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Chinese firm drills East Africa’s longest railroad tunnel

China Communications Construction Company Limited (CCCC), contractors of the Nairobi – Naivasha SGR Phase 2A, have successfully drilled the longest railway tunnel in East...

11 suspects accused of SGR vandalism charged with economic sabotage

Eleven people who were arrested in connection to vandalism of the multibillion-shilling Standard Gauge Railway line were on Friday charged with sabotage, destruction of...

Chinese infrastructure: A beacon of hope for Kenya

Kenya lies about 10,000 km away from China. Archaeological evidence shows that back in the 9th century, China was already being traded through the Silk...

Thousands of Kenyans use the new modern train in first week...

Over 7000 passengers have travelled with the newly launched Standard Gauge Railway in Kenya, Madaraka Express, reports Business Daily. https://twitter.com/SGR_Kenya/status/872515958325248007 “Over the last week we have...

Kenyans benefit from skills through SGR vocational training

Over the past two years, Chinese corporations have focused on vocational training for Kenyan SGR employees. And by collaborating with colleagues in China, these companies...

New train ticket sales start after official launch

Hours after the official launch, Nairobi Terminus started to sell tickets of the SGR service this afternoon. Two Chinese tourists became the lucky ones...

China officially hands over the SGR to Kenya

China has officially handed over the Standard Gauge Railway to Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta has been joined at the Port of Mombasa by dozens of...

A sneak preview of Kenya’s new passenger train

A final check on the train that's been called a game-changer for Kenya, the standard gauge railway (SGR) between Mombasa and Nairobi has been...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

The SGR project is not only being followed keenly in Kenya, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East Africa...

Ugandan phase of SGR expected to start this year

Kenya's SGR project is not only being followed keenly in the country, but also in the larger East African region. The region under the East...

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Libyans celebrate 8th revolution anniversary

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Libyans celebrated the 8th anniversary of the uprising that led to toppling of long serving leader, Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Eight years ago, Libya experienced...

Army to be “ruthless” against tampering in Nigeria’s postponed vote – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that anyone trying to tamper with Nigeria’s postponed vote risked their lives and accused the electoral commission of...

Rwanda hasn’t banned Ugandan goods – envoy

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The deputy Ugandan Ambassador to Rwanda, Ms Anne Katusiime, yesterday dismissed as rumours claim that the Rwandan government had banned the exportation of Ugandan...

Four Zimbabwe generals retired in Mnangagwa’s first purge of military

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Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa retired four generals on Monday, in the first major shake-up of the armed forces since he took office and including...

Opinion

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Opinion: Competition, then cooperation may be the best way to build up Africa

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A new U.S. strategy for Africa was recently released by Washington, the core of which is to further U.S. priorities in Africa by strengthening...
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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

by Dr. David Monyae The Africa-China relationship can best be described as comprehensive and strategic at this stage. This is primarily due to multiple agreements...
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Opinion: Through CIIE, China projects bold new vision of the future

  by Ken Gichinga A new economic vision for China was unveiled during the launch of the world’s first International Import Expo in Shanghai. In his...
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