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Commentary: China, a true and capable friend behind Africa's ambitions - Xinhua

Commentary: China, a true and capable friend behind Africa's ambitionsXinhuaMOMBASA, Kenya, May 31 (Xinhua) -- In proud cheers, Kenyans witnessed the birth of a millennium railway project that will transform their lives. And once again, China has proved itself a true and capable friend behind Africa's growth story. Defying ...and more »

Spotlight: Chinese-built railways help Africa achieve green growth - Xinhua

Spotlight: Chinese-built railways help Africa achieve green growthXinhuaNAIROBI, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) launched operation on Wednesday, becoming the newest addition to the list of Chinese-built railways in Africa that are fast-tracking development and delivering green ...and more »

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway - The Peninsula Qatar;

Eyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railway - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula QatarEyeing growth boost, Kenya opens Chinese-built railwayThe Peninsula QatarNairobi: Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built railway, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence that is aimed at cementing its role as the gateway to East Africa. Cheering crowds waved at the ...and more »

Execute economic saboteurs - Uhuru - The Star, Kenya;

Execute economic saboteurs - Uhuru - The Star, Kenya

The Star, KenyaExecute economic saboteurs - UhuruThe Star, Kenya"God forgive me, but I will not hesitate to sign the death warrant of anyone found guilty of vandalising the SGR to sabotage our economy." That was President Uhuru Kenyatta's grim warning yesterday as he flagged off the first passenger train on the ...and more »

Anti-party hopping comes back to haunt - The Star, Kenya

Anti-party hopping comes back to hauntThe Star, KenyaNewton's Third Law of Motion states that 'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction'. This holds true for both physics and political science. Last October this columnist warned Jubilee and Cord on the foolhardiness of attempting to put ...and more »

Maiden journey rewrites history - K24 TV

Maiden journey rewrites historyK24 TVPhoto: President Uhuru Kenyatta unveils the new SGR passanger terminal in Miritini, Mombasa, yesterday. Photo/NDENGWA GATHUNGU. Aboard commuter train for the inaugural trip was President, dignitaries and school children from all the 47 counties.and more »

Let our nationality define us - K24 TV

Let our nationality define usK24 TVPhoto: Before our tribal, religious or ethnic allegiances or identities, we are Kenyans and our nation's progress and development depends on us. Uhuru Kenyatta @PeopleDailyKe. My father President Jomo Kenyatta once said: “Unity cannot be taken for ...and more »

Time to activate all peace actors to forestall poll chaos - K24 TV

Time to activate all peace actors to forestall poll chaosK24 TVTo the majority of Kenyans, the General Election is a moment of trepidation. Rather than being a time to celebrate our hard-earned democracy, tension usually becomes extreme and people cannot wait to get over the event. Of course, there are those who ...and more »

Uhuru Kenyatta rides on historic train as he warns vandals - The Standard

Uhuru Kenyatta rides on historic train as he warns vandalsThe StandardThe SGR train arrives in Nairobi from Mombasa. President Uhuru Kenyatta made the maiden trip on Wednesday May 31, 2017. Photo: Boniface Okendo. President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday commissioned the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), the most ...and more »

Uhuru Kenyatta announces plan to build Voi dry port to help ease traffic in Mombasa - The Standard;

Uhuru Kenyatta announces plan to build Voi dry port to help ease traffic in Mombasa - The Standard

The StandardUhuru Kenyatta announces plan to build Voi dry port to help ease traffic in MombasaThe StandardPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has announced plans to establish a dry port in Voi town to decongest the port of Mombasa. The Head of State said the dry port is one of the flagship projects the Jubilee administration is establishing to attract investment and ...and more »

Train arrives in Nairobi amid pomp and colour - The Standard;

Train arrives in Nairobi amid pomp and colour - The Standard

The StandardTrain arrives in Nairobi amid pomp and colourThe StandardPresident Uhuru Kenyatta flags off a cargo train during the SGR launch at Mombasa Port on May 30. Photo: Boniface Okendo. At exactly 11am Wednesday, President Uhuru Kenyatta boarded the standard gauge railway train for the inaugural trip to Nairobi.and more »

On this final stretch, show what you can do for Kenyans - The Standard

On this final stretch, show what you can do for KenyansThe StandardThe sudden appearance of a shadow startled him. He had been looking at the silhouettes grow bigger as they approached where he was perched, trying to figure out what or who they were. The first time he spotted them on the horizon, they were tiny specks ...and more »

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - euronews;

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - euronews

euronewsKenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capitaleuronewsBy Duncan Miriri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) – Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion (2.48 billion pounds) railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence ...and more »

China-Built Railway Biggest Kenya Project Since Independence - World Politics Review

China-Built Railway Biggest Kenya Project Since IndependenceWorld Politics ReviewMOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president on Tuesday opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing nearly $3.3 billion that eventually will link a large part of East Africa to a major port on ...and more »

WARUTERE: The tidy economics of SGR and political tussle on project's cost - Daily Nation;

WARUTERE: The tidy economics of SGR and political tussle on project's cost - Daily Nation

Daily NationWARUTERE: The tidy economics of SGR and political tussle on project's costDaily NationPresident Uhuru Kenyatta launches the cargo freight services of the Standard Gauge Railway at Port Reitz Station in Mombasa on May 30, 2017. PHOTO | DPPS. In Summary. Nasa presidential candidate Raila Odinga has labelled the project as costly and a ...and more »

Kenya launches $3.8 billion high-speed railway - The Peninsula Qatar;

Kenya launches $3.8 billion high-speed railway - The Peninsula Qatar

The Peninsula QatarKenya launches $3.8 billion high-speed railwayThe Peninsula QatarNAIROBI, Kenya: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday officially launched a Chinese-built Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from the coastal town of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi. President Kenyatta made an inaugural trip on the 472-kilometer (293 ...and more »

Madaraka Express arrives in Nairobi on maiden SGR passenger trip - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog);

Madaraka Express arrives in Nairobi on maiden SGR passenger trip - Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

Capital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)Madaraka Express arrives in Nairobi on maiden SGR passenger tripCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)By KENNEDY KANGETHE, NAIROBI, Kenya May 31 – It's finally here, the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway passenger train service dubbed Madaraka Express. President Uhuru Kenyatta flagged off the maiden trip at the Mombasa Terminus at Miritini on ...and more »

Money beats civic duty in Kenyan elections - Financial Times;

Money beats civic duty in Kenyan elections - Financial Times

Financial TimesMoney beats civic duty in Kenyan electionsFinancial TimesOfficial campaigning started last weekend for Kenya's general election. In August voters will choose not only their next president but also 416 members of the national parliament, 47 county governors and deputy governors and 1,450 members of 47 county ...and more »

Kenya Opens Chinese-Financed Railway - Here And Now;

Kenya Opens Chinese-Financed Railway - Here And Now

Here And NowKenya Opens Chinese-Financed RailwayHere And NowThe SGR cargo train rides from the port containers depot in Mombasa, Kenya, to Nairobi, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta opened the country's largest infrastructure project since independence, a Chinese-backed railway costing ...and more »

Kenya launches $3.2 billion China-built railway with promises of economic prosperity for all - Shanghaiist

Kenya launches $3.2 billion China-built railway with promises of economic prosperity for allShanghaiistOn Wednesday morning, the first train departed from the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to the capital of Nairobi on a new China-built railway that promises to one day link together much of East Africa, ushering in a golden era of prosperity for the region ...and more »