by Xinhua writer Shi Xiaomeng
BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — It used to take more than 10 hours to travel from the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to the African country’s major port city of Mombasa, whether by train on a colonial-era railway or by bus on the potholed highways.
Now with the China-built Madaraka Express, a 472-km standard gauge railway (SGR) put into operation in May last year, it is a breezy five-hour train ride between the pair of Kenyan hubs.
It is not just the commuters and tourists who are reaping the benefits. More importantly, the China-funded project, which epitomizes the Asian country’s win-win partnership with Africa, is helping lay the track for Kenya — and the broader continen…
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