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Rais wa Brazil awasili Kenya kisha kuelekea Tanzania

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    Ab-Titchaz Content Manager Staff Member

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    Brazil’s President arrives to boost economic ties

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    Handout picture released by the Brazilian presidency of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva receiving a flower bouquet during the welcoming ceremony in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on July 04, 2010. Lula da Silva is on a tour in Africa.


    By NATION Reporter and Agencies
    Posted Monday, July 5 2010 at 21:00



    Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrived in Nairobi on Monday evening on the third leg of his tour of Africa aimed at deepening economic ties with the continent.

    Economists maintain that compelling commercial incentives are key drivers of President Lula’s whirlwind trip.

    Brazil belongs to a group of countries whose fast growing economies are forcing them to expand their spheres of influence in the world. The other countries in this bloc known as Bric are Russia, India and China.

    “Over the next 50 years, the Brics economies could become a much larger force in the world economy,” said Goldman Sachs in their global outlook report released in May this year.

    Just like its other Brics economies, critical to Brazil’s re-emergence on the global stage has been the scintillating growth in exports, which have increased by 13.2 per cent yearly since 2000.

    Kenya opened an embassy in Brazil for the first time ever in 2008 and trade ties have improved since then, with national carrier Kenya Airways buying passenger jets made in the South American country.

    The Brazilian leader, the first to visit Kenya, is expected to meet President Kibaki, National Assembly Speaker Kenneth Marende and other leaders.

    Commercial exchanges between Brazil and African countries have nearly tripled during Mr Lula’s tenure.

    According to economists at the Standard Bank Group, having engaged in its own ‘green revolution’ since the 1970s, Brazil is actively positioning itself to partner Africa in the vital process of boosting energy and food security in the coming decades.

    “Also central to Brazil’s own agricultural and economic renewal has been the development of a strong biofuels industry, which it hopes to expand into fertile African markets,” said economists at the group, which operates in Kenya as CfC Stanbic, Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens.

    In a report in February this year, they said Africa’s vast untapped potential offers significant opportunities for Brazil’s food and ethanol exporters and technical experts in the agricultural and biofuels industries.

    “While Brazil has significant and growing interests in African oil, centred on Nigeria and Angola, biofuels and agriculture will undeniably play a more crucial role in Brazil-Africa relations in the 21st century,” they said in a report titled Bric and Africa: Brazil Weds itself to Africa’s Latent Agricultural Potential.

    Sources said President Lula could become the first foreign head of state to address the Kenyan Parliament although nothing had been decided by Monday night.

    The first leg of President Lula’s African tour took him to Malabo in Equatorial Guinea, where he met President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

    Later, Mr Lula went to Cape Verde, where he attended a summit of the Economic Community of West African States.

    From Kenya, the Brazilian leader will go to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, where he will attend the World Cup final on July 11, despite Brazil crashing out to The Netherlands in the quarter finals.

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    President Mwai Kibaki (right) receives a football jersey from Brazil President Lula Da Silva at a Nairobi Hotel on July 6, 2010. The Brazilian President visits Kenya before heading to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, where he will attend the World Cup final on July 11.
     
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    President Mwai Kibaki and Brazil's President Lula da Silva holds hands in solidarity at State House, Nairobi on July 6, 2010. The Brazilian President visits Kenya before heading to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, where he will attend the World Cup final on July 11. Looking on are Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka (left) and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim.


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    Kenya's Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang'ula (right) and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim exchange documents at State House Nairobi on July 6, 2010. The ministers signed partnership agreements to promote trade and investment .

     
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    Hii nayo sijui mwaionaje wakuu?...


    Kibaki seeks help from Brazil over Harambee Stars


    By Athman Amran and Josephat Siror


    President Mwai Kibaki is seeking help from Brazil[​IMG] to ensure Harambee Stars features in the next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014.

    The President, who met with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Da Silva at State House Nairobi yesterday, said the two have discussed ways Kenya can partner with Brazil to be adequately prepared for the 2014 World Cup.

    "You are aware that Brazil is hosting the next Fifa World Cup[​IMG]," President Kibaki said adding that he wants Kenya to feature in Brazil.

    Da Silva, who said he was sad because Brazil was knocked out of the ongoing World Cup in South Africa, hoped Kenya prepares well for 2014 World Cup so that players from the two countries can meet in the finals.

    And the Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Hellen Sambili, who was at State House with the two Presidents, has summoned a crucial meeting next week to discuss football woes bedeviling the country.

    The minister said the stakeholders’ meeting would focus on the need to revitalise troubled football industry.

    "We have invited all the stakeholders including referees to a meeting where problems facing the sector will be addressed," said Prof Sambili.

    She added that the country has great potential to produce youth aspiring to be world’s best footballers in future, but blamed politics for being obstacle to this core.

    The minister noted that Kenya has signed co-operation agreement with Brazil that would help boost football in the country.
    Kenya failed to qualify for their maiden 2010 World Cup held in the African continent. Harambee Stars were bundled out of the World Cup qualifiers in the third round.

    Nigeria qualified from the group but were eliminated from the World Cup with only a point in the group B that had Argentina, Greece and South Korea.

    But yesterday, Prof Sambili hinted that the country will participate in the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil.

    "I am saddened that the country failed to quality for the on-going World Cup in South Africa, but I assure the country that we will be part of the 2014 World Cup," said Sambili during the launch of a four-year belated 2008-2012 strategic plan for her ministry.

    The Standard | Online Edition :: Kibaki seeks help from Brazil over Harambee Stars seeks help from Brazil over Harambee Stars
     
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    Yaani hicho ndio cha maana zaidi walikiona kwa waBrazil?. Na leo akifika bongo Kikwete atamwabia unajua hata wakina Kaka na Robinho walikua hapa tuliwatunza vizuri tu mkuu! Viongozi wetu wa Afrika ni noma!
     
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    Ukiozoea kuomba, unaomba kila kitu hata kutoka fedha mpaka donation ya football skills. It's a mindset!
     
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