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Mysterious Cause of Hundreds of Elephant Deaths in Botswana Finally Comes Into Focus

Up to 350 elephants mysteriously died in Botswana, home to most of Africa's elephants, sparking fears of a new disease. But officials are now ruling out disease, after tests started coming back. They say they may have been poisoned by natural toxins from bacteria in their water.

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Dozens of traditional leaders in Botswana will take part in a U.N. training programme that aims to help them tackle high rates of gender-based violence in the country.

Hundreds of mysterious elephant deaths in Botswana could be down to a naturally occurring toxin, a senior wildlife official told Reuters. Edward Baran reports.

[TRENDING] Natural toxins likely killed hundreds of Botswana elephants: govt

Natural toxins likely killed hundreds of Botswana elephants: Govt#jakpost 

U.N. to train Botswana traditional leaders to fight gender-based abuse: Dozens of traditional leaders in Botswana will take part in a U.N. training programme that aims to help them tackle high rates of gender-based violence in the country, officials and…

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Natural toxins likely killed hundreds of Botswana elephants: govt

Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta probably succumbed to natural toxins, the wildlife department said.

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"It's appalling -- we need to know what the hell is going on." More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists.

350+ elephants have mysteriously died since May in Botswana, home to most of Africa's elephants, and officials are ruling out poaching. Many appeared disoriented, "walking in circles" or falling to their faces. Experts say 2 possibilities are poison or an unknown disease.

"It's appalling -- we need to know what the hell is going on." More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists.

Botswana just decriminalized homosexuality, after its High Court overturned a colonial era-law that punished gay sex by up to 7 years in prison.

Botswana closes down Bushiri’s church | @City_Press 

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Nearly 90 elephants have been found dead near a famous wildlife sanctuary in Botswana, conservationists say

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The Sun's glint lights up the waters from around the globe as the station orbited across North America, Hawaii, Africa and Europe. 1. The North Atlantic Ocean 2. The Hawaiian Ridge 3. botswana'>Northern Botswana 4. The English Channel and North Sea

Dozens of elephants killed near Botswana wildlife sanctuary

Africans and Haitians come from ‘shithole’ countries? Isn’t Trump demonstrating that he’s nothing but a racist and pursuing a policy of ‘Make America White Again’? I congratulate Botswana for showing the way. Our AU Presidents must respond strongly to this insult.

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