Ethiopia's $475m Trains Beat Nigeria's $12b Trains!

Adeola Fayehun

Kenya unveils $3. 2 billion trains with stations that beat Nigeria's $12 billion train project. For more information log on to. Ethiopia's first light rail train system has been launched in the capital Addis Ababa since September 2015. The 34km light-rail project, which was built by China’s Eryuan Engineering Group, is the first fully electric train service in sub-Saharan Africa. CCTVNEWS reporter toured the project and experienced how it's changing traffic conditions and lives throughout the city. Subscribe to us on Youtube: Download for IOS: Download for Android: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Google+: Tumblr: Weibo.

As Nigeria’s capital Abuja experiences its first train service ever, many residents of the territory are yet to have a feel of it. But for those who have taken the Abuja- Kaduna rail ride, what is the experience like? To support Kelvin and young innovators like him, please visit 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the "Visiting Practitioner's Program" at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future. Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud: Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (and Paula Aguilera PRODIGIES is a bi-weekly series showcasing the youngest and brightest as they challenge themselves to reach new heights and the stories behind them. Created and produced by @radical. media, THNKR gives you extraordinary access to the people, stories, places and thinking that will change your mind. Follow THNKR on Twitter: Like us on Facebook: Check out our Pinterest: SUBSCRIBE.

Subscribe to CCTV on YouTube: CCTV: CCTV中文国际: Follow us on: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram. A Chinese funded standard gauge railway construction project that connects the Nigerian federal capital Abuja with the country's central commercial hub Kaduna, is nearing completion and is expected to reduce road congestion and the time it takes to travel between the two points. The Abuja Kaduna line, scheduled to be completed by December 2014, is co-funded by the China Exim bank and the government of Nigeria. And as CCTV's Peter Wakaba reports this project is just one of many that are transforming lives in Nigeria.

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