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06 February 2024

– Parliament is set to mark a significant occasion in the nation’s democratic journey with the opening of the Ninth Session of the Seventh Parliament this afternoon at 14:30. In this year’s ceremony, the National Assembly will also pay tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of the Late Dr. Hage G. Geingob, whose passing has left a void in the heart of the Namibian nation. The Office of the Speaker in a media statement said that to honour his memory with the respect it rightfully commands, certain adjustments to the traditional ceremonial formalities have been made with the military procession, the 21-gun salute, and cultural performances that usually accompany the opening ceremony will be respectfully omitted. The National Assembly will continue its session tomorrow with proceedings dedicated to allow Members of the National Assembly to express their condolences and pay tribute to the bereaved family and the nation, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Geingob.

– Cameroon has kicked off a mass rollout of the world’s first WHO-approved malaria vaccine, aiming to vaccinate 250,000 children in 2024 and 2025. – BBC

– King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, according to Buckingham Palace. BBC reports that the king began “regular treatments” on Monday and will postpone public duties during this time. – BBC

– Egypt have sacked Portuguese manager Rui Vitoria following their disappointing Africa Cup of Nations campaign in Ivory Coast. Egypt were held to three successive 2-2 group-stage draws – against Mozambique, Ghana and Cape Verde – before their loss to DR Congo. – BBC Sport