DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. releases, “Seasons of Thunder-Volume I” the first in a three-part series written by Teedzani Thapelo of Botswana / Zimbabwe Africa.


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/24-7PressRelease/ — Ms. Quesinberry states, “‘Seasons of Thunder – Volume I,’ discloses the prospects of success of Batjibilibili as a career woman, wife and mother during four presidencies and their associative effects on the lives and livelihood of community, career and home. This is a first-person narrative where many accounts lead us to believe ‘Seasons of Thunder’ represent life in sub-Saharan Africa. Teedzani has written an expose’ women and men alike will desire to read. This is a gripping novel, which encompasses three volumes sharing the protagonist’s lifetime. Well done Teedzani!”

Teedzani Thapelo was born in Jacklas No.1 village in Tati East, Botswana and educated at McCon-nell College, the University of Botswana, the London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies, Uni-versity of London in Britain. He has worked as a teacher, research assistant, research associate, uni-versity lecturer, researcher and human rights campaigner. In 2003, he was nominated Fellow of the Institute of International Education at the University of New York and he spent the period 2004-2005 as Africa Guest Researcher and Visiting Scholar at Nordic Africa Institute at Uppsala, Sweden. He has lived and travelled in England, France, Sweden, Canada (I was married to a Canadian for ten years), South Africa, Zimbabwe and Bots-wana, where he is now permanently a resident at Mapoka Village in Tati West, with my eighty-one years old mother and my little boys, Davis, seven and Rabasi, six. Alex, the eldest, now fourteen, is studying in Canada and lives with his mother who teaches at Oshawa in Toronto. Some of Mr. Thapelo’s articles have been published in newspapers, magazines and peer-reviewed journals. “Season of Thunder” is his debut novel.

Volume I of “Seasons of Thunder,” shares the life of Batjibilibili and introduces readers to indecent proposals, love trysts, and the growth in spite of it all as an emerging female and community leader. While Batjibilibili loves her husband, Ntungamili (a recluse poet consumed with contemplative inertia and angst); she spends most of her time with Satjilombe, a Member of Parliament and senior minister in the Office of the President. She does not love the politician. She feels dirty and disgusted after making love to him. The story of her life is unraveled against the bedrock of four successive political rulers throughout the three volumes, which comprise “Seasons of Thunder.”

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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp – Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana


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Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is set deep in the Mombo Concession of the Moremi Game Reserve. You stay at one of the best camps in Botswana, with 12 secluded and spacious bush pavilions set along natural pathways frequented by the local wildlife. Widely acknowledged as the “predator capital of the world,” Moremi offers some of the most exciting game viewing in Africa and is one of the best places in Botswana to see the country’s “Big Five” — the lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. This is primarily because the lush delta draws a fantastic concentration of wildlife. Predators include cheetahs, painted wild dogs, spotted hyenas and, at the very top of the food chain, a large resident pride of lions. White and black rhinos are also found here, the latter of which is among Africa’s fastest-disappearing species. This afternoon, take advantage of game viewing activities led by deeply experienced…

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Brilliant Botswana

Brilliant Botswana

Brian Stoddart

Impala2 Owl6 Lion Family 8 Hippo1 Seagle5 Giraffe Country Ch2 Falls14 Like many other words and expressions (“awesome” springs immediately to mind), the concept of the “bucket list” is now overdone to the point where for some people it includes just about everything that might conceivably be packed into a lifetime. For that we can probably thank Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman and one of those films that lives well beyond its immediate screen experience. That said, it has been a long-time desire of mine to get to a game park in Africa and see the animals in the wild. As we were landed in Capetown and en route to Europe, here was the perfect opportunity.
So, from Capetown we flew via Johannesburg to Livingstone in Zambia. The town is named after the (European) discover of the Victoria Falls where the Zambesi crashes over those cliffs near the intersection of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Elsewhere in the world (as in India, for…

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Statement at the end of an IMF Mission to Botswana


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Statement at the end of an IMF Mission to Botswana


GABORONE, Botswana, July 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Lamin Leigh visited Gaborone during June 28-July11 to conduct the 2013 Article IV Consultation discussions with Botswana. The mission’s work focused on reviewing recent economic developments and prospects and policies to ensure continued macroeconomic stability and growth. The mission met with Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Honorable O. Kenneth Matambo; Bank of Botswana Governor, Linah K. Mohohlo; Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Solomon Sekwakwa; senior government officials, development partners, and representatives from the private sector and civil society.

Mr. Leigh issued the following statement in Gaborone today, outlining the mission’s preliminary conclusions:

“After two consecutive years of strong growth post-global economic crisis, real GDP growth slowed down to about 4 percent in 2012. This deceleration was driven…

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