The First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups

The African Union Commission has organised the First Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Technical Working Groups from 6 to 17 February in Kigali, Rwanda. The objectives of the meeting...

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Shortlist for new Rwanda railway

On 17 November, the Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) announced the shortlist for the Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Keza/Kigali-Musongati (DIKKM) railway project.The contract involves the financing,...

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RWANDA SENDS ENGINEERS TO KENYA

Rwanda has sent ten engineers, technicians and artisans to train in Kenya. They will be directly involved in the technical works and details of railway construction for four weeks, acquiring the...

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RWANDA, BURUNDI, TANZANIA PLAN JOINT RAILWAY PROJECT

In August 2013, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda signed a tripartite agreement to “fast-track” the building of a 1,435mm gauge railway from Mombasa through Nairobi to Kampala and on to Kigali. In June 2014,...

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TENDERS FOR NEW TANZANIAN LINE

On 29 May, Tanzanian transport minister Samuel Sitta reportedly told parliament that contracts worth about $US9 billion had been awarded to Chinese firms for the construction of new railways. One of...

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RWANDA RAILWAY

Rwanda, which currently has no railway, is to be the endpoint of the new 3,000km standard gauge line, estimated to cost $US13.5 billion, being built from Mombasa in Kenya. Rwanda needs about $1.2...

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RWANDA-UGANDA JOINT TRAINING PROGRAMME

Construction on the first section of a standard-gauge East African railway was supposed to begin at Mombasa late in 2014. The latest in a succession of delays has to do with land expropriated in Kenya...

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FUNDING SOUGHT FOR RAILWAY TO RWANDA

The new standard gauge railway from Mombasa, currently being built by a Chinese company, will run as far as Nairobi. Funding for this section has been secured, mainly from China. To extend the line...

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PROPOSED MOMBASA-KAMPALA-RWANDA LINE

During the last week of August, East African heads of state - the presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - announced jointly that construction of a new 1,435mm gauge Mombasa-Nairobi-Kampala-Kigali...

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RWANDA RAILWAY 'EVALUATION'

The proposed new Dar es Salaam-Isaka-Rusumo-Kigali-Keza-Musongati railway from the Tanzanian port to Rwanda and Burundi has reached implementation stage. An inter-ministerial meeting in Kigali has...

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