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Angola And The Lost Manufacturing Powerhouse Of The Planalto

AFRICANGLOBE - Huambo used to be a centre for large-scale agriculture and manufacturing projects, but it has not recovered from the impact of Angola's long civil war. When President José Eduardo dos Santos opened it on the eve of the 2008 elections, the newly renovated park in Huambo's uptown district of Cidade Alta seemed like a magical world.

The Benguela Railway: 
The Sleepless Giant 
of Angola

In September 1912, the clattering carriages of the Benguela railway reached Huambo on Angola's central plateau. Just under a century later, the trains of the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela (CFB) will once again pull into the city thanks to Chinese capital and technology, which has been busy rehabilitating the most important economic corridor in south-west Africa.

Angola: New Train Service to Boost Regional Development

The circulation of the CFB train from the Angola's port city of Lobito, central Benguela, to Huambo province will boost the region's economic growth.