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(In Pictures) The first electric transnational railway in Africa – Djibouti to Ethiopia

Last year, the first electric transnational railway in Africa went into operation from Djibouti City to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Government officials, diplomats, and socialites, were in attendance for the historic occasion. Also in attendance were Chinese investors, whose 14 billion dollar loan, funded the railway.

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This Chinese-built 756 km long electrified railway that connects landlocked Ethiopia to the smallest East African nation, Djibouti, will start commercial operations in 1st January 2018, Ethio-Newsflash reported today. Power supply, visa issues and test run has been reasons for the delay, the report added.

 

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