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Syllabus of the Subject: African Multimodal Transport Corridors. Trans-African Roads.

  1. Introduction to the African Transport Corridors;
  2. Almaty Programme of Action (United Nations);
  3. Trans-African Road Network/Trans-African Corridors;
  4. Cairo-Dakar Corridor;
  5. Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan);
  6. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor;
  7. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor;
  8. Trans-Sahelian Highway (Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor);
  9. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor;
  10. Dakar-Lagos Corridor;
  11. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor;
  12. Beira-Lobito Corridor (Trans-African Highway 9);
  13. Northern Corridor;
  14. Central Corridor;
  15. North-South Corridor;
  16. CEMAC Trade Corridor Project;
  17. Eastern and Central Africa Corridors;
  18. Lobito Corridor;
  19. Corridors in the SADC region;
  20. Logistics Corridors in Namibia;
  21. West and Central Africa Trucking Competitiveness;
  22. Asia-Africa Corridor;
  23. Benin-Niger-Burkina Faso-Ivory Coast Railway loop.

The objectives of the subject “African Transport Corridors” are the following:

  1. To know the state of African Road freight transport;
  2. To analyze the four types of African corridors (unimodal, multimodal, logistic and economic);
  3. To learn about the features of the main transport corridors in Africa;
  4. To know how to access to African landlocked countries through the transport corridors;
  5. To identify the causes of the high costs of Road Transport in Africa;
  6. To understand the concept of a corridor as an engine of African socio-economic development.

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The Subject “Trans-African Road Network” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

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African Transport Corridors.

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

Implications for these countries:

  1. High Logistics costs (up to 77%);
  2. Too far from the largest African and World markets;
  3. Cannot take enough advantage of Globalization  model.

Benefits of African corridors for landlocked countries:

  1. Gateway for the country (import and export of goods);
  2. Regional economic development: Concept of Corridor as engine of the socio-economic 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, Road and Rail transport);
  3. Logistics (the institutional framework has been harmonized, related high-value services);
  4. Economic (Furthermore, attraction of investments - public and private-, new economic activities in the corridor region).

The Trans-African Roads (economic area of the African Civilization) consists of nine corridors.

Highway From - To Kilometers
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 capitals, improve the Road transport facilities and finally contribute to the Economic Integration of the African continent.

  1. 54,000 kilometers;
  2. Near 25% of African corridors are missing links;
  3. Estimated cost to complete the Trans-African Roads: 4.2 billion dollars;
  4. Main promoters: the African Union, NEPAD, and all the Regional Economic Communities.

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