Mozambique gas discovery brings boom to backwaters

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As boats bob just outside the port terminal dedicated to oil and gas companies, commercial divers check the welds and make sure the barges are ship shape.

One of them is Cremildo Marsena. "To become a diver is something that I had as a dream," he says. "It's good money, which makes me happy...Mozambicans love the sea and we have to stand up and try to make money when it's the time to make money."

In Pemba, the time to make money is now. Major gas reserves have been identified off the coast and big multinationals, who started drilling i