AMU revamps Maghreb railway project

2018/19/02 – The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) has received a grant from the African Development Bank to modernise an integrated regional railway network between Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, a step analysts said was crucial to strengthening ties in North Africa.“The idea of a railway linking Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco is very old,” said Yacine Bendjaballah, CEO of the National Company for Rail Transport. “Transport officials from the AMU have discussed it many times when they’ve met.” Continuer à lire … « AMU revamps Maghreb railway project »

Russia /Africa – Afreximbank ropes in Russian companies to invest in railway projects in Africa

2018/02/12 – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) said on Friday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian Railways and the Russian Export Center (REC) to cooperate in implementing export and investment projects in the railway sector in Africa.Under the terms of the MoU, the parties will undertake mutual consultations on export and investment projects abroad and by jointly developing project financing schemes in the sector. Continuer à lire … « Russia /Africa – Afreximbank ropes in Russian companies to invest in railway projects in Africa »

Nigeria plans railway northwards to Niger

2018/12/11 – Alongside the many projects to develop new 1 435 mm gauge railways to augment and gradually replace Nigeria’s 1 067 mm gauge network, the government has unveiled plans for a line running north into the neighbouring Niger Republic.The 248 km standard gauge route from Kano to Maradi would also serve Nigeria’s northern provinces of Jigawa and Katsina, passing through Dutse, Kazaure, Daura and Katsina before crossing the border near Jibia. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria plans railway northwards to Niger »

Chad/Sudan – Al-Bashir, Deby vow to promote cross-border relations

The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir and his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby have pledged to remove all obstacles hindering cross-border relations between the two countries.

On Wednesday, the two leaders attended the closing session of the Sudanese-Chadian border development conference in West Darfur capital, El-Geniena. Continuer à lire … « Chad/Sudan – Al-Bashir, Deby vow to promote cross-border relations »

Russia/Guinea – Rusal to launch bauxite mine in Guinea

2018/04/09 – Rusal will start mining bauxites at the Dian-Dian mine in Guinea before the end of April, the company’s president Vladislav Soloviev told reporters. Continuer à lire … « Russia/Guinea – Rusal to launch bauxite mine in Guinea »

Chad / Sudan :Chinese firms to study feasibility of Chad Sudan railway

The Sudanese government Tuesday represented by the Ministry of Roads and Bridges, signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build a railway linking Port Sudan on the Red Sea with Chadian capital N’Djamena.

The agreement was signed by the Director General of the Railways Authority, Ibrahim Fadl, representing the Ministry of Roads and Bridges with the Director of the China Railway Design Corporation (CRDC) (CRDC) and China Friendship Development International Engineering Design & Consultation Company (FDDC). Continuer à lire … « Chad / Sudan :Chinese firms to study feasibility of Chad Sudan railway »