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5 Multi-Billion-Dollar African Railways Changing the Continent

July 27, 2017 at 04:00 pm | Lifestyle

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

July 27, 2017 at 04:00 pm | Lifestyle

A metro train in Morocco. Photo credit: UITP

By the year 2050, the African population is expected to double, putting more pressure on an already overstretched economic situation. Governments across the continent are therefore working around the clock to put up infrastructure that will help them deal with the rising population.

With the explosive growth, the continent is staring at a major disruption in the transport sector, considering that Africa still has the poorest transport network. That’s why most African governments are investing heavily in the sector by extending road networks, expanding airports, and constructing new railways. Over the past decade, several mega railway projects have been completed across the continent.

Here are the top five multi-billion-dollar African railways that are impacting the continent now and in the future.

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