Photo Yves Billion

Founded in 1897, the "Compagnie Impériale Ethiopienne (C.I.E.) changed its name in 1908 to the "Compagnie du Chemin de Fer Franco-Ethiopien" (C.F.E.)
From 1981 onwards it became known as the "Compagnie du Chemin de Fer Djibouto-Ethiopien (C.D.E.)" (The Ethio-Djibouti Railway).
This site relates the creation and history of this epic undertaking, the wish of Emperor Ménélik II, and covers two main periods covering more than a century.

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