Trans-African railway line hopes to boost regional trade

The African Union has an ambitious plan to connect the port of Dakar in West Africa to the port of Djibouti in East Africa, linking 10 countries, many of them landlocked.

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    There are ambitious plans for a railway line to connect East and West Africa.

    The route will run through 10 different countries and it is hoped it will boost trade on the continent.

    The Trans-African railway line could take decades to complete.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Thies, Senegal.


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