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The African Development Bank Gives $1.2 million For Ethiopia-Sudan Railway Study

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $1.2 million grant to Ethiopia’s government to finance a feasibility study into a standard-gauge railway (SGR) link between Ethiopia and neighboring Sudan.... Read more »
Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Locals to take the driver seat on Ethiopia-Djibouti railway

ADDIS ABABA, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) — The Ethiopia-Djibouti Standard Gauge Railway Share Company (EDR) on Wednesday disclosed its plan to transfer captaincy to local experts by the end of next year as... Read more »
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Under Abiy, Ethiopia’s media have more freedom but challenges remain

Ethiopia and Kenya are struggling to manage debt for their Chinese-built railways

In the wake of the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI) Forum in Beijing six weeks ago, Ethiopia gained another Chinesedebt-concession. China’s second-largest African borrower and prominentBRI partner in infrastructure finance also received a... Read more »
In Ethiopia's bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

In Ethiopia’s bushlands, promised riches of a railway boom turn to dust

The new railway station in the city of Adama in central Ethiopia.Photograph: Charlie Rosser By Tom Gardner The Guardian They promised us we would get jobs there,” says Tadele, nodding at the... Read more »