Morocco’s new high-speed US$2.3 billion railway, from Tangiers to Casablanca, has been funded with nearly a billion dollars from France and half a billion from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Photos: Business Insider

Is Africa’s US$2.3 billion bullet train service from Tangiers to Casablanca money well spent?

Morocco views the project as a sign of progress, but critics say the funds should have gone on education, writes Harrison Jacobs, who tries out the new service

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Morocco’s new high-speed US$2.3 billion railway, from Tangiers to Casablanca, has been funded with nearly a billion dollars from France and half a billion from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Photos: Business Insider
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