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Museveni to take Kenyan SGR train today

Mombasa, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni will be the first visiting head of state to take the Makadara Express train on the new Standard Gauge Railway from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya. This was confirmed yesterday after discussions on day two of a three-day state visit where Museveni and …

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Delay in SGR Project good for Uganda, says economist

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Stanbic’s East African economist Jibran Qureishi has said the delays as Uganda bids to borrow from China to finance the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) could be a blessing in disguise. Uganda needs about sh8 trillion to construct the SGR from Malaba to Kampala. The …

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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, Tanzania agree on SGR from Isaka to Kigali

Dar es Salaam, Tanzanai | XINHUA | Tanzania and Rwanda on Sunday agreed to construct a 400-kilometer standard gauge railway line from Isaka to Kigali in efforts to connect Rwanda, the landlocked east African country, to the Dar es Salaam port. Tanzanian President John Magufuli told a news conference in …

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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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