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Medical professionals have questioned a decision by the Health Professionals Council of Namibia to exempt doctors who undergo a remedial programme as medical interns, from writing the council examination. Online violence is real violence, and should be considered a serious emerging human rights challenge. It can take the form of public shaming, doxing, harassment, cyberstalking, intimidation and many others. Modestu Fenivamwe, Ester Silas and Hasheni Mandume were recently selected as the top three amateur cooks for the central regional part of the Nedbank Kapana Cook-Off competition and now head to the final slated for Ongwediva during the annual trade fair there on 27 August. Creative Hage Mukwendje treated a group of art enthusiasts to a live painting lesson on Wednesday, while sharing information about the industry, inter alia touching on pricing, inspiration and the duration it takes to paint. The World Food Programme believes without a doubt that food security, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals is an attainable objective. The authorities have issued a warning against “space cookies”, which are edible treats containing cannabis or other dangerous substances. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has clarified Namibia has not signed any pandemic treaty at the recently concluded World Health Assembly in Switzerland. Octogenarian Helena Black’s life was saved by a blood fusion last year after finding herself in hospital – an ordeal that stemmed from her collapsing after experiencing an episode of severe dizziness. Those who worked closely with forensic pathologist Dr Paul Stefan Ludik have lauded him as “one of the greatest”, if not the only pioneer in Namibia’s forensic fraternity, saying he played an instrumental role in the establishment of the local forensic science institute. The health ministry has reiterated its stance on triggering surveillance measures in lieu of the monkeypox outbreak in the world, and especially now that neighbouring South Africa reported its first case yesterday. Aligning body and mind through calculated breathing exercises and various poses, yoga has proven to enhance relaxation and reduce stress. To make the bi-annual Kasi Vibe Festival better and more inclusive, the team has decided to include younger business-oriented entrepreneurs. Mapokola bafile mamela hala mabisiketi akolomozwi, nikubeya mwateñi matokwani. Mamela itaha kasamulaho muuna walilimo zemashumi amabeli kazetalu natamilwe la 13 Mbuwana unumwaha, kakukulubelwa kuli nafumanwi alekisa mabisiketi amatokwani alikana 103, ateko yelikana N$2 000. In light of the recent fuel levy cut of 25% to make local fuel prices more affordable, the Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund says it had to undergo stress tests and adjust internally. With the rise in technology use and contemporary communication in media, touch-typing has become a very valuable skill that many have acquired. With the current tough and trying times people find themselves in, particularly the youth, it is important for one to keep improving themselves and not limit themselves to borders. Namibia is slowly moving out of first gear in terms of getting more technologically advanced, and the role young people play in this transition cannot be stressed enough. Namibia, and more broadly Africa, can position itself to reap the benefits of artificial intelligence if it equips tomorrow’s workers with the skills needed to develop solutions. Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is currently increasing at an alarming rate in the country. Health minister Dr Kalumbi Shangula has called on the continental community to increase investments in the provision and promotion of mental health programmes and services as the lack thereof could create a setback in the progress made.