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Djibouti-Ethiopia rail showcases China's expertise and funding

It designed the system and provided trains and engineers for 745.6 km line

Published Wed, Feb 8, 2017 · 09:50 PM

Djibouti

THE 10.24am train out of Djibouti's capital drew some of the biggest names in the Horn of Africa last month. Serenaded by a chorus of tribal singers, the crush of African leaders, European diplomats and pop icons climbed the stairs of the newly built train station and merrily jostled their way into the pristine, air-conditioned carriages making their inaugural run.

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