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China to Fund Railway Line Connecting East African Cities

China agreed to help fund the construction of a railway line linking the Kenyan port city of Mombasa to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

China Exim Bank will provide 90 percent of the $3.8 billion cost of the project and Kenya will finance the remainder, according to an e-mailed statement from the office of the East African nation’s president. The first part of the line will be a 609-kilometre (378 mile) railway joining Mombasa with the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.