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09 January 2024

– Evidence of widespread abuse and torture by the founder of one of the world’s biggest Christian evangelical churches has been uncovered by the BBC. Dozens of ex-Synagogue Church of all Nations members including Namibian, Jessica Kaimu, allege atrocities, including rape and forced abortions, by Nigeria’s late TB Joshua. Kaimu, says her ordeal lasted more than five years. – BBC

– Norway is likely to become the first country in the world to move forward with the controversial practice of commercial-scale deep-sea mining. The plan, up before a parliamentary vote on Tuesday, will accelerate the hunt for precious metals which are in high demand for green technologies. – BBC

– France’s Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne is to leave office after less than two years in the job. Her resignation comes with President Emmanuel Macron widely expected to reshuffle his top team ahead of European elections due later this year. – BBC

– German legend Franz Beckenbauer, widely regarded as one of football’s greatest players, has died aged 78. He won the World Cup as captain of West Germany in 1974 and lifted the trophy again as manager in 1990. – BBC Sport

– Moderate to heavy storms are expected in the Central-north and North-eastern regions.