Source: British Embassy Mogadishu |

Somalia: international partners welcome agreement between the Federal government and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ)

The partners believe the agreement is an important step towards establishing a unified and stable administration in Galmudug

Somalia’s international partners welcome the statements by the Federal government of Somalia and the leadership of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a (ASWJ) issued on 12 December. We appreciate the tireless efforts made by the Federal government of Somalia, ASWJ leadership and other concerned stakeholders to resolve points of difference through dialogue…

Source: The Government of Norway |

A Progress Review of the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

The people of South Sudan deserve a government that respects human rights and leaders who make necessary compromises for the greater good of the country

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The Troika remains committed to the people of South Sudan and at this important point, we call upon all parties to meet their commitments to deliver lasting…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Troika Statement at the 50-Day Mark: A Progress Review of the Formation of South Sudan’s Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity

The Troika remains committed to the people of South Sudan and at this important point, we call upon all parties to meet their commitments to deliver lasting peace

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway. The Troika remains committed to the people of South Sudan and at this important point, we call upon all parties to meet their commitments to deliver lasting…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Drying Lake Chad Basin gives rise to crisis

Food insecurity, conflicts, terrorism, displacement and climate change effects compound challenges

Twenty-year-old Phoebe Musa remembers the day Boko Haram militants stormed her village of Gwoza in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, five years ago. They came in on horseback, motorbikes and screeching military vehicles and attacked everyone in sight. Amid bursts of gunshots, they set fire to dozens of homesteads. The fighters…

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Source: The Government of Norway |

New ambassadors from Egypt, Kosovo and Montenegro

Three new ambassadors to Norway presented their letters of credence to His Majesty King Harald V on 12 December 2019.  The ambassadors were the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr Amr Ramadan, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo, H.E. Mr Uliks Emra and the Ambassador of…

Source: Government Offices of Sweden, Ministry for Foreign Affairs |

The Prime Minister receives Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali

Following the visit to Stockholm, Prime Minister Abiy will continue to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

On Monday 9 December, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will receive Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali. They will discuss Ethiopia’s reform efforts and enhanced cooperation between Sweden and Ethiopia on bilateral and multilateral issues. Prime Minister Abiy has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for “his efforts to achieve…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the appointment of the members of the High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement

Last year the number of people displaced as a result of conflict reached an all-time high of more than 41 million

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has today appointed its eight members. The Panel will be co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, the former High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and…

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Source: African Energy Chamber |

Africa Should be Allowed to Use its Resources

The African Energy Chamber launches a petition against the idea that the continent should not explore its full hydrocarbon potential in the wake of the climate change debate

On the backdrop of the climate change debate, Africa finds itself in an unfortunate position where it is required by the global energy industry to slow down its progress and not explore its hydrocarbons potential to its fullest. This is not right. At the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) we do…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Safe Schools Declaration endorsed by 100 countries

A number of countries, including Afghanistan, Mali, Yemen and Nigeria, are implementing measures to ensure that schools are not used for military purposes

Schools, pupils and teachers are being attacked in many conflict situations around the world today. One hundred countries have now endorsed the Safe Schools Declaration on protecting children and education in situations of armed conflict. ‘Norway has played a leading role in this work, and we are pleased to see…

Source: Embassy of Ethiopia in Stockholm, Sweden |

Ethiopia and Norway held the 5th Political Consultation on today in Oslo

The two sides reiterated the long standing cordial bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest

Ms. Tine Morch Smith, Director-General of Regional Department at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs welcomed the #Ethiopian Delegation led by Mr. Mehretab Mulugeta, Director General of European Affairs at the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 14, 2019. The two sides reiterated the long standing cordial bilateral relations that exist…