Norwegian Ambassador Arve Ostad (Seated: in the centre) and Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Berlin Msiska (Seated: on the right) with the strong group that attended the Annual MeetingNorwegian Ambassador Arve Ostad (Seated: in the centre) and Zambia Revenue Authority Commissioner General Berlin Msiska (Seated: on the right) with the strong group that attended the Annual Meeting

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) invited in early March (2015) their partners including the Norwegian Tax Administration (NTA), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Statistics Norway, and the Norwegian Embassy to review and discuss the two ongoing programmes of cooperation. This was the annual meetings for Norway’s support to capacity building in the Mining Unit and the Large Taxpayers...

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Tax administrators from six countries gathered in Lusaka. Zambia's Commissioner General Berlin Msiska and Norway's ambassador Arve Ofstad seated in the centre.

Zambia played host to the “tax-for-development” regional workshop 4 th to 5 th March 2015, organised by Norad and attracting the participation of tax administrations from six countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Norway, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, as well the experts from IMF. “Yes, we always think like we are from one tribe.  We are all members of the same tribe, the tax tribe” – Svein Osvik...

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Zambia World Bank Education Project. 
Photo: Mette Tronvoll (2014).

New exhibition shows Nordic architects active in East Africa and Zambia in the 1960s and 1970s

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President Edgar C. Lungu. Photo: Thomas Nsama/ State House Press Office

The Government of Norway headed by Prime Minster Erna Solberg has congratulated His Excellence Edgar C. Lungu on his election as the sixth president of the Republic of Zambia.

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African Openbill. Photo: Hans Peter Melby

The Norwegian Ornithological Society (Norsk Ornitologisk Forening - NOF) and BirdWatch Zambia have collaborated over ten years on bird conservation in Zambia. While most people think of elephants, lions and other big animals that need protection, birds are an equally important part of biodiversity and sustainable natural resource management.

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From the performance I.B.S.E.N. Portuguese scholarship winner 2012. 
Photo: Susana Paiva.

Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights

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We visited TB treatment helpers in communities around Kitwe together with the LHL International Tuberculosis Foundation (LHLI)

Norway participated and made an opening speech at the sixths annual conference of the Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP) in Kitwe in October. In addition, the Embassy and LHLI representatives had half day visit to TB volunteers in communities near Kitwe.

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The visitors stopped by the Norwegian stand to get information about the embassy’s engagements in the country

This and related questions were discussed at the Nordic Open Day on December 10th. The theme this year was women’s political participation, and around 70 people came to the Swedish and Finnish embassy compound, where also Norway was present, to discuss and to learn more about what the Nordic countries are doing in Zambia.

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The Norwegian-Zambian reggae artist “Admiral P” (his real name: Philip Boardman) is ready with his new album “Selvtillit og tro” (self-confidence and faith) this week. He is already an established musician on the Norwegian reggae scene with hits such as “Snakke litt” (talk a little bit) and “Engel” (angel).

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