Tuberculosis Lab Relaunch Ceremony

Good morning. It is wonderful to be here to celebrate the reopening of Botswana’s National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. This facility is crucial to the diagnosis and treatment of TB patients across the country. It is a much needed tool in our fight to stop the spread of tuberculosis in Botswana. It was my honor to ...
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Peace Corps National Museum Exhibition Opening

Today, we celebrate the power of a simple idea – that by working hand in hand with communities across the world, we can make a better place for all. After 50 years, you might think it easy to talk about the work of Peace Corps . Of course, it’s easy to give the facts: Over 2,500 volunteers ...
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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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USAID’s Maatla Project Closing Celebration

It is with great pleasure that I participate in tonight’s ceremony celebrating the Maatla project. I have enjoyed listening to partners reflect on project achievements and the lessons that have been learned to enhance Botswana’s civil society sector. It is encouraging to look back on USAID’s Maatla project and think about how many organizations the project ...
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Diplomatic Security Service Centennial

It is an honor to stand before you today to celebrate 100 years of the Diplomatic Security Service – the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Department of State.  I am humbled that we can celebrate this milestone together, as my embassy could not do our mission without your direct support. I feel ...
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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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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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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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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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