African Transport Corridors

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The African Multimodal Transport Corridors. The Trans-African Highways. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the African Transport Corridors
  2. The Almaty Programme of Action (United Nations)
  3. The Trans-African Highways Networks/Trans-African Corridors
  4. Cairo-Dakar
  5. Algiers-Lagos (Trans-Saharan)
  6. Tripoli-Windhoek
  7. Cairo-Gaborone
  8. Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)
  9. N’Djamena-Djibouti
  10. Dakar-Lagos
  11. Lagos-Mombasa
  12. Beira-Lobito (Trans-African Highway 9)
  13. Northern Corridor
  14. Central Corridor
  15. North-South Corridor
  16. The CEMAC Trade Corridor Project
  17. The Eastern and Central Africa Corridors
  18. Lobito Corridor
  19. Corridors in the SADC region
  20. Logistics Corridors in Namibia
The subject “The Trans-African Highways Networks” is studied...
  1. Masters (e-learning): International Business, Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Course: Transport in Africa

Languages of study English or French Afrique Corridors Portuguese Africa corredores Spanish Africa corredores

Sample of the subject - The Trans-African Highways Networks:
African Transport Corridors

Maritime Transport in Africa

We Trust in Africa

Description of the Subject: The African Transport Corridors.

Fifteen African Countries are landlocked: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, the Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Implications for these countries:

  1. High logistics costs (up to 77%)
  2. Too far from the important African and World markets
  3. Cannot take enough advantage of the globalisation model

Benefits of the African Corridors for the landlocked countries:

  1. Gateway for the country (import and export of goods)
  2. Regional economic development: Concept of Corridor as engine of the socioeconomic development
  3. New industry and related services
  4. Creates employment

According to the “Regional Integration and Trade Department” of the NEPAD, there are four types of African Corridors.

  1. Transport (only one mode)
  2. Multimodal (more than one mode, for example, route and railway)
  3. Logistics (the institutional framework has been harmonised, related high-value services)
  4. Economic (Furthermore, attraction of investments - public and private-, new economic activities in the region of the corridor)

The Trans-African Highways (economic area of the African Civilisation) consists of nine corridors.

Highway From - To kilometres
1 Cairo-Dakar 8,640
2 Algiers-Lagos 4,500
3 Tripoli-Windhoek 9,610
4 Cairo-Gaborone 8,860
5 Dakar-N’Djamena 4,500
6 N’Djamena-Djibouti 4,220
7 Dakar-Lagos 4,010
8 Lagos-Mombasa 6,260
9 Beira-Lobito 3,520
TOTAL 54,120

These African Corridors should connect with direct routes all the African’s capitals, improve road transport facilities and finally contribute to the Economic Integration of the African continent.

  1. 54,000 kilometres
  2. Near 25% of the African corridor are missing links
  3. The estimated cost to complete Trans-African Highways: 4.2 billion dollars
  4. The main promoters: The African Union, the NEPAD, and all the Regional Economic Communities

Samples - African Corridors

African Northern Corridor

Lobito Corridor Africa

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor)

Logistics Corridors in Namibia

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Dakar-Lagos Trans-African Corridor

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Intra-African trade.



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