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The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

By: Julia STEERS | Nathalie TISSOT | Vincent DUBLANGE
1 min

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia's capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line - built and paid for by China - went into operation a few weeks ago. Over a century ago, the French had already built a rail line between the two African nations. It essentially stopped worked ten years ago, but a few cars kept running. Now, in cities where the old line stopped, expectations for the new one are high. Our correspondents report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Gaëlle Essoo, Hannah Gay and Florence Viala.

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