• Africa,  Economy,  Gesellschaft/Society,  Train

    Take the A-Train! Renaissance of the Train/der Eisenbahn im südlichen Afrika_ger/engl

    800px Kenya Railways DF8B locomotive on the new SGR line 06 06 2017 e1673968802861

    Take the A-Train! Djibouti-Abbis Abbeba, Nairobi-Mombasa, Accra-Tema, Kampala-Kigali,...The railroad is back! After decades of lethargy and decay, there seems to be no stopping it. In many countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, there are a multitude of construction projects, some of which cross borders to advance the train. Not only goods, but also people are being moved. And they are riding along enthusiastically. This is a development that is very much under steam, as a veritable competition has picked up speed. Not all of the projects are successful, railroad construction is complex. Many projects are calculated purely in economic terms. But there is a great chance that the railroad will be more than an economic engine: a transnational vehicle that connects…