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Elephants in an angry room

Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. Pic: Sergi Reboredo/DPA/PA Images
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. Pic: Sergi Reboredo/DPA/PA Images

Britain's royal family has been drawn into a political fight in Botswana over elephant poaching ahead of an international wildlife conference in London

Former President Ian Khama's supporters are accusing his successor Mokgweetsi Masisi of presiding over the mass slaughter of elephants by ivory hunters in Botswana. Until now Botswana has had one of the best records on wildlife conservation in the world.

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