26th of May 2016, marked the date for the “Nordic National Day” - where the Embassies of Sweden, Iceland, Norway and Denmark in Kampala jointly celebrated their National days for the 7th time in a row.

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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Photo: Astrid Bratli.

17. mai-celebrations in Uganda: parades, brass band, flag hoist, anthems, games, traditional food, and a “15 seconds of fame” on NRK television.

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Participants in regional meeting for Norwegian ambassadors to Sub-Saharan countries. 
Photo: MFA Norway.

Business development, regional challenges and human rights were on the agenda during State Secretary Tone Skogen’s visit to Uganda 25-27th of April.

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On 6 May, the Albertine Graben Oil and Gas Districts Association (AGODA) was launched. The event was hosted by Maendeleo ya Jamii and supported by the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF).

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Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Yesterday - May 3, marked the day for World Press Freedom Day, which was celebrated with more than 100 events all over the world. The overarching theme for this year’s international event was access to information and fundamental freedoms.

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4 April marked the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. In relation to this, the Norwegian Embassy in Kampala had the pleasure of welcoming mine victim survivors from the Uganda Landmine Survivor Association, together with representatives from several embassies, the government, NGO’s and Uganda UN for a very fruitful discussion on how to assist land mine victims i...

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Ambassaden med noen håpefulle, fremtidige petroleumsingeniører. 
Photo: Astrid Bratli.

Temaet arbeidsplasser innen petroleumssektoren ble heftig diskutert under en konferanse på Makerere University tirsdag 5. april, med deltagelse fra industrien, myndighetene og den norske ambassaden. De mange forventningsfulle studentene som snart skal ha jobb var naturlig nok svært bekymret over de dårlige tidene og mangel på jobber, spesielt innen petroleum.

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Winner of the EU HRD Award 2015: Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana, founder and director of the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Uganda, together with the commitee.

The EU HRD Award 2016 in Uganda is an annual prize awarded to individuals that promote and protect universally recognised human rights and fundamental freedoms. The prize is meant to raise awareness on the work of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), and the initiative for the award was taken by the EU missions and the EU Delegation in Uganda in 2011. Each year the winner is selected from nominatio

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