- The Norwegian embassy in Kenya was to restore operations at its embassy in Kenya, following the evacuation yesterday because of a bomb threat.
The foreign ministry officials in Oslo announced that, "Operations are due to resume this afternoon," adding that the move was decided after the Kenyan police had assured safety having searched the embassy building in Nairobi with bomb dogs and security had been tightened.
The embassy building was evacuated yesterday, compelling other building users such as the Swedish embassy also to temporarily suspend operations.
According to report, an unknown group with alleged ties to al-Qaeda had sent the threat in an e-mail signed with the signature Worrier Brave, that was also copied to the media.
The email further claimed that Norway was supporting Kenya to claim a few islands on the Somali coast, for selfish reasons of exploring and exploiting in the area.
The Kenyan police have however dismissed the threat, saying it could not be genuine, though the search would continue.
Despite the assurances, the Norwegian nationals in Kenya have been urged to be on the alert.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.