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Kenya's ambitious new railway raises cost concerns - RFI

Kenya on Wednesday unveiled the first section of its 12-billion-euro railway. The standard gauge railway (SGR) will link Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa, and eventually to cities in Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. Billed as the most ambitious ...and more »

Kenya inaugurates Chinese-built railway linking port to capital - Irish Times

Kenya inaugurated a $3.2 billion railway funded by China linking the capital Nairobi to the port of Mombasa on Wednesday, the country's biggest infrastructure project since independence more than 50 years ago. The railway is part of China's “One Belt ...and more »

Kenya Just Opened a $4 Billion Chinese-Built Railway, its Largest Infrastructure Project in 50 Years - Newsweek

Kenya has just opened its largest infrastructure project in over 50 years—with a little help from some Chinese friends. Uhuru Kenyatta, the Kenyan president, announced Wednesday the completion of the first stage of a major railway connecting the ...and more »

Uhuru, Raila in tight race, Ipsos opinion poll shows - The Star, Kenya

Opposition chief Raila Odinga has sharply narrowed the gap with President Uhuru Kenyatta — Uhuru 47, Raila 42 — a new poll indicates. The survey released yesterday by research firm Ipsos suggests Raila's support in the August 8 election has risen by ...and more »

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens - CNN

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya's largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running. It's around 300 miles ...and more »

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway - BBC News

Kenya has opened a major new railway between the port city of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi, 18 months early. President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country. He ...and more »

Kenya inaugurates Standard Gauge Railway - International Railway Journal

KENYA's President Mr Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the maiden freight and passenger trains on the 472.3km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Nairobi to Mombasa. The inaugural freight train left the port of Mombasa on the evening of May 30, arriving in ...and more »

Kenyans relish "ride of the century" on SGR passenger train - Xinhua

The first train of Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) arrives at Nairobi Terminus in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, May 31, 2017. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the passenger train service of the 480-km Mombasa-Nairobi ...and more »

Chinese-built railways to fast track Africa's green growth - Xinhua

NAIROBI, June 1 (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 »

Interview: Chinese-built railway pushes forward Kenya's modernization drive - Xinhua

NAIROBI, May 29 (Xinhua) -- The 480 km railway linking Kenya's largest port city Mombasa to capital Nairobi, slated to be officially launched on May 31, will be a key infrastructure project that will push forward the East Africa nation's modernization ...and more »