Mozambique: Cheap rail travel boosts cross-border trade

Monday, December 1, 2008
MAPUTO Thursday, September 04, 2008 (IRIN) - Angelina Sidumo is one of the hundreds of traders that throng the busy train station in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, on most Wednesday afternoons to catch the once-weekly train south to Chicualacuala town in Gaza Province, an 18-hour journey covering nearly 500km. Like any seasoned traveller, Sidumo knows that the train, run by Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Mocambique, or Mozambican Ports and Railways, will start at least three hours late as...