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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Norway is the first country to support the World Bank’s new multidonor fund for the fight against Ebola. ‘It is positive that the World Bank is setting up a fund to put the health sector in the affected countries in a better position to deal with the crisis. Norway will contribute nearly NOK 70 million to the fund,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: NABA.

The Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) is organising the Norwegian-African Business Summit in Oslo on 30 October 2014 with the title Mapping the African Infrastructure Landscape contending that “Investment in infrastructure accounts for over half of the recent improvements in economic growth in Africa and has the potential to achieve even more” More information from NABA and the...

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Norway is doubling its support for the fight against Ebola, and will be contacting the UN, the UK Government and other relevant actors to offer personnel and equipment for their operations. A new contribution of NOK 89 million brings Norway’s total funding for the fight against Ebola to just over NOK 184 million.

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Norway is increasing its annual support for efforts to eradicate polio from NOK 50 million to NOK 240 million for the next six years. The funding will be channelled through the GAVI Alliance.

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'Bring back our girls' movement in Norway met with Foreign Minister Børge Brende on 13 May. 
Photo: M.B.Haga/MFA.

‘Boko Haram’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls is an unacceptable attack on girls’ right to education. The Government has therefore decided to allocate NOK 10 million to efforts to promote safe schooling for girls in northern Nigeria and help to the communities affected by the abductions. Norway will also consider providing humanitarian assistance for refugees and internally displaced...

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Text from Interpol: On 15 and 16 May 2014, the INTERPOL Regional Bureau for West Africa in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire hosted a Workshop on Fisheries Crime in the West African Coastal Region. Organized by INTERPOL’s Environmental Security Sub-Directorate and funded by the government of Norway, the workshop brought together 37 high-level national and international experts in fisheries law enforcement...

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Den 20.oktober erklærte Verdens Helseorganisasjon slutten på utbruddet av ebola i Nigeria. Les erklæringen fra WHO på disse lenkene:

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Dersom du skal ut å reise eller skal ha lengre opphold i Nigeria, Kamerun, Niger, Togo og Benin, så oppfordres du av Den norske ambassaden i Abuja til å registrere deg på www.reiseregistrering.no Du finner også mer informasjon om ordningen på www.landsider.no

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Informasjon fra det norske Helsedirektoratet:

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Welcome to the website of the Norwegian Embassy in Abuja!

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Northern lights over the Ersfjord in Tromsø. 
Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen / Innovation Norway .

Experience the northern lights or the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle, or visit the world-famous Norwegian fjords, spectacular mountains and glaciers.

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