'Dakar-Niger' – The slow death of a railway line
Everything is lacking
Following pressure from the World Bank, the governments of Senegal and Mali had to privatize the railway company in 2003. Since then, the operating company, Transrail, has changed hands repeatedly. The condition of the railway tracks has steadily got worse. According to employees, beds, railway sleepers and tracks are all in urgent need of replacement.
Author: Sébastien Martineau / ael
| Editor : Susan Houlton