Botswana Hits Back at Critics on Anti-Poaching Policy

Botswana's president says criticism of his government's anti-poaching policy is "nothing but hysteria,'' following reports that poachers are killing more elephants in a country with Africa's biggest elephant population. The remark by President Mokgweetsi Masisi came after some conservationists expressed concern that Botswana's wildlife department had been stripped of weapons required for the sometimes dangerous work of thwarting armed poachers. "This stretch of imagination of linking the poaching of any species with an alleged disarmament of the department of wildlife is nothing but hysteria,'' Masisi said Saturday after returning home...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Sunday, 9 September

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