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15 January 2024

– Namibia’s passport has been ranked 65 globally, according to the latest Henley Passport Index, granting visa-free access to 80 countries. Online magazine, The Brief reports that this is a slip from the 62nd ranking last year which can be attributed to a reduction in the number of countries its citizens can visit without a visa after the United Kingdom introduced visa requirements for all Namibians late last year. The Brief

– Twenty-two people have died following a landslide at an illegal mine in northern Tanzania, officials said. It occurred after a group of people started mining in an area where activity was restricted due to heavy rains. – BBC

– Artificial intelligence is set to affect nearly 40% of all jobs, according to a new analysis by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). IMF’s managing director Kristalina Georgieva says “in most scenarios, AI will likely worsen overall inequality”. – BBC

– Cape Verde upset Ghana with a stoppage-time winner to go top of Group B at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. They move two points clear in Group B after Egypt drew 2-2 with Mozambique earlier on Sunday. – BBC

– Moderate to heavy storms with possible flash flooding expected to persist in the Kavango and the Zambezi regions. Please take the necessary precautions.