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Rail Transport in Africa

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Syllabus of the Subject: Rail Transport in Africa (Course)

  1. Introduction to the Rail Transport in Africa
  2. Current situation of the African railway infrastructure: challenges and opportunities
  3. The need for the Rail Transport in Africa
  4. Overview of the African railways
  5. Analysis of the Railway Systems in Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.
  6. Current situation of the railway market in Africa.
  7. Railway Business models in Africa
  8. Projects for new African railways

Example of the Subject - Rail Transport in Africa:
Rail Transport in Africa (Course, Master)

EENI Global Business School & University, Masters

The Subject “Rail Transport in Africabelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Courses: Transport in Africa, Rail transport, Multimodal transport
  2. Diplomas: Foreign Trade, International Transport
  3. Masters: International Transport, Transport in Africa, African Business, Foreign Trade
  4. Doctorates: Global Logistics, African Business, Global Trade

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Training program recommended for the students from Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Transport ferroviaire en Afrique. Summaries in Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Transporte ferroviário na África Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Transporte Ferroviario en África.

  1. International Rail Transport Law
  2. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  3. COTIF Convention
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways




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Description of the Subject: Rail Transport in Africa.

The transport sector can accelerate and intensify the African trade. In particular, the rail transport, as a result of its energy efficiency, the reduction of the greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction of the tonne-kilometre transport costs, is expected to play an important role in the long-distance transport in Africa.

However, the current situation of the railway infrastructures is very poor in many African countries. This gap has reduced the potential of the African rail systems to play an active role in the economic development.

In fact, the market share of the Rail Transport in most countries of the African continent is less than 20% of the total volume of the freight transport.

With a few exceptions (mainly in South Africa and North Africa), the African railroads are clearly behind those of most other regions of the world.

  1. Total railway lines in Africa: 82,000 km.
  2. Operational rail lines in Africa: 84% of the total.
  3. Total Passengers in Africa: 500 million people.
  4. Movement of total freight in Africa: 290 million tons.

Two of the main reasons for this situation are the lack of the investment in Infrastructures in Africa and the absence of an institutional framework that favours its development. The Rail transport is essential for the African Economic development and, unless properly developed, Africa may not reach its potential to exploit its abundant natural resources and wealth.

Key factors:

  1. Largest African metropolitan areas (passenger railways)
  2. Densely populated areas and African corridors (large volumes of cargo or passengers)
  3. Corridors from the African ports to the inland markets (Freight trains that move materials in containers or in large quantities from / to ports over long distances)
  4. Mining basins (transport of minerals and other raw materials to the African export ports)

Advantages: Increase in the African interregional trade.

Analysed countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania and Zambia.

Related information:

  1. Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Maritime Transport

African Portal - EENI Global Business School

Africa: Foreign Trade and Business (Master)

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to:

  1. Eastern African Students: Eritrea, Master Doctorate Business Eritrea, Ethiopia, Master Doctorate Business Ethiopia, Kenya Doctorates, Online Master Kenya, Mauritius, Master Doctorate Business Mauritius, Malawi Master Doctorate Business Malawi, Seychelles, Master Doctorate Business Seychelles, Somalia, Master Doctorate Business Somalia, Sudan, Master Doctorate Business Sudan, Tanzania, Master Doctorate Business Tanzania, and Uganda, Master Doctorate Business Uganda.
  2. Western African Students: Gambia, Master Doctorate Business The Gambia, Ghana, Master Doctorate Business Ghana, Liberia Online Master / Doctorate in Business Liberia, Nigeria Doctorates, Online Master Nigeria and Sierra Leone, Master Doctorate Business Sierra Leone
  3. Central African Students: Cameroon, Master Doctorate Business Cameroon and Rwanda, Master Doctorate Business Rwanda
  4. Southern African Students: Botswana, Master Doctorate Business Botswana, Lesotho, Master Doctorate Business Lesotho, Namibia, Master Doctorate Business Namibia, South Africa, Master Doctorate Business South Africa, Swaziland, Master Doctorate Business Swaziland, Zambia (Study Master Doctorate Business) Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Master Doctorate Business Zimbabwe.
  5. Northern African Students: Egypt, Master Doctorate Business Egypt and Libya


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