Media Advisory: PEPFAR Botswana Continues to Operate and Has Committed Another $72 Million for FY2019

Nov. 06 Gaborone: The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) wishes to respond to and refute an article in the last edition of the Weekend Post entitled “US stops P10 billion foreign aid to Botswana” which contains several inaccurate statements in the headline and in the body of the story, including that PEPFAR ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Competition Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana is pleased to announce the annual call for proposals for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). This fund supports projects in countries around the world – including Botswana – to preserve cultural heritage in three areas: Cultural Sites – such as historic buildings and archaeological sites; Cultural Objects ...
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Startup Smart – Entrepreneurship at Work

The Public Affairs Office requests proposals from organizations or individuals to host and instruct a series of educational sessions for youth entrepreneurs ages 18 – 35 in support of post’s America on the Move project which includes the following goals: Provide accurate, compelling, timely, and audience-appropriate information about the United States – its history, culture ...
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PEPFAR and BONEPWA+ Launch the Treat All Champions Campaign

In November 1993, Mr. David Ngele became the first Motswana to openly disclose he was living with HIV. Over the past 25 years, a few more have followed him in making public disclosures, though they represent a very small percentage of the current estimated number of 360,000 Batswana living with HIV. Those who have taken ...
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Presidential Proclamation – Religious Freedom Day, 2017

Presidents of the United States have proclaimed January 16 National Religious Freedom Day since 1993. On this day, the U.S. government reconfirms its pledge to promote respect for religious freedom and diversity; to promote accountability for religious-based violence; and to urge other governments to adopt legal protections for religious minorities and religious practice. In 2017, ...
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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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“Congratulations, Botswana, on Treat All!” – Ambassador Miller

June 3 was a momentous day.   I wish to congratulate the government and the people of Botswana for being among the first countries in Africa to adopt the “Treat All” policy providing antiretroviral therapy to all Batswana citizens living with HIV. How apt that Botswana, preparing to celebrate 50 years of independence, is also making ...
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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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Poetry Night at the Maun International Arts Festival

Good evening, everyone. I am thrilled to be at the Maun International Poetry Festival’s renowned “Poetry Night.” We have been a proud supporter of this festival for the past three years, and I wish to thank our colleagues at Poetavango for their enduring support, collaboration, and friendship – in particular Legodile Seganabeng, Thato Molosi and ...
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Launch of National Enquiry Point for Botswana

Good morning. It is my pleasure to be here this morning at the launch of Botswana’s National Enquiry Point. On behalf of the United States Embassy in Botswana and USAID’s Southern Africa Trade Hub, I would like to thank our partner, the Botswana Bureau of Standards, for working closely with us on this initiative that ...
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Cervical Cancer “See and Treat” Launch

Good morning. I am delighted to be here as we mark an important milestone for the health of women in Botswana, and as we celebrate a successful six year partnership in cervical cancer prevention between the governments of Botswana and the United States, in collaboration with the Botswana-University of Pennsylvania Partnership. Cervical cancer, which is ...
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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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