Killing elephants in Botswana is a vote-catcher that could go badly wrong

Elephants have become a hot political issue in Botswana, with President Mokgweetsi Masisi beating the hunting drum, a sure vote-catcher in rural communities. But the country, which has the world’s biggest and most secure elephant population – more than 130,000 – could be staring down the barrels of the poachers’ guns.