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Buhari Launches Probe Into Alleged Diversion of U.S. $1 Billion Loan for Rail Projects

Buhari Launches Probe Into Alleged Diversion of U.S. $1 Billion Loan for Rail Projects

President Muhammed Buhari Monday in Abuja called for an explanation from the Ministry of Finance on the foreign loans obtained for rail projects but diverted to other purposes. Speaking at the end of a presentation on the Ministry of Transport by the Permanent Secretary, Mohammed Bashar at the Presidential Villa, President Buhari said that it […]

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

Off the rails – Himalayan tea train facing a slow extinction

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway once took precious tea from the foothills of the mountains to the teapots of the world. But it’s become a victim of the colossal inefficiency of the state-run system and is facing a slow extinction through neglect, says David Baillie. When a man who grows tea that sells for more than […]

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

More than 1,500 Tanzanian workers strike,paralysing the Tanzania-Zambia train route

Train services between Tanzania and Zambia have been paralysed by a strike by more than 1,500 Tanzanian workers.A union official said workers had not been paid for five months by Tanzania’s government because of a financial crisis at the railway authority.The government has not yet commented on the strike. China funded the building of the […]

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