Angola’s railways back on track

Louise Redvers. BBC News

After decades out of use, Angola’s war-shattered railways are coming back to life with new trains, tracks and stations. The first section to open fully will be the 424km (263 miles) Luanda to Malange route, taking people and freight from the capital up into Angola’s agriculture-rich central north-eastern region. Already operating a peak-hour 30km (19-mile) commuter service between central Luanda and its eastern suburbs, the trains will soon be running the full length of the railway, linking previously isolated rural communities with provincial capitals. Full report……..

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