BBC News Africa is reporting that formal agreements for plans to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help have been signed in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The railway will run from Mombasa to Nairobi and will extend eventually to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
In Kenya, the line is to replace a narrow-gauge track built more than 100 years ago during British colonial rule.
China is to finance 90% of the first stage, which will cost $3.8 billion US, with the work being carried out by a Chinese firm.
Construction is slated to begin in October of this year and concluded by 2018. Passenger and freight trains will travel along this railway.
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