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Halle Jørn Hanssen

Former Secretary General of Norwegian People's Aid, TV correspondent, politician and author.

What does the Center Party, the Red Party and the Green Party really want to change?

Chronicle: The EEA is, for example, aviation, energy cooperation, banking cooperation, satellite navigation, medical cooperation (covid-19 and vaccine cooperation), cooperation on security in communication technology, railway package and police cooperation. What is the alternative, raisin picking in Brussels?

What shaped him as a human being

Thorbjoern Jagland: You must own it yourself
MEMORY: Was the most interesting thing in Thorbjørn Jagland's book overlooked by the critics?

The mask game in Congo

POLICY: Halle Jørn Hanssen is based on this contribution in his contribution to the new anthology The mask game in Congo – about the campaign for the release of Tjostolv Moland and Joshua French.

Dictator country, hand in hand

China's grip on Africa tightens at record speed, while the country is blowing UN sanctions against African dictators and war criminals.

South Sudan: From really bad to worse

Halle Jørn Hanssen: Lives at stake – South Sudan during the Liberation Struggle
The biggest refugee tragedy on the African continent is taking place in South Sudan today. It is constantly growing and thus appears to be an even bigger famine disaster.

A memory book from Moscow

Well spread out over near 50 years I have visited Moscow several times, the first time in 1967. It has been reasonably contrasting experiences.

President and peace saboteur

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir wants everything but peace, and sticks in the wheels of dialogue and peace processes with both defiance and abuse of power. Why does he act as he does?

A fight for freedom, solidarity and peace

Ny Tid brings here the obituary of Gunnar Garbo, written by his friend for 55 years, Halle Jørn Hanssen.

Masterpiece on the history of South Africa

The history book we needed about South Africa has finally arrived – and it probably couldn't have been carried by anyone else. The story is dramatic, diverse and appalling, but also leaves behind optimism and hope.