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Kenya: We Don't Export Second-Hand Locomotives - Chinese Minister -

A top Chinese official has rubbished claims circulated on social media that the locomotives used to propel trains on the standard gauge railway are refurbishments of old models. China's vice-minister for Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming said his country ...and more »

East Africa: China Plan Raises Hope for East African SGR Project -

China has said it is ready to finance the construction of the standard gauge railway from Kisumu in Kenya to Uganda and Rwanda as long as the three countries agree to handle the project jointly. According to Beijing, such an agreement among the three ...and more »

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

by Xinhua Writer Zhu Shaobin. MOMBASA, Kenya, June 2 (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 ...and more »

New Railway Halves Travel Time from Nairobi to Mombasa - Voice of America

Kenya has launched a new railway service that will cut travel time between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in half. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of Chinese and Kenyan officials were aboard the train Wednesday for its inaugural run ...and more »

Rail strategy has potential to revolutionise development - Daily Nation

Future generations are likely to remember Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency for its “Railway Strategy”. On November 28, 2013, he launched the Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway, dubbed “Madaraka Express”. On May 31, 2017, he flagged off the maiden ...and more »

A new lunatic express: OBOR projects worldwide are stacking the deck for Chinese enterprises and banks - Times of India (blog)

Kenya Railways Corporation has a standard gauge railway (SGR) project that's part of Kenya's Vision 2030 document. At the moment, work is happening on the first of three phases, from Mombasa to Nairobi, one that will be commercially functional from ...and more »

Kenya's Madaraka Express is indeed a train of thoughts - The New Times

About two years ago, I was on luxury bus from Nairobi to Malindi. These buses are dubbed luxury mainly because you are given a bottle of water as you set off, you can recline your seat and stretch your legs and in a few cases you can connect to the ...and more »

Loans not a burden to Kenya — China - Daily Nation

Beijing has come to the defence of the Jubilee administration against accusations that Nairobi is over-borrowing to set up projects like the standard gauge railway. Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming, who was in the country for the launch of the ...and more »

SGR will reignite our economy - The Standard

a train on the Standard Gauge Railway Kenya just launched a modern railway, the Standard Gauge Railway. The takeoff has opened a new chapter in the transport sector, one that many hope will steer the economy forward. Over the years, Africa has lagged ...and more »

Will the faster SGR kill slow moving Rift Valley Railways? - The Standard

When the Standard Gauge Railway started operations last week, it ushered in a new era of speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness on rail. It will bring competition on the Mombasa-Nairobi route. The freight train made a maiden trip Tuesday but is not ...and more »