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Bombardier, Huawei and GMC Technologies will be involved in delivering the US$51 million railway project. (Image source: fcl1971/

Zambia Railways (ZR) has signed a US$51 million contract for a state-of-the-art signalling and telecommunication project

The new railway will reportedly have a design capacity of five mn tonnes. (Image source: String Bass Dave/Flickr)

Zambia’s Northwest Rail Company (NWR) has awarded a 590km railway line contract to Grindrod Freight Services to link copper mines from northern Zambian to Angolan borders

Earlier this year, Djibouti and Ethiopia launched a US$600mn 784-km railway project. (Image source: Erik Cleves Kristensen/Flickr)

The government of Djibouti and China’s Shanghai Electric have signed an agreement for the construction of a 63 kV power line for a railway project, linking the African nation with Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and South Sudan

The railway upgrades are part of the Tanzanian government’s plan to accelerate country’s development between 2011 and 2016. (Image source: Barbara Stoessel/

Tanzania has set aside US$85mn for upgrading its rail services in the financial year 2013-14 to ease cost of transportation within the country and to eastern and southern Africa

The first 450km section of the railway connecting Mombasa with Nairobi will be constructed by state-owned CRBC. (Image source: USArmyAfrica/Flickr)

The Kenyan government has started work on a US$13.8bn railway project which will link the nation with Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, and enhance trade between the countries

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