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Reuters, 30.05.14 * China Merchants Holdings to build port, railway network * Port to relieve pressure on Dar es Salaam port * Construction to start after 2015 (Adds context) By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala DAR ES SALAAM, May 30 (Reuters) – Tanzania has signed a framework agreement with China Merchants...

The Economist, 25.05.14 East Africa is in danger of throwing away part of its new-found oil wealth   KAMPALA IN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipeline together costing $16 billion that would serve all their countries...

Reuters, 11.05.14 Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L-R) pose for a photograph after the signing of the Standard Gauge Railway agreement at the State House in Nairobi May 11, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya/Pool  (Reuters)...

Dire Tube, 03.05.14   The negative impact of landlockedness on the trade and economic development of Ethiopia is highly pronounced because the country does not have a solid economic base, lacks well-developed transportation facilities, and doesn’t have strong neighboring trading partners. Even advocates of the Ethiopian government concur that physical isolation and...