Algiers-Lagos Trans-African Highway

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Sub-subject Sub-subject: Algiers (Algeria) - Lagos (Nigeria) Corridor / Trans-Saharan Highway


  1. Introduction to the Algiers-Lagos Corridor (or Trans-Saharan Highway or Trans-African Highway)
  2. The main features of the Algiers-Lagos Corridor
  3. Access to five African markets of North and West Africa: Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Tunisia.


Sub-subject “Algiers-Lagos Trans-African Highway” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program in African Business
  2. Doctorates: Africa, Islamic Countries
  3. Courses (e-learning): Transport in Africa, West Africa, and the Maghreb

Languages of study: English or French Algiers-Lagos Corridor Portuguese Algiers-Lagos Spanish Argel Lagos

Area of Knowledge: Africa

Sample of the sub-subject: Algiers-Lagos Trans-Saharan Highway
Algiers-Lagos Corridor (Trans-Saharan Highway)

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Description Sub-Subject Description (Algiers-Lagos Corridor).

The Algiers-Lagos Trans-African Highway, also named the Trans-Saharan Highway (4.504 kilometres), links:

  1. North Africa: Algeria (2.106 kilometres) and Tunisia, with
  2. West Africa: Niger (655 kilometres), Nigeria (1.193 kilometres) and Mali

Key features of the Trans-Saharan Transport Corridor:

  1. Countries: Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, and Tunisia.
  2. Chad is also in the area of influence of this corridor.
  3. The main languages in the region of the corridor: Arabic, English, and French.
  4. The largest religion in the region: Islam
  5. The main cities in the Trans-Saharan Highway: Algiers, Ghardaia, Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Arlit (Frontier Algeria/Niger), Agadez, Zinder, Kano, Oyo, Ibadan, Lagos.
  6. Paved: 85%

Trans-Saharan Highway links with other African corridors:

  1. In Algiers (Algeria) with Cairo-Dakar Trans-African Highway
  2. In Kano (Nigeria) with the Dakar-N’Djamena corridor (Trans-Sahelian Highway)
  3. In Lagos (Nigeria) with the Lagos-Mombasa corridor
  4. In Lagos (Nigeria) with the Dakar-Lagos corridor and the Lagos-Mombasa corridor.
  5. Tunisia (Tunis) - Algeria (Gabes - Hazoua - Ghardaia) link (800 kilometres) is a feeder of the Algiers-Lagos Trans-African Highway
  6. Algeria (Tamanrasset) - Mali (Gao - Bamako) -2,226 kilometres- is also considered as a feeder of the Algiers-Lagos Trans-African Highway

The largest ports in the region of the Trans-Saharan Highway:

  1. Port of Lagos (Nigeria)
  2. Tunisian Ports (Feeder)
  3. Port of Algiers

Trans-Saharan Highway belongs to the African Civilisation.

  1. West African Economic Area
  2. Maghrebian Economic Area

Regional Economic Communities (REC):

  1. Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  2. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  3. Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)
  4. West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

Tunisian Ports

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