Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway |

Norway increases support to Lake Chad region

Some 24 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of humanitarian aid

Norway is providing NOK 730 million in aid to Nigeria and the other countries in the Lake Chad region, which have been hit hard by violent extremism, climate change, poverty and hunger. ‘The international community has pledged to help the people in these crisis-affected areas. This is a matter of…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Iceland and Norway help World Food Programme (WFP) mount response as hunger peaks in Malawi

The joint contribution – comprised of US$3.6 million from Norway and US$500,000 from Iceland - will provide critical humanitarian assistance to some 270,000 people

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a total US$ 4.1 million contribution from the Government of Iceland and the Government of Norway to support thousands of people facing severe hunger at the peak of the lean season in Malawi. The joint contribution – comprised of US$3.6 million…

Source: State House – Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles |

New Norwegian Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

The President extended a warm welcome to Ambassador Holm on his first visit and congratulated him on his accreditation as the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Seychelles

The new Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E Ambassador Mr. Gunnar Andreas Holm formally presented his letters of accreditation to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan during a ceremony held at State House this morning. The President extended a warm…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt attends Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Helsinki on 13–14 June

A number of African countries have experienced steady economic growth and are making progress in relation to human rights and democracy

Foreign Ministers and representative from 20 Nordic and African countries are taking part in this year’s Nordic-African Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Helsinki. The main topics of discussion are peace and security, sustainable development and multilateral cooperation. ‘African countries are playing an increasingly important role in international politics. We cooperate closely…

Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Global Leaders Commit to Cooperation to Advance the Use of Digital Public Goods in Support of Inclusive Development Outcomes

The DPG Charter promotes leveraging DPGs for digital public infrastructure

Implementing safe, trusted, and inclusive digital public infrastructure supported by robust governance frameworks is critical for countries to build resilient futures. On June 1st, government leaders, international development organisations, and philanthropic funders gathered to pledge large-scale technology sharing, funding, and their commitment to support this international cooperation agenda. At a…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Combating piracy in the world’s most dangerous waters

This Security Council resolution aims to help the coastal states of West Africa put in place necessary legislation and ensure prosecution of suspected pirates

The UN Security Council unanimous adopted a resolution on combating piracy in West Africa. The resolution was introduced at the initiative of Norway and Ghana, who have led the negotiations. ‘The waters off West Africa are the most dangerous in the world. Pirates have posed a threat to the safety…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: HM The King Congratulates King and Queen of Norway on National Day

HM the King also wished the Norwegian people further progress and prosperity

HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to HM Harald V, King of Norway, and HM Queen Sonja on the occasion of their country's National Day. The Sovereign expresses, in this message his warmest congratulations to the Sovereigns of Norway, wishing them as well as all members of…

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Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) Raises Awareness on Political and Trade Credit Risks Insurance in Togo

Togo has benefited from ATI’s insurance capacity to the tune of USD305M in the finance and transport sectors

In a bid to raise awareness within the relevant government agencies and private sector about political (investment) and credit risk insurance in Togo, ATI (www.ATI-aca.org) held a series of awareness activities in Lomé, in partnership with Togo’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the KfW Development…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

WHO, Ghana and Norway agree to accelerate actions to save lives in first International Strategic Dialogue on Noncommunicable Diseases and the Sustainable Development Goals

Heads of State highlighted the urgency of the NCD pandemic, which kills 7 out of 10 people globally

WHO welcomes the establishment of a new Heads of State and Government Group to accelerate progress towards the SDG target for noncommunicable diseases  ̶ a one-third reduction in “premature” deaths from diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease and the promotion of mental health and well-being. The decision was taken…

Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa’s energy opportunities under the spotlight as Russian energy gap widens (By Paul Sinclair)

African leaders are already moving to address European and global needs

By Paul Sinclair is VP of Energy for Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) As Europe seeks new sources of gas to ensure its energy security, can African markets fill in the Russian gap? While some countries are well poised to benefit from the potential economic windfall, others are lagging in terms…