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EU targets aid to gas-rich Mozambique, Tanzania

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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:37pm GMT

    By Gemma La Guardia

    BRUSSELS, July 19 (Reuters) - Senior EU officials began a three-day visit to Mozambique and Tanzania on Thursday as the European Union looks to bolster aid and development in a rapidly growing region of Africa that sits on vast reserves of offshore gas.

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Andris Piebalgs, the European aid commissioner, will sign agreements to to provide 37 million euros in financing for local economic development and public projects during the visit.


    But the longer-term goal is to strengthen the EU's ties to southern Africa, a region that is among the most dynamic on the continent and could become a major provider of energy resources to Europe if Asian competitors do not move in first.


    During the visit, Barroso and Piebalgs will visit Beira, a port in central Mozambique that is a critical piece of infrastructure for landlocked neighbouring states such as Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi that need access global markets.


    Mozambique, which at 7 percent has one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world, is a former Portuguese colony. Two decades ago it was one of the world's poorest countries after a long civil war and remains in need of aid.

    As a former prime minister of Portugal, Barroso has an affinity with Portuguese-speaking southern Africa, where the EU is keen not to have its historical links eclipsed by new investment money from China, Brazil and elsewhere.

    One of the most attractive prospects for international investors in both Mozambique and Tanzania are the offshore reserves of natural gas discovered over the past 18 months.


    Last month, U.S. firm Anadarko Petroleum Corp. announced a further significant find and estimates that there could be up to 60 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas off the coast of Mozambique along.


    That would be enough to meet the entire gas consumption of Europe's four biggest economies -- Germany, France, Britain and Italy -- for up to six years running. Similar finds have been made off the Tanzanian coast.


    Many of the investors moving in to the region are European firms, including Royal Dutch Shell, Cove Energy , Italy's ENI, Portugal's Galp Energia and Britain's BG Group.


    The long-term nature of those potential investments has underlined the need for the EU and its member states to strengthen or maintain good political relations with the governments in Mozambique and Tanzania.


    But a spokeswoman for Piebalgs said the visit was not about gas and instead about immediate development assistance at a local level, including strengthening rule of law.


    "We will continue to support the country as long as need be," spokeswoman Catherine Ray said. "Aid is a smart investment and is part of the answer to the crisis because we have no interest in having more poverty in the world."



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    Oh Wow... This will lead to our greedy leaders to become transparent; I don't prefer CHINESE they will choose the few

    to bribe - like what they did to Mzindakaya with the COAL MINE and we deny the SWEDISH and NORWEGIAN Investors

    If Kenyan's see this they way they R in LOVE with the EUROPEANS... UH LALA they will GO CRAZY...

    * Umeona Hawataki CHINA waguse GAS za Tanzania na Mozambique...
     
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    My good friend,
    Lets be realistic, Europeans are not as good as you think, look at the kind of democracy and transparency they have been promoting in Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria etc....:hat:
     
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    If you research Bahrain, Saudi Do have Power on their OIL and Qatar on their GAS than Nigerians because the

    Nigerians did sign their contracts with American Companies TEXACO and families; but Europeans they do have a lot of

    Regulations and get some power on your Property. The Chinese is the Worse-st of the all... Angola they still deal with

    Europeans on their GAS and OIL rather than CHINESE.
     
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    Hawa NATO nikuwaadhibu kwa kutowapa mikataba kwani serikali zao zinaingilia mambo ya ndani kwa mlango wa democracy na misaada ya kibinadamu uku wakituacha watupu...Tukumbuke utapeli unaofanywa na makampuni ya BARRIKCS GOLD MINING ni hawa hawa yani dhahabu inapanda bei maradufu lakini hawataki tupandishe kodi uku wakitutishia kua watatunyima misaada na eti lazima tuheshimu mikataba ya kimataifa na tukumbuke mikataba mingi ina direct link na seriakali zao so hata kupandisha bei kwenye migodi yetu serikali zao zinaingilia kati..Leo tumeona CHINA ikitenga 20 Bilion USD kwa mikopo isiyo na masharti kwa nchi za kiafrica zaidi ata na WB and IFM ambao km taasisi za fedha za DUNIA zinapaswa kutoa mikopo tena bila masharti lakini imekua ndivyo sivyo Na tujiulize kwanini nchi za umoja za ulaya na US zikasirike pale CHINA inapotenga fedha kwa nchi za kiafrika zisizo na masharti? Km ningekua kiongozi wa Africa sidhani km ningeingia mikataba na hawa NATO/US kwani ni wezi kweupeeee uku wakitubabaisha na misaada yao ambayo kwa miaka zaidi 50 haijatusaidia zaidi ya kutuongezea ufisadi kwa manufaa yao...Why mikataba baadhi isainiwe nchini kwao?
     
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    Please note the following:

    1: Neither the Europeans nor any other foreign nation will never ever come assist you to draft good regulations, it is something you have to do by your self.

    2: Bahrain, Saudi, Qatar, Kuwait were and are still UK's and USA's agents in the middle east (nothing has changed). UK and US will ensure those countries remain un-democratic and maintain absolute monarch until the last drop of oil/gas.

    3: In the short period of time China has managed to transform Africa's infrastructure something the west (and their IFM/WB) has failed in the past 50 years. Chinese don't lie with economic growth reports, they take what they want and give you want you want, they do tangible things everybody can see. Look at Thika highway in Kenya, transformation of Luanda, Similar mega projects in Adis Ababa in Ethiopia, EQG, Uganda, DRC, Malawi,Gas pipeline in Tanzania etc, etc...
     
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    1: The Good Example is Qatar, Used to be a Major Exporter of GAS, because of their Policies sometimes refusing to

    export their GAS to European or US for Some reasons and by the fact it is a good friend with Euro and US; still those

    Nations had difficulties receiving their quarter then they find GAS in Australia but it is far not enough...

    * But Quatari they did have an upper hand during the signature of their contract; they were not blindsided like
    Nigerians... up to now they have no clue!!!

    2: The Monarch's were there before the OIL and GAS discoveries and Democracy is not necessarily to be a western

    World One-to call it a real democracy; Monarchical Rule can be democratic if the people accepted it.

    All the time Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Saud Arabia do manipulate Gas and OIL Prices through OPEC and cause a lot

    of problems to UK and US Governments Economies.

    3: Oh Yes; You can see what CHINA Invested to your country but Will you be able to Maintain it on yourself after

    they left? Oh that's is the one of the SHOCKING RELEVATION... Look @ Tazara... we cannot be able to Maintain

    The railway on our own... we will have to bring in the CHINESE, ORDER the CHINESE STUFF everything up to light bulb

    and the labor; But when KAJIMA were here to build the Salendar Bridge - they were gone 20yrs ago but we can

    Maintain on our own...

    * The LUANDA HOUSING PROJECT is damn expensive no one has moved on; No one can afford, the CHINESE builders
    are still there; even the street lights are from CHINA so if broken they have to go to CHINA to get the lights

    * Thika HIGHWAY Kenyan's they have already started complaining of the QUALITY of that road; while the CHINESE
    are complaining that they have not been paid enough.

    888-- YES WE DO SEE WHAT INFRASTRUCTURE they installed in our countries; but is it a WHITE ELEPHANT???
     
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    Do you really wanna know who control the OPEC???

    Monarchies in the middle east were created by the British (UK) as crown agents to protect their merchant ships on route to India... The discovery of oil and gas is just a plus but nothing has changed ever since. It is an open secret that majority of people in those countries oppose the monarchies but there is nothing they can do because of UK and US interests.

    Stop complaining, it is not China's fault if you cant even maintain the infrastructure they build for you...:hat:

    By the way the same Chinese companies are constructing roads and bridge even in the US....LOOK BELOW:

     
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    OPEC it is controlled by the Saudi Arabia if it was US and England right now the Barrell would have been $2 dollars and

    Help their Economies... The CHINESE companies just won the tender it is different from what they do to African

    Countries; If it is an international tender they follow the International Law
     
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    1: OPEC is a divided toothless lap dog of the west, it only control about 35-40% of the world's oil.

    2: Do you really believe that UK and US want the oil price to go down?. The economy of London (and subsequent that of UK as you know it) will collapse if the price of oil falls (that's why they create artificial wars/chaos/panic to make the oil price up). Remember that London makes her money by being the financial center of the world (Insurance of oil tankers, oil companies, oil stock trading/speculation etc, etc, you name it).

    3: International law my foot....:hat: what about bribery scandals by BAE, Oxford publishing, Barrick gold, City water and many other western conglomerates... I repeat, keep your house on order don't blame the Chinese they don't hold you on gun point to sign a deal....:hat:
     
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    Do you have proof about this? or U just talk the talk? This is the first time I hear British Controls OPEC

    Now it seems you are out of your MOVE... where is the FOOT comes from? we were not talking about BAE or

    Barrick GOLD, or CITY Water I believe we were talking about GAS, OIL MIDDLE EAST and OPEC

    It seems you are over-reacting; now you are talking no-sense and i did not expect this to happen I'm a peaceful

    person if you cannot be able to discuss with me peaceful CIAO!!!!
     
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    There is always a first time for everything...have a nice sleep...:hat:
     
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    Sorry it is still 5:50pm not night time
     
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    Kiinglish changu is not richabo,lakini naomba tu kuuliza wakati tukiendelea kujadili kuhusu hawa jamaa wanaokuja kwetu na kujiita investas huwa tunajiuliza kweli ni vipi wao waliendelea bila kutegemea misaada wala investas kutoka nje?Kama wao waliweza kujiletea maendeleo bila mainvestas kutoka nje naomba tujiulize tena,kwa miaka yote hii tunaposhangilia miaka 50 ya uhuru tumenufaika vipi na misaada na hizo investment zao.Tukipata majibu ya haya maswali tutafikia mahali ambapo tutaweza kugundua kuwa hawa watu hawaji kwetu ili kutusaidia ila kuendeleza mfumo uleule wa ukoloni mamboleo kwa jina jipya la uchumi huria.Kuna haja ya sisi wenyewe kuangalia namna ya kuvuna raslimali zetu bila ya kutegemea msaada kutoka nje na hapo ndipo tutakapoweza kuona nchi zetu zikindelea vinginevyo tutakuwa tukiendeleza mzunguko uleule wa umasikini wakati wao wakizidi kushamiri..
     
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    Tembelea hapa worstofall
     
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