2 November 2023
– Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the newly renovated emergency unit at the Katutura Hospital, President Hage Geingob said that Cabinet recently approved a comprehensive plan prepared by the Ministry of Health and Social Services to improve Namibia’s public health system. Some of the projects that are already being implemented include: the construction of the Windhoek District Hospital; the establishment of Intensive Care Units, as well as Dialysis Care Units at District Hospitals around the country.
– A member of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s family has been convicted of trying to smuggle gold worth over $330,000. BBC reports that Henrietta Rushwaya, who is president of the Zimbabwe Miner’s Federation, was caught with bars weighing 6kg in 2020 when she was travelling from Harare to Dubai. – BBC
– More than 400 people have left Gaza as the Rafah crossing to Egypt opens to civilians for the first time in more than three weeks. 335 foreign passport holders and 76 injured Gazans have been able to leave so far, Palestinian officials say. – BBC
– South Africa are on the brink of clinching a World Cup semi-final berth after a 190-run thrashing of New Zealand. Victory returns South Africa to the top of the table while New Zealand drop to fourth after a third straight defeat. – BBC Sport