An opportunity to deepen trade and investment between the US and Botswana

Eyeing growth: Van Vranken says AGOA provides a platform to increase trade between the US and Botswana
Eyeing growth: Van Vranken says AGOA provides a platform to increase trade between the US and Botswana

The future is Africa. One example is its youthful population: The median age on the continent is nineteen. By 2050, one in four people in the world will be in Africa. The United States wants them to be healthy and wealthy. What happens in Africa will affect the rest of the globe – and we want to work together to ensure it is bright, safe, and prosperous.

“The United States is all in on Africa,” President Biden affirmed during the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit last December.

Our stories have always been intertwined. Today we know that our success—the success of all our people, on both sides of the Atlantic—is inextricably linked. Our African partners are central to the United States’ approach to driving trade that is accessible, fair, competitive, and resilient. We need to partner together to protect the dignity of all workers and sustainability of our planet -- and pursue a race to the top amongst institutions and enterprises.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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