Botswana launches investigation into mystery death of 275 elephants

Botswana is investigating a growing number of unexplained deaths of elephants, having confirmed 275 had died, up from 154 two weeks ago, the government said on Thursday. The dead elephants were first spotted months ago in the Okavango Panhandle region, and the authorities say they have since been trying to discover the cause. Poaching has… Read More Botswana launches investigation into mystery death of 275 elephants

French PM Edouard Philippe tenders resignation ahead of reshuffle

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigned on Friday ahead of a government reshuffle by President Emmanuel Macron designed to bolster his green credentials and win back disillusioned voters ahead of a possible re-election bid. The Elysee Palace said in a statement that Philippe would handle government affairs until a new cabinet was named. Questions over… Read More French PM Edouard Philippe tenders resignation ahead of reshuffle