Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visits Sierra Leone and Liberia. 
Photo: Astrid Sehl .Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, visits Sierra Leone and Liberia. Photo: Astrid Sehl

Norway has provided more than NOK 500 million to the efforts to fight Ebola in West Africa. The infection rate is now greatly reduced. Norway is therefore scaling down its efforts in cooperation with the authorities in the countries concerned and the UN.

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‘Norway will provide support to developing countries that are seeking to reduce subsidies for coal and other fossil fuels. Cutting fossil fuel subsidies will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and will free up more funding for sustainable development efforts. Norway is providing NOK 100 million for fossil-fuel subsidy reform,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Til orientering: Ambassaden har gått bort fra den gamle ordningen med registreringsskjema og har nå gått over til elektronisk registrering på reiseregistrering.no

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House of Representatives, Zanzibar . 
Photo: Photo: Elisabeth Schwabe-Hansen, The Norwegian Embassy  .

From the 18th to 23rd of February, the Embassy had the pleasure of receiving a visit from the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment.

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Norway has a long history of cooperation with Tanzania in the petroleum sector, of which the partnership started in the 1980s. However, Tanzania became part of the Oil for Development (OfD) programme after the large offshore discoveries of gas, with the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement (NOK 27 mill., 2013-15) between Tanzania and Norway in March 2012.

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Signing ceremony . 
Photo: Elisabeth Schwabe-Hansen .

The National Audit Office of Tanzania (NAOT) has entered into a collaboration with the Office of the Auditor General of Norway, and the Netherlands’ Court of Audit. Representatives from the respective institutions signed a memorandum in Dar es Salaam March 2nd 2015, formalizing their common commitment for a two-year cooperation focusing on oil- and gas-specific auditing issues.

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For the second time these last two weeks, the Embassy had the pleasure of receiving a visit from the Norwegian Parliament, this time from the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional affairs.

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Photo: Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Embassy, Addis Abeba.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende signed a strategic partnership agreement 26.01.2015. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende.

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Norfund and CDC form partnership to boost power generation in Africa and take direct ownership and control of Globeleq Africa.

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