Ms. Tuesday Reitano from Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, talked about illicit human smuggling, trafficking and refugees to Europe. . 
Photo: RNE/JBJ.Ms. Tuesday Reitano from Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, talked about illicit human smuggling, trafficking and refugees to Europe. . Photo: RNE/JBJ

On February 3-4, The Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted a migration seminar, where Norwegian Embassies from Africa North of the equator, The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI), the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and external guests attended. Migration and refugees coming from Africa to Europe constitute a great challenge, and the aim of the...

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The Norwegian Business Delegation met with the Embassy and private sector yeaterday 2 February. 
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The embassy’s partners in developing Norwegian businesses and investments in Ethiopia, namely Innovation Norway, the Norwegian African Business Association and NORAD’s Section for Private Sector Development are currently in Addis Ababa to participate in the US-African Business Summit and get a better understanding of the Ethiopian market.

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Many Ethiopians have lost their livestock due to the current drought. 
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On Sunday 31st January, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) organised a high level conference on the drought crisis currently affecting Ethiopia. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, and Ethiopia’s deputy Prime Minister, Demeke Mekonnen, were keynote speakers.

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From left: Justice Ben Kioko, judge of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Ms. Tone Skogen, Norway’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Faith Pansy Tlakula, head of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights(ACHPR), Cmr Soyata Maiga, special Rapporteur of the ACHPR, and Mr. Andreas Gaarder, Norway’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU.). 
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On Thursday 28th January, the Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Tone Skogen, hosted a luncheon gathering key individuals representing different African human rights mechanisms and institutions. On the occasion of 2016 being the African Year for Human Rights, with a particular focus on Women’s Rights, the luncheon provided a unique opportunity to discuss the expectations for the...

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Situasjonen skal være spent i Gambella med fare for sammenstøt mellom ulike grupperinger.

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Det er fortsatt en ustabil og uforutsigbar situasjon i Oromia-regionen, selv om det har blitt roligere i løpet av den siste tiden.   Klikk her for å få oppdatert reiseinformasjon om Etiopia.

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Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Tone Skogen visiting one of the refugee camps in Shire. 
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On Tuesday 26th January, the Norwegian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Tone Skogen, payed a visit to the refugee camps in Shire in northern Ethiopia. The purpose of the visit was to get a first-hand impression of the humanitarian situation for the Eritrean refugees inhabiting the camps, as well as to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of secondary movement, resulting in...

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Ambassador Andreas Gaarder and Ethiopia’s State Minister for General Education H.E. Dr. Tilaye Gete signing of the Memorandum of Understanding

On January 14, 2016, The Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa hosted a Joint Norwegian –Ethiopian Conference on Education. The conference marked the 20+ years of the Norwegian and Ethiopian partnership in higher education, and launched the new Norwegian education initiative on general education in Ethiopia. A Strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the two countries, for further...

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching a new strategy today for efforts to promote freedom of expression. ‘Freedom of expression and independent media are under growing pressure. Norway is therefore strengthening its international work in this field,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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