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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.

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


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  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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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