Two weeks after conservation officials alleged there’d been an unprecedented slaughter of elephants in Botswana’s national parks, the country’s officials challenged their numbers, saying this year’s elephant killings were at a normal level.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project condemns a raid at the offices of Botswana’s Center for Investigative Journalism (INK) and the harassment of Joel Konopo, a founding and managing partner of the center.
Botswana security agents on Wednesday briefly detained and threatened to kill three journalists as they were heading to one of President Ian Khama’s private residences to check whether he was using public funds for renovations.
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