as bold, just as revolutionary. Martin Luther King Jr. read them at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1965. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” And then Dr. King said, “The American dream reminds us – and we should think about it anew on this Independence Day – that every man is an heir of the legacy of dignity and worth.” 

  • Opinion Editorial - Reasons to Care about World Refugee Day

    Each year on June 20, we commemorate World Refugee Day to salute the courage and resilience of the world's refugees and displaced persons. This year, however, it takes on a particularly special meaning. According to the just-released Global Trends Report by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), nearly 60 million people have fled their homes as refugees, internally displaced people or asylum seekers. 

  • On Ramadan

    On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, Teresa and I wish all Muslims a happy and blessed Ramadan. - John Kerry, Secretary of State 

  • 2015 LGBT Pride Month Presidential Proclamation

    In communities throughout the country, barriers that limit the potential of LGBT Americans have been torn down, but too many individuals continue to encounter discrimination and unfair treatment. My Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors because the overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that it can cause substantial harm. 

  • U.S. Embassy Officially Launching the Bona Naledi Society

    Underscoring its commitment to youth engagement in Botswana, the U.S. Embassy will officially launch the Bona Naledi Society at the Old Naledi Community Hall on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Members of the press are invited to attend. 

  • African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) Launches the AWEP-Botswana Chapter

    Underscoring U.S. government support for economic diversification in Botswana, the U.S. Embassy and African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) will launch the AWEP-Botswana Chapter on Thursday, May 28 from 8:30 – 11:00 at the Cresta Lodge. Members of the press are encouraged to attend. 

  • Let’s Celebrate Our Mothers

    As we celebrate Mother’s Day today, we honor the women in our lives and around the globe who are mothers, grandmothers, and those who serve important maternal roles. Today and every day, we are grateful for the women whose strength and resilience keep our families and communities together. The Patriot on Sunday »

  • Ambassador Miller Announces 13 Batswana Mandela Washington Fellows for 2015

    Underscoring the U.S. Embassy’s commitment to youth empowerment in Botswana, Ambassador Earl Miller announced today the selection of 13 young Batswana leaders for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Released May 6, 2015 »

  • On Earth Day, Time Running Out for Climate Change | Op-Ed | John Kerry, Secretary of State

    We were on a dangerous path. But on April 22, 1970, after years of mounting concern and hard work, the first-ever Earth Day took place, and a new commitment to action took hold. Thanks in no small part to campaigns begun that day, our air, water and land are in far better shape now than 45 years ago — even as our population and economy have steadily grown. 

  • Ambassador Miller to Host a Facebook Web Chat on April 28

    The U.S Embassy is pleased to announce Ambassador Miller will host a Facebook web chat on Tuesday, April 28 from 15:00 – 16:00 at This is the fourth monthly web chat hosted by the Public Affairs Section on U.S. / Botswana bilateral relations. Batswana of all ages are encouraged to write questions to Ambassador Miller about topics including his personal and professional background, U.S. government priorities in Botswana, and his impressions of the country. 

  • U.S. Government Officials Vow Support to Combat International Wildlife Trafficking

    High-level officials from the Departments of Justice, State and Interior underscored U.S. government (USG) commitment in the fight against international wildlife trafficking at the March 25 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference held in Kasane, Botswana. Read More »

  • Telephonic Media Briefing: Interagency Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Telephonic Media Briefing with Assistant Attorney General Cruden, Associate Director Dreher and Acting Principal Assistant Deputy Secretary Hall on Interagency Efforts to Combat Illegal Wildlife Trade on March 25, 2015. Listen To Audio Now »

  • International Women’s Day - Opinion Editorial by Secretary Kerry

    Every day, we read about women and girls around the world who are victims of heinous violence. From Iraqi women abducted and enslaved by ISIL to Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped and forced into marriage, these tragedies seem to belong to medieval times. Read more »

  • U.S. Embassy Gaborone Hosts EducationUSA Teachers’ Roundtable

    GABORONE – Highlighting the U.S. government’s commitment to youth development, Ambassador Earl R. Miller will open the U.S. Embassy’s third annual EducationUSA Teachers’ Roundtable. Members of the press are welcome to attend the event on Thursday, February 12 at 8:00 am, at the Cresta Lodge, Samora Machel Drive, Gaborone. Released February 10, 2015 »

  • Ambassador Miller Visits Tebelopele VCT for an HIV Test

    GABORONE – United States Ambassador to Botswana Earl Miller received an HIV test and encouraged others to do the same during one of his first public outings as the new Ambassador on Thursday. 

  • Ambassador Earl Miller Presents Credentials

    January 30, 2015 | What a privilege and one of the great honors in my life to be entrusted by the President of the United States to help represent the people of my country to the people of Botswana. I take this responsibility with great humility and great joy. 

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