Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Dar es Salaam |

Tanzanian rural areas ready for electricity

Through the Rural Electrification Densification Programme 303 villages close to an existing line will be connected

Norway supports Tanzania in achieving it’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy. Through the Rural Electrification Densification Programme 303 villages close to an existing line will be connected. Some of these villages have been under the line for more than 20 years waiting to be connected to electricity. Implementation is now…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum |

NOK 50 million to European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Priority will be given to projects that strengthen the capacity of African countries to deal with migration, and to emergency projects in Libya and other countries in North Africa

The Government will provide NOK 50 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. 'Norway is participating actively in European cooperation on migration and refugee crises. Working together with EU…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Khartoum |

Joint Norway-UK Statement on the lifting of US economic sanctions

Norway and the United Kingdom welcome the decision taken by the United States Government to permanently lift the bilateral economic sanctions imposed on Sudan

This is a historic decision that will pave the way for more inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people. We congratulate the Government of Sudan on this decision, which reflects their efforts to make improvements in a number of areas, such as cessation of hostilities, improved humanitarian access and cooperation on…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Joint statement from Norway and the UK welcoming the lifting of US economic sanctions on Sudan

This is a historic decision that will pave the way for more inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people

Norway and the United Kingdom welcome the decision taken by the United States Government to permanently lift the bilateral economic sanctions imposed on Sudan. This is a historic decision that will pave the way for more inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people. We congratulate the Government of Sudan on this…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Almost 800,000 children severely malnourished in the Lake Chad Region

Six months after world leaders met to commit support to the crisis in the Lake Chad region, 57 per cent of the US$2.2 billion needed to meet the most basic humanitarian needs in 2017 are still lacking

Close to 800,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad. “Lack of sufficient humanitarian funding is putting young children’s lives at risk,” warned the Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland. Six months after world leaders met to commit support…

Source: British High Commission Nairobi |

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on the Supreme Court ruling on presidential election petition

Heads of Mission in Kenya issue statement on the Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court’s decision today on the 2017 presidential election is an important moment for Kenya. The Court’s independent review has demonstrated Kenya’s resilient democracy and commitment to the rule of law. The Kenyan people showed patience and confidence as the legal case ran its course. Kenya’s electoral institutions now…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Attacks increasingly targeting displaced people in northeast Nigeria

190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria

Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno State. Attacks on civilians sheltering in displacement sites are on the rise, worsening an already dire situation for people on the brink of famine in northeast Nigeria. “Camps like the…

Source: EU Delegation to Kenya |

Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on the August 8th General Elections

The August 8 elections are an opportunity for Kenya to build a remarkable future, inspire Africa, expand freedom, and strengthen national unity

On August 8, Kenyans will exercise one of their most important democratic rights and select their leaders. As international partners, we encourage Kenyans to look beyond their differences to come together to ensure free, fair, credible, and peaceful elections. A successful poll will secure the extraordinary promise of the 2010 Constitution,…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Troika and EU Joint Statement on South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Norway, and the European Union

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union condemn the continuing violence in South Sudan, especially the Government of South Sudan’s current offensive against SPLM-In Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces near Pagak, as well as ongoing road ambushes and attacks by the SPLM-IO. The Pagak…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Agriculture ministers urged to address African rural youth unemployment

Fostering sustainable agriculture and rural development can ease challenges

Youth employment should be at the centre of any strategy to face economic and demographic challenges in Africa, the Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva told a joint African Union-European Union meeting, hosted at FAO headquarters in Rome.    In 2014 alone, about 11…