A Standard Gauge Railway linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya with three other East African countries through China’s Belt and Road Initiative may not proceed as planned. Photo: Bloomberg
A Standard Gauge Railway linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya with three other East African countries through China’s Belt and Road Initiative may not proceed as planned. Photo: Bloomberg

Uganda turns away from belt and road rail deal as China stalls on loans

  • Kampala cancels US$2.3 billion construction deal over funding delays, looks to Turkish company to take over the project
  • Analysts say the landlocked East African country’s decision could affect the viability of neighbouring Kenya’s SGR railway

A Standard Gauge Railway linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya with three other East African countries through China’s Belt and Road Initiative may not proceed as planned. Photo: Bloomberg
A Standard Gauge Railway linking the port of Mombasa in Kenya with three other East African countries through China’s Belt and Road Initiative may not proceed as planned. Photo: Bloomberg
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