Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. 
Photo: Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Embassy Addis Abeba.Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Photo: Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Embassy Addis Abeba

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

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From left: Borghild Holen, Hege Elizabeth Seel and Kristin Clemet from Norfund with Ambassador Trine Skymoen. 
Photo: Alf-Åge Hansen.

Norfund’s Managing Director Kjell Roland and Chair of the Board of Directors Kristin Clemet are visiting South Africa. On Thursday 22nd January, they stopped at South Africa’s first commercially viable biogas-from-organic-waste project. The Bio2Watt project in Bronkhorstspruit is a pioneer project in the alternative energy field and will be producing 4,4 MW electricity starting from April 2015...

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Photo: Børge Brendebekk/ Byhands.

Around 1400 participants from over thirty nations are gearing up for Arctic Frontiers 2015. The conference takes place from January 18th-23rd and is the most significant conference for Arctic issues in Norway. This year’s theme is climate and energy.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘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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