Africa Express Series part 1 - Ethiopia
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Ethiopia was the first country in Africa to have a railway. It was French-built and connected the capital, Addis Ababa, to the Red Sea port of Djibouti. However, the old diesel rail line is now being replaced by a Chinese-built electrified railway; a major plan that seeks to help transport the country’s commercial exports to its neighbours. In the first part of our series on Africa's railways, correspondent Matthew Newsome reports from Addis Ababa.