Botswana in the News

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Ambassador Newman in the Bahamas

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 Thu, Feb 16, 2017


The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), has been released, which shows that Botswana is once more 3rd overall out of 54 African countries, with a score of 72.7 (down from 73.7 last year). The same modestly downward trend was apparent in the ratings of the other top countries, as well as the continent as a whole.

Mauritius once more took the top overall position with a score of 81.4, followed by Seychelles at 73.7.

The IAAG Index consists of four overarching categories with 14 indices based on 100 sub-indices.

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 Tue, Nov 28, 2017


The 2017 Independence Picnic will be held at;

1620 Randolph Road
Colesville, MD 20904

Mon, Mar 13, 2017 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation Mr. G. Goitsemang and Ambassador David Newman led the delegation of Botswana to Raleigh, North Carolina on 21-24 May 2017.

Tue, Jun 6, 2017 Tue, Jun 6, 2017


Rhino Conservation Botswana (RCB) is inviting fans of the books to help choose a female rhino to carry the Mma Precious Ramotswe name and be an Ambassador for the charity’s vital rhino conservation work. For more information visit:

Mon, Feb 5, 2018 Mon, Feb 5, 2018


Team Botswana will be coming to D.C.! Five Batswana high school students will be coming to the United States this July 16-18 to compete in the inaugural International Robot Olympics. These students come from Ramotswa, a village just south of Gaborone. They are joined by their adult mentor, Mrs Gaone Karabo, who works as a Senior Teacher of Computer Studies in Kagiso Senior Secondary School. They have been learning about programming and engineering over the past few months, and building a robot that will compete in the games.

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 Fri, Jun 23, 2017


"Around the World Tour" is an annual event in Washington DC, which showcases the diverse cultures
of participating countries through food, art, fashion, dance and music. During the event, which will be
held this year on 5th May, 2018, Embassies open their doors to some 40,000 visitors.

The Embassy of Botswana has been participating in the Embassy Tour for the past 6 years.

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 Fri, Apr 27, 2018


The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana wishes to announce, with a deep sense of regret, the death of Former President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Sir Ketumile Quett Joni Masire on Thursday June 22, 2017.

A book of condolences will be opened for signing at the Embassy of Botswana, 1531-33 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC from June 26-28, 2017 from 0900-1230 and 1300-1530hrs

Mon, Jun 26, 2017 Mon, Jun 26, 2017

"The amazing safari destination you’ll have all to yourself"

The TelegraphMon, Nov 28, 2016 Thu, Dec 8, 2016

African Predators Engage in Their Own 'Game of Thrones'

SAVUTE, Botswana — It's a jungle out there.

Two prides of lions, the royalty of the bush country here, fight for control of territory. A leopard tries to protect her cubs from the lions. A pack of wild dogs confronts hyenas and elephants tromping through the dogs' camp.

USA TodayThu, Dec 8, 2016 Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Botswana among six nations consistently ranked highest for their progressive social policies, trust in government and effective justice system.

Botswana consistently ranks as one of the strongest-governed countries in Africa, especially in its role in containing corruption, regionally ranking the highest in both the World Bank assessment and Rule of Law Index. After a string of scandals in the early ‘90s, the government created the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) in 1994, which continues to investigate and prosecute officials accused of corruption. Not only that, but the national revenue from diamond mining has been fairly well distributed throughout the county.

BBC News MagazineThu, Jan 18, 2018 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Khama Rallies Nation to Unity

President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has encouraged Batswana to strive for even more self-reliance and to build further on the county’s developments.
In his Golden Jubilee Independence Day message on September 30, President Khama also encouraged Batswana to “remain at peace with ourselves and with our neighbours for everlasting stability.”

Click here to see a full transcript of H.E's statement.

AllAfricaFri, Sep 30, 2016 Fri, Oct 7, 2016

'Botswana Youth have Fantastic and Innovative Ideas'

Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner to Botswana Oliver Richards says Botswana youth have fantastic and innovative ideas, which if turned into reality can create a notable number of jobs for the country’s idle youth.

Mmegi OnlineThu, Oct 6, 2016 Mon, Oct 10, 2016
A Couple's Incredible Devotion to Wildlife - The Ellen Show

A Couple's Incredible Devotion to Wildlife

Botswana Conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert sat down with Ellen Generes to discuss their fascinating documentary, "Soul of the Elephant."

The Ellen Degeneres ShowTue, Feb 2, 2016 Fri, Feb 5, 2016
Exclusive Interview: Lucara CEO William Lamb talks about the 1,111 carat diamond

Exclusive Interview: Lucara CEO William Lamb talks about the 1,111 carat diamond

How a gem discovery of the 1,111 carat diamond will positively impact Botswana: In this extended interview, Mr William Lamb, CEO of Lucara Diamond, speaks to Hannah Bernard, on how a gem discovery of the 1,111 carat diamond will positively impact Botswana and why the country is called 'The Switzerland of Africa.' Mr Lamb goes on to explain the Kimberley Process, the story of the 1,111 carat diamond, how they will take the sales process forward and how the diamond will be named.

Market One MinuteWed, Feb 3, 2016 Fri, Feb 5, 2016

Botswana’s 50th Birthday Celebration in Photos

Botswana-based photographer Uyapo Ketogetswe takes us behind the scenes at Botswana’s 50th anniversary celebration at the National Stadium in Gaborone, beginning with Thursday evening’s opening ceremony and leading into Friday’s Independence Day festivities.

OkayafricaSat, Oct 1, 2016 Fri, Oct 7, 2016

Botswana Officials Tout Economic Success During The Country's 50th Anniversary

Leading up to the Golden Jubilee celebration, Barrington Salmon of The Chronicle discusses Botswana’s journey to becoming an African success story with leaders from government and business.

The ChronicleWed, Jun 22, 2016 Fri, Oct 14, 2016