The orders include 15-18 GT42AC units for Botswana Railways (BR); 13 GT38 LC-3s for Tanzania Railways, which will be assembled by DCD in South Africa; 12-15 GT46ACs for Gabon; and an as yet unspecified number of GT38ACs for CFCO in Congo.

EMD has increased its activities in the African market in recent years, securing an order for 50 2.46MW class 39.200 locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa and upgrading class BD-2 diesels for BR.