Wildlife authorities say around 330 tuskers have died and that a species of cyanobacteria that produces neurotoxins was the cause.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
Hundreds fled quarantine centres in both countries, officials say, with some escapees saying they had bribed police.
The landlocked southern African country which boasts the world's largest elephant population said 12 carcasses had been discovered over the past week in two villages in the northwest of the country.
Botswana Wildlife Producers Association has now asked the government to extend the hunting season which was due to commence next month, after the coronavirus pandemic spread across the globe.
At least 40 of Africa's 54 countries are now affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Botswana voted on Wednesday to elect 57 national assemblies and 490 local government representatives, with the candidate of the winning party set to become president.
Unemployment in the landlocked southern African country stands at around 20 percent and stark inequalities still exist despite state spending on health and education.
Of Botswana's 2.2 million people, 924,000 registered voters will elect 57 national assembly and 490 local government representatives.
Conservationists estimate the land-locked southern African country to have around 130,000 elephants, close to a third of the continent’s population, but the government says the number is closer to 230,000, causing problems for small-scale farmers.
Khama backed wildlife conservation efforts and the country is now home to more than a third of Africa's elephants. But his government has been criticised for evicting the indigenous Kalahari Bushmen from game reserves.
The outbreak that claimed the lives of 180 people is the worst outbreak ever recorded globally. Several countries have banned imports of processed meat from South Africa.
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