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06 December 2023

– The Ministry of Mines and Energy has implemented a new licensing procedure for mineral rights and petroleum upstream licences, marking a shift from the traditional open application system. Online magazine, The Brief reports that the new system will allow applicants to submit applications during designated periods, providing the Ministry ample time to conduct thorough reviews and ensure efficient processing of applications. – The Brief

– A court in Mauritania has jailed former President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for five years for corruption. It found Aziz guilty of money laundering and abusing his position to illegally enrich himself, but acquitted him on other charges. – BBC

– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called off a high-profile briefing with US lawmakers amid an impasse over future US funding for the country. It came after a top Ukrainian official warned they are in danger of losing the war against Russia if more US military aid is not approved. – BBC

– Ghana have booked their place at the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) following a 3-2 aggregate win over Namibia. This was despite the Black Queens losing 1-0 in the second leg of the final round of qualifiers in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. – BBC Sport