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US$30b of rail projects spanning 11,000km being built in Africa

Railway infrastructure is vital to improve trade between African countries
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 05:50

WORK IN PROGRESS: Besides the East African line, others on the continent include Bollore SA's plan to develop a 2,700-kilometre West African rail corridor.


ON a sweltering Kenyan morning on the outskirts of a national wildlife park, Chinese and local workers manoeuvre a massive concrete rail bridge structure onto towering support piers. In the distance, trucks loaded with shipping containers rumble down a highway.


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