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USTDA Supports Nationwide Digital Infrastructure Expansion in Botswana

NEWS RELEASE September 20, 2023 Gaborone, Botswana – On September 20th, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Botswana Fibre Networks Proprietary Limited (BoFiNet) for a feasibility study to support equitable and affordable broadband internet access to nearly a half million people in Botswana’s most rural and hardest-to-reach communities. BoFiNet is the ... Read More»

Sealed Bid Auction

The Embassy will hold a two-day sealed-bid auction starting Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24, from 10 am – 4 pm. The auction will take place: Warehouse, located at Gaborone West Industrial Plot 22038, Unit 9 and 10 (opposite of Parmalat). The following items will be auctioned: Used computers, garden furniture, and scrap metal. ... Read More»

The U.S. Government and SADC Renew Development Partnership

Press Release  August 3, 2023  Today, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), committed to continue a transformative partnership that will improve the quality of life for the people of Southern Africa.  This five-year regional development objective agreement, with a total USAID ... Read More»

SADC Regional Development Objective Agreement (RDOAG) Signing Ceremony – U.S. Ambassador Howard Van Vranken

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Good morning. Thank you, Executive Secretary Magosi. I’m thrilled to be here at the SADC Secretariat today. As the U.S. representative to the Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community, it is such a pleasure to join you all here as we formally renew our partnership to achieve sustained and ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Delivers on Major Trade and Investment Deals Following the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

In December 2022, President Biden hosted leaders from across the African continent for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC. At the Summit, business and government leaders committed to catalyze trade and investment deals and partnerships which will create jobs and foster shared prosperity for people across the African continent and the United States. Today ... Read More»