AFRICA: The transport ministers of Uganda and Sudan signed a memorandum of understanding at the end of August establishing a Joint Ministerial Transport Commission to implement road upgrading and the construction of a 920 km rail link.

The line will run from the Ugandan network at Gulu, via Nimule and Juba to the Sudanese railhead at Wau. This is 108 km shorter than a previously proposed route from Pakwach via Oraba and Yei.