Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Coordination Meeting Held in Abidjan

A regional corridor meeting held in Abidjan with all stakeholders in the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor was concluded on the 26 September, with calls for renewed commitment, accelerated implementation while...

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Benin Announces Plans to Revive Railways

In 2013, the governments of Benin and Niger entered into a contract with Bolloré to establish a railway network to connect the two West African countries. The contract was intended to establish an...

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Court order stops construction

Claiming that the governments of Niger and Benin granted it the rights in 2010 to build a railway linking Benin's capital Cotonou with Niger's capital Niamey, the Petrolin group has secured a court...

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Bénirail: Upgrades and Expansions

In terms of the 30-year concession agreement between the governments of Benin and Niger, and France's Bolloré Group, signed in August 2015, Bénirail is to upgrade and operate the existing 438km...

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Transnet At Cotonou

South Africa’s Transnet recently signed a contract in Cotonou, Benin, to advise on the port's container terminal. According to acting CEO Siyabonga Gama, the company aims to increase efficiency in...

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BENIN-NIGER LINK ANOTHER STEP FORWARD

According to Bolloré, the Benin-Niger agreement signed in Niamey on 13 August is “another step forward” in constructing the West Africa rail loop, which ultimately aims to connect landlocked Niger and...

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BENIN-NIGER AGREEMENT SIGNED

On 13 August, Prime Minister of Benin Lionel Zinsou signed a concession agreement with his counterpart in Niger Brigi Rafini and the Bolloré Group's Railway CEO Thierry Ballard. In terms of this,...

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BENIN-NIGERIA RAILWAY PROPOSED

Governor Bagudu of Nigeria’s Kebbi State recently paid a two-day official visit to Benin, on the instructions of President Buhari, who wanted him to explore ways of strengthening bilateral relations....

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CHINA & BENIN RLY EXTENSION

According to Benin secretary-general Eugene Dossoumou in a speech on ORTB, the Cotonou-based, state-owned broadcaster, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation is to spend more than $US10...

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EXTENDING FROM BENIN TO NIGER

The cities of Niamey in Niger and Cotonou in Benin are to join forces in financing a series of technical studies into the economic and environmental impact of rehabilitating and extending the existing...

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