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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Gaborone, Botswana

Location: Botswana, countrywide Event: Travel Advisory for Botswana Issued with updates to crime. Crimes of opportunity, primarily the theft of money and personal property, are common in Botswana.  Potentially violent crimes, such as home invasions, break-ins, “smash and grabs” from vehicles at intersections and from locked cars in shopping mall parking lots, cell phone thefts, ... Read More»

New Natural Diamond Prosperity for Botswana by Removing the Blemish of Russian Diamonds

Diamonds tell stories of love, inspiration, and development.  Botswana’s incredible diamonds-for-development story already inspires consumers in Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States when they ask about the provenance of their diamonds. With its legacy of good governance and democracy, Botswana diamonds can give consumers confidence their ... Read More»

G7 Technical Visit: Factsheet

Purpose G7 leaders committed in February, May and December 2023 to work collectively to reduce the revenue Russia uses to finance its illegal war against Ukraine that is derived from its diamond trade. The December G7 statement included the following language: We will introduce import restrictions on non-industrial diamonds, mined, processed, or produced in Russia, ... Read More»

PEPFAR GBV Animation Series: Episode 3

📺 Please tune into Episode 3 of The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sponsored short stories raising awareness on the importance of prevention of gender-based violence. A society free of gender-based violence ensures safety for all! #EndGBV #16Days #Pepfar20YearsOfImpact Read More»

Remarks: Ambassador Van Vranken’s Participation in the American Business Council’s Golf Day

Friday, October 6, 2023 As prepared for delivery American Business Council Chairperson, Sara Sullivan Members of the board of directors of the American Business Council Respected Government of Botswana officials (if applicable) Esteemed sponsors for this Golf Day event Guests from the business community Other distinguished guests, Good evening. It is an honor to join ... Read More»