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The Addis Metro will comprise two lines – one from east to west and the other from south to centre. (Image source: HernnPiera/Flickr)

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first light rail system or metro was inaugurated in Addis Ababa, said the head of the Ethiopian Railways Corporation Getachew Betru

Ethiopia is developing its transport sector in a bid to provide a boost to its economy. (Image source: AtifGulzar/

The Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line is expected to begin operations early next year, according to project officials

Tanzania will construct a standard gauge railway line, in addition to uprading existing railway lines to harmonise it with the ones in southern and central Africa. (Image source: Pixabay)

The East African nation is working with countries such as Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia in a bid to boost its railway infrastructure

Nigeria transports only 0.1 per cent of its freight by rail, and GE hopes to boost the locomotive sector in the West African nation. (Image source: Bobolink/Flickr)

General Electric (GE) has plans to increase revenue from Africa to around US$10bn by 2020, by specifically targeting the railway, energy and health sectors in Nigeria and Ethiopia

The Cital plant has assembled 20 trams to date for use in Algerian cities. (Image source: Cital)

A three-company joint venture (JV) Cital has inaugurated a tramway assembly and maintenance site in Annaba, Algeria

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