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09 October 2023

– Namibia’s trade deficit widened by 17% during the month of August to 4.9 billion compared to 3.7 billion and N$4.1 billion recorded in July 2023 and August 2022, respectively. – The Brief

– The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it has reached a preliminary agreement with the Ghanaian authorities on the economic policies and reforms to conclude the first review of the $3bn bailout fund the country is currently receiving. In a statement, it said it was satisfied with Ghana’s performance with respect to the programme’s targets and reform objectives. – BBC

– About 1,000 people have been confirmed dead in Israel and Gaza after a massive co-ordinated assault by Hamas militants that started early Saturday. – BBC

– Aiden Markram hit the fastest World Cup hundred as South Africa made 428-5 – the highest score in the tournament’s history. – BBC