oa Africa Insight - A diversity of gauges - obstacle to intra-African rail transport

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Railways are playing a cardinal role in the sphere of transportation in Africa - especially over long distances. In many areas they were instrumental in opening up the interior. The pattern of railway development in Africa has evolved as one mainly designed to connect inland centres of production and administration with ports.

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