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Norway to Provide Bridging Loan to Somalia

Technically, this is a loan to Somalia, but the funds will be transferred to a World Bank account

The Government has proposed that Norway should provide a short-term bridging loan of NOK 3.135 billion to Somalia in 2020 to clear Somalia’s debt arrears to the World Bank’s International Development Association. Technically, this is a loan to Somalia, but the funds will be transferred to a World Bank account.…

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Government proposes increase in support for stabilisation in crisis-affected countries

The Government is giving priority to countries and regions in the belt of fragility that runs from the Sahel in the west, via North Africa, the Horn of Africa, and the Middle East, to Pakistan

The Government has proposed an allocation of NOK 835.4 million for stabilisation efforts in countries affected by conflict and crisis. This is an increase of NOK 129.5 million ‘The many and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today are putting pressure on the humanitarian system, and there is a need…

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New ambassadors from Ireland, Namibia and Malaysia

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 19 September 2019. The ambassadors are: Ambassador of Ireland, H.E. Mr Keith McBean Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia, H.E. Mr George Mbanga Liswaniso (resident in Stockholm) Ambassador of Malaysia, H.E. Mrs Nur…

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Norway to provide NOK 30 million for school meals in Mali

The Norwegian funding will be channelled through the school meals programme run by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Mopti

Funding from Norway will be used to provide nutritious school meals to some 55 000 children in conflict-torn Mali. ‘Malnourished children have problems learning, no matter how good the teaching is. If children are given school meals, their parents are more likely to send them to school. This in turn helps…

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A historic opportunity for Sudan

Sudan’s ruling military council and the political opposition, represented by the Forces of Freedom and Change, signed a comprehensive agreement

‘Norway congratulates the parties on having reached a peace agreement for Sudan, and thanks the AU and Ethiopia for their important contributions to the negotiations. This is a good start to an important process and a historic opportunity for Sudan to promote democracy and development,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs…

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Norway to provide further contribution to EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Norway is participating actively in European cooperation to address the challenges associated with migration and forced displacement

The Norwegian Government will provide a further NOK 60 million to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, the EU’s trust fund for stability and addressing the root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF for Africa). ‘Norway is participating actively in European cooperation to address the…

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Joint Statement on Developments in Sudan

The Troika condemns the violent attacks in Sudan on June 3, which resulted in the killing and injuring of many peaceful civilian protesters

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom.  The Troika condemns the violent attacks in Sudan on June 3, which resulted in the killing and injuring of many peaceful civilian protesters. By ordering these attacks, the Transitional…

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Norway supports climate-resilient reconstruction after cyclones in Mozambique

Norway has supported the energy sector in Mozambique for many decades and will increase its support for the reconstruction of climate-resilient energy infrastructure

‘The cyclones Idai and Kenneth caused massive devastation. Mozambique will require substantial international support for a long time to come. Norway will contribute approximately NOK 138 million to climate-resilient reconstruction, with an emphasis on vulnerable groups. This includes support for the reconstruction of critical energy infrastructure in the affected areas. Further support…

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Norway supports Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo

Some 970 deaths have been confirmed following the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, which began in August last year

The Government is providing NOK 7.8 million to the efforts to tackle the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Norway has once again sent a team of specialist health personnel and three isolation units developed in Norway for the transport of patients with highly infectious diseases.  Some…

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Troika statement on South Sudan

The members of the troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) have made a new statement on the South Sudan peace process

Read the statement here: The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) express their appreciation of IGAD’s role in advancing the South Sudan peace process. The September 2018 Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), represents an…