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A 80 Year-long Wait: Niger Gets its First Train Station

Written by Rakotomalala On 9 April 2014 @ 14:21 pm | No Comments

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On April 7, Niger inaugurated in the capital Niamey its first train station ever [1] [fr]. The authorities already projected the construction of the train station 80 years ago but the project never took off. The event will kick start the construction of railroads between Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire [2]. Twitter user Tanoussou in Niamey posted a photo of the train station :

 


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[1] inaugurated in the capital Niamey its first train station ever: http://www.rfi.fr/afrique/20140407-niger-inauguration-premiere-gare-ferroviaire-niamey/

[2] railroads between Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso and Côte d'Ivoire: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/11/19/massive-railway-project-between-niamey-and-cotonou-underway/

[3] #africains: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23africains&src=hash

[4] #niger: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23niger&src=hash

[5] pic.twitter.com/wYTM5daPAU: http://t.co/wYTM5daPAU

[6] April 7, 2014: https://twitter.com/ismaousmane/statuses/453300579096625152

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