The High Commissioners and Ambassadors to Tanzania of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, the European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, today, 29.01.2016, issued the following statement regarding the recent announcement of an election re-run in Zanzibar:

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Ambassador Hanne-Marie Kaarstad graced the 7th Graduation Ceremony at Arusha Technical College 16.01.2016.

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The Supporting Syria and the Region Conference on 4 February 2016 will bring together world leaders from around the globe to rise to the challenge of raising the money needed to help millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende will play a key role during the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi this week, in the finalisation of the ministerial declaration that will give guidance for the future work of the organisation.

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Den 28. januar kunngjorde opposisjons partiet Civic United Front (CUF) at det ville boikotte omvalget, som ble berammet til 20. mars. Situasjonen preges av ro og orden, men den nåværende politiske situasjonen er spent. Politisk motivert vold og opptøyer har forekommet ved tidligere valg på Zanzibar.

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Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016.

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This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne. The Government of Norway’s gift to the King and Queen is a commemorative jubilee event at University Square in Oslo, followed by a gala performance in the Aula of the University of Oslo. Winter activities for children will be held in the Palace Square on the day of the...

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69 representatives from 39 Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish businesses and key stakeholders from the Tanzanian private sector met on December 8 to discuss the position, strategies and role of Nordic companies in Tanzania.

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