Photo: Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Embassy, Addis Abeba.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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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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Tanzanian citizens who needs visa or residence permit to Denmark, shall from 01.01.2015 contact the Norwegian Embassy.

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Photo: LAEK.

On 19 th November 2014, Her excellency Ambassador Hanne Marie Kaarstad launched TEAM NORWAY in Tanzania during the Norwegian Business Seminar held at Golden Tulip, Dar es Salaam

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: (Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr) / (Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister's Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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On Tuesday 20th January 2015, the Nordic embassies in Tanzania held the first Nordic Business networking event, which was hosted at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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Photo: Ayla Johanne Lillevik.

Beyond output, examples of results from Norwegian capacity building support to universities in Tanzania:

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Close to 200 representatives from the government, academia, civil society and media were present when REPOA, CMI and the National Bureau of Statistics presented their new research programme "Tanzania as a future petro-state" at the Hyatt Hotel in Dar es Salaam 24.10.2014. The Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania, H.E. Mrs. Hanne-Marie Kaarstad, presented opening remarks.

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