We have never seen this many applications for passports. The numbers have increased by about 60 % from the applications we received in the past two years and has more than doubled from the applications received in 2012.

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‘We are facing an unprecedented situation in the Mediterranean region, where a growing number of refugees trying to reach Europe are losing their lives in the attempt. There have been further tragedies in the last few days. Several boats have capsized, and hundreds of people have drowned. Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Afric...

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Norway strongly condemns the mass murder of 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The killings are claimed by groups affiliated with Isil. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go to their families and to the people of Ethiopia’, Foreign Minister Børge Brende said.

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The virgin forest of the Gera block of the Belete – Gera forest blocks under the Oromia Forested Landscape carbon Finance program. 
Photo: RNE/Lulu Likassa.

Norway is supporting Ethiopia’s piloting a landscape Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Forest degradation (REDD+) through conserving the remaining moist Afromontane forest of Ethiopia. The Government of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Environment and Forest (MEF) organized a field visit to the Oromia forested landscape carbon financing program site in the South – West block.

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Djibouti’s president HE Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Ambassador Andreas Gaarder. 
Photo: RNE.

Ambassador Andreas Gaarder has presented his credentials to Djibouti’s president HE Ismaïl Omar Guelleh. Norway and Djibouti have a common interest in peace and stability in the region.

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Ambassaden vil takke for stor interesse og mange gode søkere på praktikantstillingen.

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Photo: RNE.

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed satisfaction at the recent official announcement of the results on the elections in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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