The Norwegian Council for Africa

The Norwegian Council for Africa

The Norwegian Council for Africa is a solidarity organisation which sees dissemination of information as its most important tool in its contribution towards justice and development in and for Africa. Read more >

Watch our new film: The Norwegian Paradox - oil in Angola

 

Angola is Norway’s “biggest and most important economic partner in Africa” says the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Angolan continental shelf is the largest contributor to Statoil’s production outside Norway, and last year the company paid NOK 30 billion in taxes to the Angolan government – more than the sum total of Norwegian development aid. But what happens to all the money? Does it contribute to development and strengthen human rights? Or does it help to keep a corrupt regime in power?

We travelled to Angola to follow the money.The film is directed by Even Stormyhr.

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Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor

'Lagos' - A Dinner Series

Maura Judkis reports on Tunde Wey's ongoing food tour in the Washington Post:
Nigerian food is not monolithic. "Nigeria is a colonial construct. When I’m saying Nigerian food, I’m really only cooking food from Yoruba and Igbo [cultures]," said Wey. Ethnic groups throughout the region may have dishes in common, but utilize different flavors and technique. "They all share a similar taste profile," he said. Nigerian food isn't pretentious, either. "Nothing is being deconstructed, foamed, jellified, gelatinized whatever. It’s just really honest food...[continue reading]
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LAGOS is a restaurant concept, born in nigeria and raised in detroit, serving authentic nigerian cuisine in a relaxed and communal setting. we don't peddle tired stereotypes or gimmicks; none of that “coming-to-america-mud-cloth-and-zebra-print-wearing-spear-chucking-natives-in-ceremonial-masks” going on here.

sometime in the undefinable future our brick and mortar location will be open- so come visit. in the interim (that's business speak for "instead of fucking around doing nothing") we're currently on tour, hosting dinners at various dope-cities, serving delicious food your mouth has probably never… ( Read on! )
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