Kenya and Ethiopia sign deal on construction of oil pipeline

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at State House in Nairobi on June 23, 2016. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • On Thursday, President Kenyatta told reporters that the construction of Lapsset-related facilities will be "fast-tracked."
  • Uganda chose to use Tanzania for its pipeline route. Rwanda announced it would also opt for Tanzania in its Standard Gauge Railway.

Kenya and Ethiopia on Thursday signed a new deal on construction of an oil pipeline.

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