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  • Mandela Washington Fellows Welcome Back Breakfast

    "I am inspired by your motivation, creativity, and vision for Botswana,” Ambassador Miller said when addressing the “Lucky 13” 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows.

  • President Obama and David Newman and family. (Photo Credit: White House)

    Congratulations to Botswana's Ambassador to the U.S. David Newman who had his credentialing ceremony with President Obama on August 3. His family also attended the event at the White House.

  • Sports Envoy Program 2015

    Sport Diplomacy in action - Follow the Women's National Basketball Association legendary players, Ebony Hoffman and Ruth Riley’s visit to Botswana in pictures here.

  • 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.

  • Ambassador of the United States of America

    “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.

  • AMERICAN ENGLISH

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

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    Harnessing Botswana’s AGOA Export Potential

    The 2015 African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum is being held in Libreville, Gabon, this week. The forum will provide an opportunity to celebrate the recent reauthorization of AGOA, take stock of AGOA's successes over the last 15 years and launch a dialogue on the future of U.S.-Africa trade. 

  • Accelerated Safe Male Circumcision Campaign
    Official Launch of the Six Months Accelerated Safe Male Circumcision Campaign - Ambassador Miller

    August 10, 2015 | It’s an exciting time to be here in Botswana and to be a part of this movement. We have the tools to actually do this – including proven intervention tools like Safe Male Circumcision and HIV treatment – to help Botswana become one of the first countries in the world to reach epidemic control.  ON TWITTER @EmbassyGaborone »

  • POTUS Town Hall Viewing with Mandela Washington Fellows
    POTUS Town Hall Viewing with Mandela Washington Fellows - Ambassador Earl Miller

    August 4, 2015 | We are very proud of our Mandela Washington Fellows, who represent some of Botswana’s most talented and accomplished young leaders. They inspire us with their commitment to addressing issues critical to Botswana’s future development, including combatting gender based violence, promoting conservation, and eradicating HIV/AIDS. ON TWITTER @EmbassyGaborone »

  • Reception in honor of WNBA Legends
    Reception in honor of WNBA Legends Ruth Riley and Ebony Hoffman - Ambassador MIller

    We know sports is an effective way to engage people on issues we care deeply about, youth engagement, empowerment of girls and women, equality and inclusion for people with disabilities, global health. 

  • Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney - President Obama
    Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney - President Obama

    We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed. 

  •  Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality -  John Kerry
    Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality - John Kerry

    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 - Ambassador Miller
    Independence Day Celebration Speech - Ambassador Miller

    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.” 

  • Opinion Editorial - Reasons to Care about World Refugee Day - Ambassador Miller
    Opinion Editorial - Reasons to Care about World Refugee Day - Ambassador Miller

    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 - John Kerry
    On Ramadan - John Kerry

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

  • 2015 LGBT Pride Month Presidential Proclamation - President Obama
    2015 LGBT Pride Month Presidential Proclamation - President Obama

    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. 

  • Ambassador Miller Launches the AWEP-Botswana Chapter
    Ambassador Miller Launches the AWEP-Botswana Chapter

    Released May 28, 2015 | Over the past five years Botswana AWEP alumni spearheaded the formation of a local chapter aimed at growing production capacities of women to export goods and services. The Chapter is now a registered NGO with the Botswana Government’s Registrar of Societies and boasts a membership of 60 female entrepreneurs, mainly youth. 

  • Ambassador Miller Announces 13 Batswana Mandela Washington Fellows for 2015
    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 »

  • Ambassador Miller Visits Tebelopele VCT for an HIV Test
    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
    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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