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At least 10 stowaways dead as DR Congo train derails

Bukavu, DR Congo | AFP | At least 10 stowaways were killed and 24 were injured when a freight train derailed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said Sunday. Rehema Omari, stationmaster in the town of Samba near where the accident occurred on Friday, said the …

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Gov’t gets funding for Tororo-Gulu railway line

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has approved a grant of 21.5 million Euros (94 billion Shillings) for the rehabilitation of the Tororo-Gulu railway. The agreement for the financing was signed this evening between Finance Minister Matia Kasaija and Attillio Pacifici, the Head of EU delegation in Uganda. …

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SGR railway project runs into more trouble

  SGR: Chinese contractor faces boot as Kutesa camp returns Kampala, Uganda | HAGGAI MATSIKO | President Yoweri Museveni is renegotiating the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) contract – again. And the negotiations are not going his way, meaning that once again the project is likely to be delayed even more. …

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Rwanda goes for electric trains to Dar

Kampala, Uganda | INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed to review the design of Isaka-Kigali standard gauge railway. They have dropped the proposed use of diesel engines in favour of electric locomotives. The line is proposed to link the Tanzanian port of Dar-es-Salaam and Kigali; a stretch of …

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2018: Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Plan

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kenya’s investment in the Standard Gauge Railway will strengthen its business position in the region and will benefit local businesses. “We built a world-class railway on time and within budget. On the 2nd of January, that railway will begin carrying commercial cargo, cutting costs …

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Shot fired at rail station near Munich, one injured

Munich, Germany | AFP |  Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said. “Several people were injured by shots. A female police officer was badly wounded” at an S-Bahn …

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Kenyatta to commission SGR on May 31 in Mombasa

Nairobi, KENYA| PSCU| President Uhuru Kenyatta will on May 31 commission the first phase of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) that has been completed on budget, 18 months ahead of schedule. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said China – who provided the funds through loans that ensured the SGR was …

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MPs demand for 2nd class, not first class SGR railway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Physical Infrastructure on Wednesday April 5, 2017 presented to parliament its report on the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in which they demanded  that Uganda downgrades to China Class 2 from China Class 1, in the regional project. Presenting a report, Member …

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