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News / DT 3 / 2008

Statkraft wants majority ownership of SN Power

 
The power struggle over SN Power continues. Now that SN Power has become a huge commercial success, Statkraft is aiming to take control in the firm. The other owner, Norfund, the aid-financed risk capital fund, wants to invite in new owners and have SN Power invest more in Africa.
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Donors to decide on Tanzania’s budget support soon

 
Nordic donors will decide on future budget support for Tanzania in early April. A key issue is the authorities’ commitment to fight corruption. An audit reveals that USD 113 million is unaccounted for at the Bank of Tanzania and last month Prime Minister Edward Lowassa had to resign over another corruption scandal.
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Danish TV backs down, five new NGOs join charity show

 
In the battle for public attention and market share, seven large NGOs were forced to give up their monopoly on a prime time TV charity show after complaints from organisations that were excluded last year.
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Sida’s new dream team

 
The new Director General of Sida Anders Nordström, who took up his post at the agency at the end of January, has just appointed a Deputy Director General - Ambassador Mia Horn af Rantzien.
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New Norwegian hydro firm takes form

 
Hydro Power Norway, a cluster of ten Norwegian hydropower companies, is now one step closer to a decision about launching a new investment company for hydropower abroad.
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Lop-sided financing of UN peace fund

 
The UN Peacebuilding Fund expects to reach its financial target of USD 250 million during its second year with funding from 42 countries. But burden sharing remains extremely lop-sided with a handful of donors providing most of the funding.
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MS weighs pros and cons of joining ActionAid

 
The Danish NGO MS is midway through a year-long process of considering whether or not to become an affiliate of the international NGO ActionAid.
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