- published: 18 May 2013
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Trans-Cameroon Railway (1964-1987) With its 886 km total length, the Trans-Cameroon Railway is a cornerstone of Cameroon’s social and economic development from its independence in 1960. It crosses the entire country, linking the Atlantic coast region to the northern internal region, and Cameroon to Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Nigeria, and Equatorial Guinea. Three quarters of the Trans-Cameroon runs through equatorial forest, while the reminder travel over savannah. In 1964 the improvements to the existing rail system and its expansion toward the northern region were commissioned to the Italian company Cogefar (Today part of the Salini Impregilo’s history, it was established in 1959 and merged in Impregilo in 1994), starting with the connection between the capital Yao...
Lease Fly operation in Congo.
The cargo plane crashed in a residential area of Congo-Brazzaville's economic capital, Pointe-Noire, killing at least 16 people. The Antonov plane, operated by Trans Air Congo, crashed as it was trying to land