This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne.

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Development workers need to approach female farmers in Zambia as a diverse group of farmers operating in a wide range of contexts that require different approaches to assistance. That is the main finding of a recent Embassy field visit to PAM and CFU-supported female farmers in Gwembe valley and Mkushi district.

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Zambia's Minister of Finance, Hon. Alexander B. Chikwanda and Norway's Ambassador Arve Ofstad handshaking on the signed New Bilateral Tax Agreement between Zambia and Norway.

Zambia’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Alexander B. Chikwanda and Norway’s Ambassador Arve Ofstad on Thursday 17 th December signed the new bilateral Tax Agreement between Zambia and Norway. The purpose of this agreement is to avoid double taxation, but also to prevent tax evasion. The new agreement is in line with modern state-of-the-art tax agreements, and replaces the outdated previous agreement...

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The outgoing Auditor General, Dr Anna Chifungula speaking at her farewell dinner. (Photo: Arve Ofstad)

Norway has supported the Auditor General’s Office in Zambia for 20 years, since 1995, and has an ongoing agreement which has been extended into 2017. On 11 th December 2015 Norway’s ambassador, H.E. Arve Ofstad, contributed to the farewell event celebrating the outgoing Auditor General of Zambia, Dr Anna Chifungula. Dr Chifungula had served as a strong and independent Auditor-General for almost...

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This female farmer in Gwembe is now food-secure thanks to PAM project.

The second phase of Norwegian Embassy support to the Programme Against Malnutrition (PAM) upscaling of pilot activities in Gwembe (Southern province) and Senanga (Western province) was launched in Lusaka on 4 November 2015. A programme focusing on women – for better nutrition and incomes The two districts are among the most vulnerable and food insecure areas in the country with severe scarcity ...

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Children from the SOS Children’s Village in Lusaka enjoyed the RAFIKI movie, and promised to stay as “best friends” forever. “Rafiki” is a Swahili word and means exactly “friends”. The film is about two Norwegian girls Julie and Mette, and an Eritrean refugee Naisha. They are best friends, they make snowball fights with boys, race down steep hills on a sledge, and are looking forward to...

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The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oslo.

Norway Will Close its Embassy in Lusaka in 2016

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Photo: Veslemøy Salvesen, UD.

Foreign Minister Børge Brende presented the Government’s action plan on business and human rights on Monday, October 12th. The action plan seeks to ensure that Norwegian businesses adhere to established international norms.

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It was with great honour that Norway took home the prize for best sportsmanship at the 2015 Nordic Sports Day in Lusaka. The prize is awarded to the team that shows support for other nations, fair play and consistently fields balanced teams in terms of both age and gender.

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Norwegian Ambassador Arve Ofstad presenting his speech. 
Photo: Jens Preben Munthe.

These were the three main points raised by Norway's Ambassador Arve Ofstad when he spoke at the 30th Anniversary of the umbrella organisation NGOCC for women and development.

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