Norway supports negotiations in
(Ed. note: A reward for Kenyans to wage war? - or given
directly into the pockets of Kofi Atta Annan and Nane Maria
Lagergren for their retirement in Kenya? Couldn't the oil-hungry
Norwegians given that kind of money for peaceful development
instead now for de-escalation? Always too little - always too late
now enlarged by always to the wrong side? Like Annan himself as
Head of UN Peacekeeping - responding too slowly and too "diplomatic"
to stop the Rwandan genocide! Or is it just - reverse to "as
father as son" - a remake of food for oil?)
The Norwegian government has granted USD 1 million in support of
the ongoing negotiations aimed at solving the political crisis in
"It is important that Norway continues to support negotiations on
a solution to the political crisis in Kenya," says State Secretary
"We will therefore provide up to USD 1 million for the process
being led by Kofi Annan.
“The negotiations in Kenya have so far resulted in agreement on
negotiating a political solution and on measures to stop the
violence and human suffering. In order to ensure commitment to
real negotiations, it is important that the international
community makes a concerted effort to keep the parties at the
“Even if a solution is found during the next few days, a good deal
of negotiation will still be needed to resolve the underlying
issues. These include the need for reform of the constitution and
the judiciary, more equitable distribution of resources, and land
reform,” says Mr Johansen.
Norway has for years supported Kenya through its aid program. The
African nation erupted into tribal violence after the incumbent
president declared himself the winner of the December election,
while the opposition claimed vote fixing in many areas.