The Fallout of African Countries’ Dilapidated Railways and Trains


This train accident that occurred in Cameroun not long ago is a typical occurrence in many African countries. Since the colonialists left Africa soil more than half a century ago, many if not all of the continent’s countries’ railways have disappeared. This was due mainly to neglect from inability to main, replace and develop. Few hanged on in dilapidation. This makes the dilapidated railway lines and their trains fraught with frequent accidents.

Within the continent, African countries are generally bordered by land with each other. This make railways transport, which is faster and cheaper than road transport, and cheaper than air transport, not only internally viable but also internationally across the continent. Yet this vital infrastructure to the continent’s individual countries’ economy, mostly in agriculture products and foods movement, remain untapped. ————-Coming Story———-

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