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Ghana puts its hope in oil

Norway is helping Africa’s youngest oil nation with a prescription for prosperity. But the learning goes both ways.

African agronomists keep ties to Norway

Norway has played a key role in agricultural research in Tanzania. Two Norwegian government ministers visited the country this week.

Same-sex attracted men neglected in Africa

HIV-related research and programming has excluded same-sex attracted men in Africa for three decades. Their exclusion cannot be accounted for by the assertion that they are unreachable, says researcher.

Spouses in arranged marriages are more generous

Spouses in arranged marriages in Southern Ethiopia show more cohesion and are more generous with each other than spouses in love marriages.

Invisible child soldiers

In DR Congo, 30 to 40 percent of the child soldiers are girls. They experience more sexual abuse and stigmatisation and they receive less help and attention from the international community.

Old disputes on using the Nile may soon be solved

Millions of people in need of water are unable to utilize the Nile due to old obscure agreements. Research now shows that several of the treaties are no longer valid.

Norwegian elite support immigration

The social elite in Norway are more supportive of immigration than the rest of the country’s population. The elite are also very supportive of the welfare state, but not everyone with lots of money is thrilled with the redistribution of wealth.