African Transport Corridors (e-Course)

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

  1. Introduction to 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

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

  1. To know the state of African road freight transport
  2. To analyse 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 the African landlocked countries through 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

The eLearning Subject “Trans-African Road Network” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Courses: Transport in Africa, Road transport, Multimodal transport
  2. Masters: Transport in Africa, African Business, International Transport, Foreign Trade
  3. Doctorates: International Logistics, Business in Africa, Global Trade

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorates)

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Corridors de transport africains Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Africa corredores Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Africa corredores

Example of the Online Subject - Trans-African Road Network:
Master/ Course: African Transport Corridors

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Maritime Transport in Africa

Description of the Online Subject: 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 largest African and World markets
  3. Cannot take enough advantage of the Globalisation model

Benefits of 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 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, route and Rail transport)
  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 corridor region)

The Trans-African Roads (economic area of 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 Economic Integration of the African continent.

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

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Samples - African Corridors

African Northern Corridor (Course Master)

Lobito Corridor (Angola, Logistics Course)

Cairo-Dakar Corridor (Trans-African Highway)

Trans-Sahelian Highway, Dakar-N’Djamena Corridor

Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

  1. Intra-African trade
  2. International Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport

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