A contract to construct a rail link between central Zambia and the Malawian border was signed in the Zambian capital Lusaka on November 2 by minister of transport and communications Mr Brian Mushimba and representatives of China Railway Construction Corporation.
THE Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara), which operates the 1860km 1067mm-gauge railway linking Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with New Kapiri-Mposhi, Zambia, has revealed that freight traffic dropped by 57% from 208,538 tonnes in 2013-14 to less than 90,000 tonnes in 2014-15.
TANZANIA-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) has announced measures to reduce waste and enhance efficiency following an agreement between the president of Tanzania Mr Jakaya Kikwete and his Zambian counterpart Mr Edgar Lungu to revive the 1860km 1067mm-gauge railway.
Several companies are benefiting from what is being dubbed a railway renaissance in Africa as new opportunities emerge in markets across the continent buoyed by a rush for mineral wealth. But things are far from simple, as Paul Ash explains.
TANZANIA Zambia Rail Authority (Tazara) suspended operations on January 12, shortly after employees - who have not been paid for five months - rejected an appeal from the management to "exercise further patience whilst long-term sustainable solutions were sought."