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Norway boosts East and Horn of Africa human rights efforts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (DefendDefenders) has entered a new partnership with the Embassy of Norway in Uganda to boost documentation of rights violations and promote accountability. The agreement, which was signed by Arne Haug, Chargé d’affaires at …

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Gabon to be paid $150 million to fight deforestation

Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 …

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Climate change pushing killer whales to migrate north

Norway | AFP | Paying no attention to nearby divers, a killer whale and her calf hunting for food frolic in a snowy Norwegian fjord. Their favourite meal, herring, abounds, but climate change means both predator and prey must increasingly migrate further north. The clear and calm waters of Reisafjorden, in …

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Nobel laureates challenge world to end sexual violence

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Nobel peace laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege said Sunday they hoped their award would help them push the international community to act to end rape in conflict and deliver justice for victims. Yazidi activist Murad and Congolese doctor Mukwege will be jointly presented with …

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Google accused of manipulation to track users

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Seven European consumer groups filed complaints against Google with national regulators Tuesday, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users’ movements in violation of an EU regulation on data protection. The complaints cited a study by the Norwegian Consumer Council that concluded the Internet giant …

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Under-fire UN environment chief resigns

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned on Tuesday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry, UN officials said. The former environment minister of Norway had been at the helm of the Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme (UNEP) since June 2016. …

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Russia to test missiles in NATO exercise zone

Byneset, Norway | AFP | Russia plans to test missiles off Norway this week in an area where NATO is carrying out its biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War, NATO’s chief said Tuesday, downplaying the situation. “We were notified last week about the planned Russian missile …

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NATO shows Russia its military might in giant exercises

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Norway hosts NATO’s biggest exercises since the end of the Cold War from Thursday, to remind Russia the Alliance stands united despite seeds of doubt planted by US President Donald Trump. Some 50,000 soldiers, 10,000 vehicles, 65 ships and 250 aircraft from 31 countries are …

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