Tagged: Africa

Norway pledges to work for reform in Swaziland

Norway pledged Wednesday to work for democracy in Africa’s last absolute monarchy — tiny Swaziland — while comparing the initiative to its role in the fight against apartheid in neighboring South Africa. Swazi King...

Norway boosts funding for UN gender funds

Norway will provide NOK 40 million (USD 7 million) to UN efforts to combat female genital mutilation and violence against women in developing countries. At the same time, Norway will contribute NOK 20 million...

Støre calls African convention a milestone

Foreign Minister Støre calls convention to protect and assist the internally displaced in Africa a milestone There are 12 million people in Africa who are forcibly displaced within their own countries by armed conflict...

SINTEF signs agreement in South Africa

SINTEF has signed a memorandum of understanding with Stellenbosch University, which is recognised as one of the four best research-driven universities in South Africa. The two partners to the agreement have already joined forces...

Kenyan banker, Malawian group win Norwegian prize

OSLO — Norway’s Yara Foundation says a Kenyan banker and a Malawian farmers’ group have won its annual prize promoting former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call for a green revolution in Africa. The foundation says...