Uganda: Regime unplugs from China railway project

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“Kampala is abandoning its Chinese partners and turning to Turkey to build a new railway line that will connect to neighboring Kenya. East Africa is keen on improving its railway network as part of a pan-African project. The project has stalled for years, but now Uganda wants to breathe new life into a standard gauge railway (SGR) linking its capital, Kampala, to Malaba in neighboring Kenya, eventually reaching the Indian Ocean. …Last week, Uganda formally terminated a $2.2 billion (€2 billion) contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), after the China Exim Bank refused to provide the funding.” (01/19/23)