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Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

AFRICANGLOBE - The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked recently at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti. In the presence of Djibouti’s President, His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, and Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, His Excellency Hailemariam Desalegn.

In Nigeria, the Slow, Winding Return of the Train Service

AFRICANGLOBE - The resumption of direct train service between Lagos and Kano by the Nigeria Railway Corporation has been postponed several times in the past. The delay in the resumption of the service, however, ended on Friday, December 21, 2012, when a 20-coach passenger train left the Iddo Railway Terminus in Lagos for Kano.

East African Rail Project to Cost Over U.S.$5 Billion

AFRICANGLOBE - The East African Community railway line that will connect Rwanda- Tanzania and Burundi project would cost about $5.2 billion, according to a...

China Opens Railway Technology Institution In Nigeria

AFRICANGLOBE - In an effort to foster capacity development in Africa’s second largest economy, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has launched a railway...

Nigeria Secures Loan From China for Massive Railway Project

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory,  Abuja and its surrounding areas will soon be benefiting from a new railway system, thanks to a loan agreement signed...

Nigeria Signs Billion Dollar Lagos-Ibadan Rail Contract With Chinese

Nigeria's Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, has said that with the commencement of rail transport between Ibadan, Oyo State capital, and Lagos in...

Mega Lamu Project: Kenya’s Gateway to Africa

A new transport corridor through northern Kenya would make many happy: South Sudan wants access to the Indian Ocean and the Nairobi government wants...

Ethiopia Urges Foreign Investment in Railways

Ethiopia has called for more foreign investment into the country's railways, as it plans to build a railway network of nearly 6,000 kilometers in...

GE and Kenya Plan New Projects

Kenya will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on development with General Electric Company. This was agreed after the company's top executive led by its chairman and chief executive Jeffrey Immelt, and the President and CEO for Africa, Jay Freland were hosted by the vice president Kalonzo Musyoka at an inter-ministerial round table meeting in Nairobi yesterday.

South Africa and Swaziland to Build $2 Billion Railway Line

The 146-kilometre railway line to be established between South Africa and Swaziland will help reduce the cost of doing business between the two countries. Swazi traders, who import most of their wares from South Africa, feel the new railway infrastructure will also have positive spinoffs for the consumer by lowering the prices of commodities because of the potential reduction of transport costs.

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.

Railway Deck to Boost Johannesburg Investment

Johannesburg's multi-billion rand railway deck is to be built in phases over 30 years east and west of the city's central Park Station. It will have a range of housing options – low cost and mixed rental units – hotels and office blocks.

Tanzania and Rwanda to Speed Up Rail Project

The governments of Tanzania and Rwanda have agreed to closely monitor and speed up the process to start the construction of the railway line between the two countries to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Uganda Secures Fundin For New Railway

The securing of $164m to revamp the aging Uganda-Kenya railway line underscores investors' confidence in the East African Community and opens the doors wide for increased trade.

Contractors Rush for South Sudan Contracts

Several road construction companies are angling for emerging opportunities in South Sudan as the new country begins reconstruction. The landlocked country is set to build roads linking its various states and the neighbouring countries.

Indian Firm to Design $78 Million Mekelle-Djibouti Railway

The expansion initiative is expected to involve 40 to 50 companies working on the design and construction of the network. It would also see more than 20 manufacturers producing spare parts and providing metal engineering and electro-mechanical services.