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31 January 2024

– Namibia has maintained its ranking of 59 and a score of 49 in the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), online magazine, The Brief reports. The CPI ranks 180 countries and territories around the globe by their perceived levels of public sector corruption. According to the report, the Seychelles remains the least corrupt country in Africa with a score of 71, while Denmark also maintained its position as the least corrupt in the world with a score of 90 out of 180. – The Brief

– The African Union (AU) has declared its “deep regret” over the decision this weekend by military regimes in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to pull out of the West African regional bloc, Ecowas. Those three nations accused Ecowas of posing a threat to their sovereignty. – BBC

– Parcel delivery firm UPS has said it will cut 12,000 jobs, after it was hit by a softer economy and a labour fight that scared away some customers. According to BBC Business, the job cuts are expected to reduce costs by $1bn this year.

– Achraf Hakimi missed a late chance to equalise from the penalty spot as South Africa shocked 10-man Morocco to set up a quarter-final against Cape Verde at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. – BBC Sport