08 November 2023
– Meeting with President Hage Geingob, and his top government officials at state house yesterday, Dr. Victoria Kwakwa, the World Bank Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, articulated the World Bank’s preparedness for a partnership that aligns with Namibia’s needs and to support the implementation of the second pillar of the Harambee Prosperity Plan, which centers on economic growth, industrialization, job creation, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development.
– The war between Israel and Hamas has exposed deep divisions in South Africa, with the government’s support for the Palestinians coming in for criticism from leaders of the country’s Jewish community, among others. BBC reports that the government has announced the withdrawal of its diplomats from Israel, and suggested that the position of Israel’s ambassador to Pretoria was becoming “untenable”. – BBC
– New data suggests that it is now “virtually certain” that 2023 – a year of deadly heatwaves, floods and fires – will be the warmest on record. Researchers say that extreme global temperatures will likely continue into 2024. – BBC
– Moderate to Heavy falls are more likely in the north and central parts by Friday and over the weekend.