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#SGRLaunch: Railway project has huge impact on Kenyan communities

Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project was split into two phases, with the first phase beginning in the coastal city of Mombasa and ending in the capital Nairobi. More than 600 kilometres of new track has...

#SGRLaunch: Kenya’s billion dollar project to provide employment to 30,000 Kenyan youths

Billed as the most ambitious project in Kenya since it gained independence in 1963, the first section of the East-African nation’s $13 billion railway is to launch on 31 May. https://youtu.be/hXr2A_hzrnc

Chinese President Xi’s special envoy to attend opening ceremony of railway in Kenya

Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong will attend a ceremony in Kenya to mark the completion of the railway linking Mombasa and Nairobi, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday. At the invitation of the Kenyan...

The Genesis: Kenya-China $5bn deal could spell end of ‘lunatic express’ #SGRLaunch

An ambitious deal between Kenya and China may spell the end of the line for "the lunatic express" and lay the tracks for a new railway that will propel East Africa into the 21st...

#SGRLaunch: Role of the SGR in EAC integration

According to President Uhuru Kenyatta, the SGR is destined to go beyond Kenya’s borders, into Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The railway is expected to run from Nairobi to Mombasa and...

Chinese couples hold their wedding at Kenyan train station

Work at the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) Nairobi Terminus on Saturday momentarily came to a halt when Kenyan workers joined their Chinese peers to witness a group wedding of four Chinese couples. The ceremony, conducted...

IMF’s role in BRI: Policy coordination & technical assistance

This week China invited key players around the world to share the benefits of the Belt and Road Initiative, IMF's Christine Largarde was among them and on the sidelines of the forum she told...

Kenya lauds Belt and Road Initiative as best model for growth of Africa

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Monday that the Belt and Road Initiative is the best model for Africa's desired progress, Xinhua reports. Kenyatta told a round-table summit of global leaders in Beijing that the...

How is Africa benefiting from the Belt & Road Initiative?

In 2013, on a visit to Kazakhstan, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a proposal for a “Silk Road Economic Belt.” In South East Asia later that year, Xi proposed a “21-Century Maritime Silk Road.” The...

Chinese enterprises offer local employment to Kenyans

In Kenya, an ambitious new Chinese construction project is taking place in the country. The Wu Yi Company has repaired and built several roads in the country. Now, it's most ambitious project yet includes a...