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Rail Transport in Africa

Syllabus of the Subject: Rail Transport in Africa

  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

Sample of the Subject - Rail Transport in Africa:
Rail Transport in Africa (Course Master Doctorate) African Railways: Botswana, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

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, World 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, Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates 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. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF)
  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
  3. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor

African Portal - EENI Global Business School

We Trust in Africa (EENI African Portal)

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to:

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


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