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Montevideo, October 19th 2017 - 01:42 UTC
Agricultural powerhouse Brazil aims to revive ties with Africa after a lull and sees a vast export market for food and manufactured goods in a continent whose population is surging, its foreign minister said. Read full article
REF: Two-way trade between Brazil and Africa peaked in 2013 at US$28.3 billion before plummeting to US$12.4 billion last year, MAINLY DUE TO THE DROP in prices for the oil that Brazil imports from Nigeria, Angola and Algeria:
FORGET the past!
Perhaps the Honourable Minister is totally unaware of the trend in the Oil-Prices. They are not at all likely to shoot-up - neither now nor in the immediate future!
Why are they complaining? If trade with Africa is lower because Brazil is paying less for oil, that's a GOOD thing.
I'm surprised the current government would copy Lula's policy, anyway.
Brazil has also helped Namibia build up its Navy with patrol ships and training for its Marine Corps.
Nambia, surely? ;)
@DT REF: Why are they complaining:
Obviously, for the lack of fabricated excuses.
Also; to justify re-entering into Africa [THE Corrupt CONTINENT (everyone KNOWS!)] where the opportunities are MANY - particularly; for the likes of those in power:
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