Someone has eaten the president's camel.
When Malian authorities gave French President François Hollande a baby camel as a gift for his visit in February, neither they nor the president expected the pet would end up on someone's dinner plate.
But Reuters reports that's exactly what happened, after Hollande asked a family in Timbuktu to care for the animal.
Now his camel is dead.
Cooked in a stew, the Times reported, after the family who had it apparently misunderstood why the camel was in their custody.
The defense minister, who had been charged with updating the president on how the camel was faring, also had to contact Hollande to tell him the animal was dead, according to the story.
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