Archive for the ‘Mozambique’ Category

China Steers Course for African Ports In Renewed Diplomatic Push

Via China Strategy, a report on China’s interest in African ports via a renewed diplomatic push” On March 23, the ships arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for a five-day stopover before heading to the port of Maputo in Mozambique on April 1 for another five-day tour. While in Tanzania, representatives visited the Dar es […]

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China’s Fishing Fleet: Causing Havoc Off Africa’s Coasts

Courtesy of The Economist, a report on the economic and environmental impact of China’s overseas fishing fleets: “The foreman woke us up by hitting us,” said the sailor. For the next 20 hours, on a typical day, the bleary-eyed crew would be hauling up fishing nets. If sharks got entangled they would hack off their fins, […]

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Infrastructure Plans Aimed To Energize Mozambique’s Coal Exports

Via Bulk Materials International, a report on infrastructure plans aimed at expanding Mozambique’s coal exports: Several years after the project was shelved, Thai Moçambique Logistica (TML) has revived its plan to build a new coal port at Macuse near the mouth of the River Zambezi in Mozambique. Interest in the country’s coal industry seemed to […]

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Mozambique Lays Down Legislation To Govern Revenue From Natural-Gas Exports

Via Engineering News, a report on Mozambique’s plans for its natural gas export earnings: Mozambique’s council of ministers approved a decree for the nation’s new sovereign wealth fund legislation, governing how one of the world’s poorest nations spends earnings from an estimated $91.7-billion in natural-gas exports in the coming decades. Introducing the law was a key […]

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Total Funders Weigh Mozambique Restart After Three-Year Halt

Via Bloomberg, an article on attempts to restart Mozambique liquefied natural gas project: Continent’s biggest project financing raised about $15 billion Site is under force majeure because of Islamist insurgency Lenders to TotalEnergies SE’s Mozambique liquefied natural gas project are weighing the release of billions of dollars in funding as the company plans to resume construction […]

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Africa’s Energy Frontiers Draw Chinese Investors

Via Energy, Capital, and Power, a look at Chinese investment interest in Africa’s energy potential: As the continent’s largest trading partner, China has played an active role in harnessing Africa’s energy resources and developing critical infrastructure to date. As the country seeks to secure future energy supplies – as well as foster regional diplomacy in […]

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