Friday, October 2, 2015
The Mail and Guardian Africa published on 30 September 2015 an article titled "Bullish Ethiopia and Djibouti Agree on $1.55Bn Pipeline; Kenya's LAPSSET Has Reason to Worry." Ethiopia and Djibouti signed an agreement to construct a 340-mile pipeline to transport diesel, gasoline, and jet fuel from the port of Djibouti to central Ethiopia. This followed the recent completion of track laying for the 481-mile Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway. In the meantime, the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) corridor has been delayed due to security concerns near Kenya's border with Somalia.