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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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Germany rescinds approval for Saudi Arabia arms deal over Khashoggi killing

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Germany has halted previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia amid the controversy surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The German government last...

Zimbabwe to let gold, platinum mines retain higher dollar earnings

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The Zimbabwean government has announced plans to allow gold and platinum mining companies to retain up to 55 percent of their earnings in dollars. This...

DR Congo says ready to hold December poll

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has vowed to conduct a credible presidential poll despite the security and humanitarian challenges the country is facing. While...

Nigerian opposition candidate vows to invest $450 billion in infrastructure if elected

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Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Monday he would invest $90 billion annually in infrastructure over the next 5 years if he wins...

Opinion

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Opinion: Strong, fair trade with China critical to Africa’s development

2 weeks ago
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

2 weeks ago
  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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Opinion: China International Import Expo, A New Approach to Global Trade

2 weeks ago
By Edward Kusewa  The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is being dubbed by some experts as the newest approach in global trade. In describing this...
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