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Witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement: Troika statement

Statement from the UK, Norway and USA on witnessing the Juba Peace Agreement between the Government of Sudan and Sudanese Opposition Groups

Troika statement from the UK, Norway and USA: Today, the governments of the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States (the Troika) signed the Juba Peace Agreement as Witnesses in a signal of political support to the Agreement. Having welcomed the Agreement in October 2020, this further step demonstrates our…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Legal Support Facility receives £2.6 million from Norway, UK, to boost debt management capacity, other activities in low-income countries

The Norwegian government, through its Agency for Development Cooperation, provided 20 million Norwegian kroner (around £1.6 million) to support the 2021 and 2022 work programs of the ALSF

The governments of Norway and the United Kingdom have extended grants of around £2.6 million to the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) to support its activities over the next two years. The Norwegian government, through its Agency for Development Cooperation, provided 20 million Norwegian kroner (around £1.6 million) to support…

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Opera launches Hype; its new dedicated chat service built into the popular Opera Mini browser available now in Kenya

Hype is the first African inspired chat service built into a mobile browser

Hype will first launch in Africa, where Opera (www.Opera.com) has nearly 150M MAU, with Kenya as the pilot market; With Hype, Opera reimagines the chat experience, with content sharing as a key feature; Opera Mini, with more than 100M users worldwide, becomes the world's first mobile browser with an integrated…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Mounting hostilities disrupt aid delivery in the Central African Republic

NRC calls for parties to the conflict to provide secure humanitarian access, protect civilians and ensure free movement of essential goods to prevent further suffering

Humanitarian operations in several parts of the Central African Republic are at a standstill due to ongoing election unrest and heightened insecurity, leaving many of the 2.8 million people in need of essential humanitarian aid without access to life-saving assistance. “Like most of the other humanitarian organisations, we have had…

Source: The Government of Norway |

Norway provides NOK 390 million to those affected by the crisis in the Sahel

Around 13 million people in Burkino Faso, Mali and Niger are in need of emergency humanitarian aid. Some 1.4 million of these have been forced to flee their homes

A deterioration in the security situation, climate change and the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are causing immense suffering and exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in the Central Sahel region. Norway is announcing a contribution of NOK 390 million at a digital donor conference today. Around 13 million people in Burkino…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

UNESCO convenes Global Education Meeting to set priorities for learning recovery and protect financing

COVID-19 pandemic has created the most severe disruption to global education systems in history, forcing more than 1.6 billion learners out of school at the height of the crisis

UNESCO, in partnership with the Governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, are convening a virtual Global Education Meeting on 20 and 22 October. The meeting aims to secure commitments from leaders for the protection of education financing during the COVID-19 recovery, and produce consensus on priority actions for…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

World Food Programme awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Humbling, moving recognition of the work of World Food Programme (WFP) staff who lay their lives on the line every day

Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) is a humbling, moving recognition of the work of WFP staff who lay their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance for close to 100 million…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Digitization across sectors, universal affordable energy access & skills of the future are Africa’s priorities

Commissioner Abou-Zeid highlighted the need to invest in digitalization in all sectors as high priority for the Continent

Organized by the Norwegian-African Business Association, H.E. Dr Amani Abou-Zeid, Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy participated in the high level opening of the ‘Nordic-African Business Webcast 2020’, together with H.E. Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Mr. Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solarand and Mr. Samalia…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Makes Pitch for Strategic Partnerships with Nordic Businesses

AfDB interested in transformational agro value chain industrialization projects which add value to competitively-produced commodities in Africa – VP Quaynor

At a webinar held Thursday by the Nordic-African Business Association (NABA), African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) Vice President Solomon Quaynor made a powerful case for strategic investment opportunities in Africa. The digital webcast, organized by NABA, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scatec Solar and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), was part…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

NOK 5.5 billion for humanitarian assistance in 2021

In 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis have further exacerbated the situation

‘The Government has proposed an overall humanitarian budget of NOK 5.5 billion for 2021. The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection worldwide is higher than ever before. With this budget, Norway will continue to be one of the largest humanitarian donors in the world,’ said Minister…