African Union

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. Read more

A Technical Agreement between the AU and NATO was signed by AU Commissioner Smail Chergui and NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations Richard Froh in AU Headquarters, Addis Abeba Read more

The baton was passed from the Norwegian Ambassador to the Ambassador of the United States. Read more

Pledges made at the MISCA Donors’ Conference at the AU.  From left: USA / Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield; Norway / Ambassador Odd-Inge Kvalheim; UN / Under-Secretary-General Maged A. Abdelaziz, Special Adviser on Africa; EU / Managing Director for Africa in the EEAS, Nick Wescott. 
Photo: RNE/Gahre.

The Government is providing NOK 6 million to support the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic. Read more

Foreign Minister Børge Brende met with women from South Sudan, discussing the critical situation for women and children in the ongoing conflict. Close to 700,000 people have been forced to flee, due to the conflict during the last six weeks. 
Photo: MFA/Astrid Sehl.

In connection with the AU Summit, Norway’s Foreign Minister Børge Brende visited Addis Ababa 27–29 January. Mr Brende expressed Norway’s support for the AU’s increasing political role and its efforts for peace and security in Africa. Read more

Photo: AU.

The cooperation between Norway and AU is increasing. Read more

Members of the IAB, TfP partners and Norwegian MFA and Embassy representatives gathered at the AU. 
Photo: RNE.

Engaging the AU on its need for civilian and police capacity for peace operations was on top of the agenda when the Embassy hosted the annual meeting of the International Advisory Board for the Training for Peace programme in Addis Ababa 5–6 November. Read more

We welcome the serious and detailed discussions held on transitional financial arrangements and commercial oil fees between the Government of Sudan (GOS) and Government of South Sudan (GOSS) that were facilitated by the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) in Addis Ababa on 25-30 November. Read more

On 18 and 19 February, a group of high level officials from the African Union (AU) - led by Mr. Sivuyile Thandikhaya Bam, Head of the Peace Support Operations Division of the African Union - visited NATO’s Headquarters and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium. Read more