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News / DT 14 / 2004

President Museveni gives green light to Karuma Falls

 
NORPAK, the Norwegian developer of Karuma Falls in Uganda, has been officially informed that President Yoweri Museveni has decided that the hydropower project should be initiated.
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Sweden launches record aid budget for 2005

 
The Swedish government proposes a dramatic increase in foreign aid for the coming years.
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Sida shelters Africa and humanitarian aid in 2004 cuts

 
Aid to Africa has been spared as Sida decides where to cut SEK 1.176 billion in spending during 2004 - 8 per cent of the SEK 13.8 billion originally available for this year.
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WFP chief favours field cooperation, but says ‘no’ to common Boards

 
When the Executive Director of the World Food Programme James T. Morris came to Oslo for a visit last week, the official reason was to thank Norway for its generosity. But Norway’s stricter demands on UN agencies might also have been on his mind.
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Reform or face cuts. Norway’s tougher tone with UN agencies

 
A critical statement by the Norwegian delegation to the annual meeting of the World Food Programme (WFP) urged the organisation to take a much more active role in donor harmonisation and coordination.
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Slow progress for good humanitarian donorship

 
A review of the achievements of the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) process finds that donors are generally positive to the principles. But there are as yet few signs of concrete improvements in the way humanitarian aid funds are allocated by the international community.
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Soft landing for most Danish NGOs

 
Danish development NGOs drew a collective sigh of relief when the Danish Foreign Ministry published its 2004 report on the popular support for NGOs earlier this month.
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In Brief

 
Still no Zambian signature on ZAMCOM Two months ago, the historic signing of an agreement to recreate a Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) was hailed as an important step for regional peace and stability and for rational use of the Zambezi River Basin resources.
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