Djibouti-Ethiopia rail showcases China's expertise and funding
It designed the system and provided trains and engineers for 745.6 km line
Thu, Feb 09, 2017 - 5:50 AM
The opening ceremony for Africa's first electric, transnational railway, which cost US$4b and took six years to complete, before its inaugural journey from Djibouti to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, on Jan 10.
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...