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The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) has suggested government hold a referendum over the contentious issue of abortion. Managing director of the National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor) Immanuel Mulunga has said employees who prefer not to be vaccinated against Covid-19 may be required to work from home to avoid physical interactions with fellow staff members to decrease the chance of infection. Deputy trade minister Verna Sinimbo believes the Oshikoto region has enormous economic potential, specifically in the areas of mining, tourism, livestock and crop farming. The Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) yesterday received state-of-the-art audio and visual electronic equipment including cameras, tripods and computers from the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to amplify its operations. Member of Parliament Emma Theofelus said women face gender biases in legal and macroeconomic frameworks, including young professionals in the informal sector. Thirteen schoolgirls in grades 8 and 9 recently undertook a tour of the Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) facilities at Walvis Bay to learn about careers in the technical fields. The health ministry has received US$270 000 (about N$4 million) from the Japanese government to improve and increase the uptake of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on essential services. The Cancer Association of Namibia said there is a lot of stigma surrounding cancer, which has become a big issue in women with breast cancer as they associate the illness with death. Actor Hazel Hinda has scooped the best actress award for her role as Moira in locally- produced film ‘Hairareb’ at the International Pan-African Film Festival (FIFP) in Cannes, France this week. The mother of a five-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at a crèche in Windhoek two weeks ago, is disappointed with the police as the alleged suspect has not been arrested yet. The decision to roll out the red carpet for the ‘return’ of fierce critic-cum-human rights activist Phil ya Nangoloh has caused rumblings inside Swapo. Michael Nakapandi was not the most-confident child but exposure to karate has boosted his confidence tenfold, and now he helps others overcome their lack of confidence and build self-esteem.