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What Tanzania’s Review of Mineral Laws should mean for all mineral rich underdeveloped countries?

In a follow-up of the recommendations of two presidential investigations carried out on ACACIA’s gold-copper-silver concentrates (addressed…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on July 4, 2017 at 22:05 — 9 Comments

As Xi Jinping argues for Globalization and its free trade aspect, he argues for the proposed EAC-EU free trade pact (EPA).

As Xi Jinping argues for Globalization and its free trade aspect HERE, he argues for the proposed EAC-EU free trade pact (EPA) I also argued it is a blessing…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on January 17, 2017 at 15:16 — No Comments

Why African Mineral Policies are not African?

One: Playing big cats (developed countries) in a field dominated by big cats (developed countries) when small cats are what developing African countries are.

Most African Mineral Policies  are not delivering national expectations most effectively due the non-African reliance on private sector led mining sectors they are built for when indigenous private sectors are still underdeveloped, incorporate negligible fractions of their local populations through stock…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on June 8, 2014 at 19:44 — 3 Comments

Mining in Sub-Saharan Africa: Why contributing so little in the development of economies within the Region!?

While contibuting a lot of revenues and raw materials in the development of Western economies, mining industries in the mineral rich Sub-Saharan African countries contribute very little in the development of economies within the region.

Responsible for the little contibution to African economies are the faulty Mineral Policies countries in the region are equipped with.

In the development of Mineral Policies, Governments in the mineral rich Sub-Saharan African countries failed…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on May 21, 2014 at 14:14 — 2 Comments

Oil, natural gas revenues for community banks and insurance , not special funds for future generations in the underdeveloped like Tanzania.

Deposits of minerals like oil and natural gas are: a valuable heritage of all generations in the countries owning them; non renewable once extracted; and the most important of the readily available sources of seed capital mineral rich underdeveloped countries like Tanzania could have extracted for investing to liberate their populations from extreme levels of poverty and continuing dependence on foreign aid.

These underdeveloped countries should ensure foreign involved extraction of…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on February 15, 2014 at 7:17 — No Comments

State controlled companies, Production profit sharing not choice for Tanzania and other emerging oil and natural gas rich developing countries.

The call of Tanzania Private Sector Foundation and other Tanzanian stakeholders for special arrangement to be put in place to enable Tanzanian individuals and groups to overcome the great challenges arising from  huge capital and costly risks oil and natural gas exploration is associated with is timely and very practical.

To overcome challenges, foreign explorers and/or investors simultaneously operate with a package of exploration blocks which are well scattered over prospective…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on January 25, 2014 at 15:27 — No Comments

Upstream content is a must foundation of Tanzania’s natural gas policy which delivers optimal empowerment of locals in the development of national economy.

Tanzania’s new natural gas policy announced recently is founded on fault belief that it is only the well funded and experienced foreign oil and natural gas investors could handle the most rewarding upstream natural gas prospects generation and appraisal, from which opportunities would be generated for locals to invest in the midstream and downstream natural gas activities which would evolve.

It is a fault basis Tanzania’s new gas policy is founded on because the most important pursued…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on December 1, 2013 at 19:53 — No Comments

Benefit sharing in foreign involved appraisal and exploitation of minerals in developing countries should base on appraised reserves, not on production only

Production sharing models commonly used in the distribution of benefit in foreign involved appraisal and exploitation of mineral resources in developing countries are not fair because they deny the developing countries share of the most important profits generated.

They prescribe the developing countries shares of the lesser important revenues which generate from sales of produced  minerals (often after many years of waiting for costs recovery to accomplish) and none of the most…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on November 21, 2013 at 20:12 — No Comments

New oil and gas model for Tanzania should base on appraised reserves, not on production sharing

Production sharing model in oil and gas Tanzanian Government introduced recently is not one of good options developing countries like Tanzania could have considered to pick from.

It is bad because it only prescribes Tanzania a share of the minor profits which would realize from oil and gas sales after many years of waiting for costs recovery to accomplish, and not of other more important forms of oil and/or gas profit which could start generating as soon as appraisal of oil and/or gas…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on November 19, 2013 at 22:17 — No Comments

Self-reliance should dominate African mineral resources appraisal

Progress in most mineral rich African countries is slow because foreign aid and investments in their mineral resources appraisal and exploitation dominate as main source of seed capital for their development. 

By deactivating the important role of self-reliance in the struggle of societies for survival and prosperity in their environments, aid caused most mineral rich African countries to develop chronic dependence on foreign investments in the appraisal and exploitation of their…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on September 16, 2013 at 19:59 — No Comments

African Central Governments should let and enable rural communities to own and manage exploitation of natural resources within their lands.

Liberation of African countries from colonialism has failed to enable their majority rural populations out of the extreme levels of poverty most are still dwelling in because Central Governments in most of the countries are the owners of natural resources like minerals in rural areas and passing them (without much consultation with the rural communities) to foreign investors who exploit them for peanut taxes directly payable to the Central Governments and donations to the affected rural…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on August 12, 2013 at 7:33 — No Comments

Why Lake Malawi dispute should solve basing on the 1982 UN convention on the Law of the Sea.

Validity of the 1890 Heligoland treaty ended with the liberation of Malawi and Tanzania from European colonialism because by addressing colonial interests alone, the treaty violated the traditional rights of affected communities in Tanzania and Malawi on Lake Nyasa (Malawi) they shared peacefully for generations before the arrival of European colonialists. The 1890 Heligoland treaty should therefore end with the end of colonialism in the two countries it affected because retaining it by…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on July 30, 2013 at 21:09 — 1 Comment

Malawi-Tanzania Border Solution needs bad 1890 Heligoland treaty revoked

Malawi-Tanzania Border Solution needs bad 1890 Heligoland treaty revoked

 

Border dispute between Malawi and Tanzania is a product of European colonialists’ disregard of the traditional rights of African communities on their natural heritage in the colonization of the African continent.  The 1890 Heligoland Agreement reached by British and Germany colonialists in their dispossession of African communities in Malawi and Tanzania should be dishonoured by Governments…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on July 23, 2013 at 20:46 — 3 Comments

Enabling African countries like Tanzania to realize industrial potentials.

Like several other African countries, potentials Tanzania is gifted in mineral resources, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and power generation are huge, and its favourable climate throughout the year  and coastal location right on the interface of trade exchange between markets in Tanzania and the other landlocked countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), East and Central Africa and markets in the other countries sharing the Indian Ocean and its coastlines in Africa,…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on June 7, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Ways Africa Could Secure Deserved Share of Global Manufacturing and Technologies

Way Africa Could Secure Deserved Share of Global Manufacturing and Technologies

Despite of been one of the most gifted in terms of natural resources and manufacturing potentials, Africa is still the world’s poorest and most backward continent in its application of modern technologies and its share of global manufacturing is only 1 % and shrinking as its labour intensive made goods fail to compete with the imported goods which are more competitive in the local market because…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on May 12, 2013 at 20:00 — No Comments

Collaboration among African countries a must in the development of foundation infrastructures for jobs and economic growth on the Continent.

Collaboration among African countries a must in the development of foundation infrastructures for jobs and economic growth on the Continent.

Author: Dr. Antipas Massawe/massaweantipas@hotmail.com

Despite of the huge revenues governments on the African continent are earning from the continuing development and exploitation of nonrenewable natural resources like minerals , economic growth is still very slow and…

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Added by Antipas Massawe on February 25, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

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