The SGR system, the biggest infrastructure project in Kenya since independence, is built by the state-owned China Road and Bridge Corporation.
East Africa's smallest country Djibouti took a step towards realising its dream of becoming a continental maritime cargo hub.
The journey is the latest effort in China's drive to strengthen trade links with western Europe along a modern-day "Silk Road" route.
Morocco and China's Haite Group signed an agreement to launch an industrial park near Tangiers.
Despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system's opening.
Chinese tourists are slowly returning to Egypt, easing pressure on a key sector battered by years of turmoil.
The China National Petroleum Corporation secured an eight-percent share in an onshore oil concession in Abu Dhabi in a deal worth $1.77 billion.
The annual four-day Mining Indaba in Cape Town takes place as demand in China, one of the world's biggest consumers, begins to stabilise.