Tagged: Somalia

Serious concern about situation in the Horn of Africa

Norwegian Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim has visited one of Kenya’s many refugee camps for victims of the food crisis. He is seriously concerned about the situation in the Horn...

969 asylum seekers in August

6304 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year, which is almost a half compared to the same period in 2009. In August, 969 people searched for asylum, which is a small...

US, Norway pledge aid to rebuild Somalia: African Union

The United States and Norway have pledged reconstruction aid to Somalia’s transitional government, an African Union official said Monday on the sidelines of the AU summit in Uganda. For Full Story & Source: AlterNet.com

The high population increase continues

In the third quarter of 2009, Norway’s population increased by 17,100. Slightly more than 60 percent of the growth resulted from inward migration, but the birth surplus contributed more than last year – 39...

Fridtjof Nansen under fire in Somalia

Two sailors were killed in an exchange of fire off the northeast coast of Somalia on Nov. 1, after apparently trying to attack a Norwegian warship, Somali officials and an EU naval commander said....

Norway to lead fight against pirates

Norway has taken over the leadership of the UN contact group which coordinates the measures to be taken in the fight against the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia and in the...

Fewer Norwegian citizenships granted

A total of 10 300 persons became naturalized in 2008, almost 4 600 fewer than the year before. The largest group of foreign citizens who were granted Norwegian citizenship in 2008 (1 300 in total) were from...