Quotes on 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Victory Speech by President-Elect Trump I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your ...
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Gender Based Violence and Human Trafficking Forum

Ministers, Justices, Attorney Generals, Police Commissioners, Inspector Generals and law enforcement professionals, it is my honor to be here today for this high-level forum. It has been a tremendously productive week, and I am grateful to the International Law Enforcement Academy and the United States Agency for International Development for bringing this impressive group of individuals together. Never before have we hosted an event where ...
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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Visit

Thank you for coming to this very special Bot50 celebration event. It is my honor today to congratulate Botswana on fifty years of independence. From the very beginning, Botswana and the United States have been friends and partners, and we are grateful for the past half century of cooperation and good will between our countries. ...
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AWEP Botswana Chapter National Capacity Building Workshop

Thank you for inviting me to speak at this event. I am pleased to be part of this exciting journey to kick-start the National Capacity Building workshop organized by the African Women Entrepreneurship Partnership Program (AWEP) Botswana Chapter, especially in my second home, Maun. I am excited to see the Chapter is forging ahead in empowering women entrepreneurs across the ...
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YALI 2016 Welcome Back Reception

Thank you for coming to this reception to celebrate the return of twenty-four of our twenty-six Mandela Washington Fellows!  Two Fellows remain in the US on internships. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democracy, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Mandela ...
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2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

2016 Mandela Washington Fellows Members of the Press Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning. Thank you for joining us today as we introduce the 26 Batswana leaders who will participate in the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2016. In 2010, President Barack Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative – known as ...
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Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Panel Discussion

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. We congratulate Botswana on 50 years of independence in 2016.  Botswana has an amazing story to tell: having risen to upper middle income status ...
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AGOA Workshop Opening Session

It is an honor to be here today to discuss AGOA and the tremendous opportunity it presents to Botswana.  On June 29 of 2015 President Obama enacted legislation reauthorizing AGOA, providing unilateral duty-free access on approximately 6,500 product tariff lines to the U.S. market. AGOA is the cornerstone trade initiative with sub-Saharan Africa.  It is ...
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12th Annual Black History Month Film Festival Opening

Good evening.  It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight to commemorate Black History Month.  This is the twelfth year the United States Embassy and the University of Botswana have partnered to celebrate through the Black History Month Film Festival.  This film festival celebrates the central role that African Americans have played in ...
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Marine Corps Ball 240th Anniversary

This month all over the world distinguished famous Marine Corps generals and heroes are speaking at Marine Corps birthday balls. I had a very modest military career. I was never a general. I never wore stars.  But I did wear the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchor with great pride. I have the privilege to recognize our Guest of Honor, the ...
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Mandela Washington Fellows Welcome Back Breakfast

As Prepared For Delivery | August 13, 2015 | Gaborone Good morning. Thank you for coming to celebrate the return of eleven of our thirteen Mandela Washington Fellows! Two Fellows remain in the US on internships. President Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth ...
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POTUS Town Hall Viewing with Mandela Washington Fellows

As Prepared For Delivery | August 4, 2015 | Gaborone Good afternoon. Thank you all for coming to watch President Obama’s town hall meeting with five hundred 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows. As part of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative – or YALI – thirteen extremely talented young Batswana leaders are in the audience at the ...
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Ambassador Miller Launches African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program Botswana Chapter

As Prepared For Delivery | May 28, 2015 | Gaborone What an honor to help launch the Botswana Chapter of the African Women Entrepreneurship Partnership (AWEP). I know it has taken much time and effort for AWEP alumni to come this far to form the chapter and join this prestigious regional business network. AWEP is a ...
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Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2015 Press Briefing

As Prepared For Delivery | May 06, 2015 | Gaborone Good morning. Thank you for joining us today as we introduce the lucky13 Batswana leaders who will participate in the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in 2015. In 2010, President Barack Obama launched the Young African Leaders Initiative – known as “YALI” – ...
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Visit to Chobe Junior Secondary School – Kasane

As Prepared For Delivery | March 13, 2015 | Kasane Good morning boys and girls. It is a pleasure to be here with you today. My name is Earl Miller, and I’m the Ambassador of the United States Mission to Botswana. I arrived in your beautiful country about 2 months ago to be America’s new Ambassador ...
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11th Annual Black History Month Film Festival Opening

As Prepared For Delivery | February 17, 2015 | Gaborone Good evening. It is a pleasure to be here with you tonight to commemorate Black History Month. This is the eleventh year the United States Embassy has partnered with the University of Botswana to celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans to the United States ...
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