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Vol 6 (AAC) No 12

Published 1st October 2013


Kenya

Lamu corridor lags behind

As plans trundle on for an oil and transport project connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia to the Kenyan coast, China backs a new rail link for Uganda

Kenya says that the huge Lamu corridor project is progressing but in late August China put its support firmly behind a rival transport project. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government announced a US$3.75 billion loan from the China Export-Import Bank to pay for a standard gauge line from Mombasa to Nairobi with an extension to Malaba and Kampala in Uganda.

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