The revival of the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway line

Latest update : 2018-02-16

In eastern Africa, you can now reliably take the train from Ethiopia’s capital to neighbouring Djibouti. The new railway line – built and paid for by China – went into operation a few weeks ago. Over a century ago, the French had already built a rail line between the two African nations. It essentially stopped worked ten years ago, but a few cars kept running. Now, in cities where the old line stopped, expectations for the new one are high. Our correspondents report.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Gaëlle Essoo, Hannah Gay and Florence Viala.

By Julia STEERS
, Nathalie TISSOT
, Vincent DUBLANGE

Our guests

Jean-Joseph BOILLOT

Economic Advisor to the CEPII (Research and Expertise on the World Economy)

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