Course Business in Central Africa

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Course “Doing Business in Central Africa and Sahel (Angola, Cameroon, Congo)” (e-learning, 26 ECTS, English)

Course Business in Central Africa

The main topics analysed on the course “Doing Business in Central Africa” are:

  1. The Central African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. The Economic Integration in the Central African region
  3. Doing Business in the Central African Countries (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Sao Tome)
  4. Central African business person
  5. Logistics in Central Africa
    1. Trans-African Highways
    2. The largest Central African Ports
  6. Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in Central Africa
  7. Introduction to French, Spanish, Swahili, and Portuguese
  8. Business Plan for the Central African Markets

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Course learning materials in English or French Afrique Centrale Portuguese Africa Central Spanish Africa Central. The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in Central Africa” (PDF)

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the Central African markets.

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The main objective of the course “International Trade and Business in Central Africa” is to provide an overview of the Central African Economy and the business opportunities in order:

  1. To learn to do business in Central Africa (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Sao Tome)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Central African Markets
  3. To analyse the international trade and foreign direct investment flows in the countries of Central Africa
  4. To understand the importance of the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa), the ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States), and the CEN-SAD (Community of Sahel-Saharan States)
  5. To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to the Central African countries
  6. To know the main Central African business person
  7. To know the largest ports and the Trans-African Corridors in the Central African Markets
  8. To design a business plan for the Central African Markets

Sample of the course - Business in Central Africa:
Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

Course “International Trade and Business in Central Africa” - Syllabus:

1- Regional Economic Integration in Central Africa.

The Central African Economic Area (PDF) of the African Civilisation (1 ECTS).

  1. Introduction to French, Spanish, Swahili, and Portuguese

Central African Economic Integration

In Central Africa there are two main processes of regional economic integration:

  1. The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) (0.5 ECTS)
  2. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) (0.5 ECTS)

Furthermore, the Central African Countries belongs to other economic communities and regional institutions:

  1. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (2 ECTS)
  2. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) (1.1 ECTS)
  3. The East African Community (EAC) (0.5 ECTS)
  4. The Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) (0.1 ECTS)
  5. The Niger Basin Authority (NBI) (0.1 ECTS)
  6. The COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (0.1 ECTS)
  7. The Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  8. The International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (0.1 ECTS)
  9. The Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) (1 ECTS)
  10. The Nile Basin Initiative
  11. The Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA)
  12. The Bank of the Central African States
  13. The G5-Sahel

Trade Agreements with other civilisations:

  1. The Generalised System of Preferences (GSP)
  2. The Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  3. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA: the United States-Africa)
  4. The Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  5. The COMESA-United States Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
  6. The East African Community-US Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement

2- Doing Business in the Central African Countries.

The Central Africa region consists of eleven countries: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Sao Tome.

  1. Doing Business in Angola (3 ECTS)
  2. Doing Business in Burundi (1 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Cameroon (2 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in the Central African Republic (1 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in Chad (1 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Equatorial Guinea (1 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in Gabon (1 ECTS)
  8. Doing Business in the Republic of the Congo (1 ECTS)
    1. Théophile Obenga
  9. Doing Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (3 ECTS)
    1. Elikia M'Bokolo
  10. Doing Business in Rwanda (1 ECTS)
  11. Doing Business in Sao Tome and Principe (0.5 ECTS)

3- Central African Businesswoman.

  1. Isabel dos Santos (Angola)
  2. Amini Kajunju (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

4- Logistics in Central Africa (2 ECTS).

Trans-African Highways

  1. Northern Corridor
  2. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor
  3. Trans-Sahelian Highway
  4. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  5. Tripoli-Central Africa-Windhoek Corridor
  6. Lobito Corridor
  7. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  8. Central Corridor
  9. North-South Corridor

The Central African Ports

  1. Port of Lobito
  2. Port of Luanda (Angola)
  3. Port of Douala (Cameroon)
  4. Port of Pointe Noire (Congo)
  5. Ports of Equatorial Guinea
  6. Ports of Gabon

5- Summary of other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in the Central African region.

  1. Africa-China Forum
  2. Africa-India Forum
  3. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. African Union (AU)
  7. Islamic Development Bank
  8. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

6- Business Plan for the Central African Markets.

  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in Central Africa”: 26 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 1,014 Euros
  3. 20% discount for the African Students and 10% for the students of the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: 5 months

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The course “Doing Business in Central Africa” is studied...

  1. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  3. Doctorate in the Islamic Countries (countries included the Central African Republic and Chad)

The students who have taken this course (Doing Business in Central Africa) can validate and register for a Master or Doctorate at EENI (School of International Business).

Susana Fernández, the African Students

The course “International Trade and Business in Central Africa” contains exercises (Business Plan) that are evaluated, which the student must work out and pass to obtain the Diploma of the course “Doing Business in Central Africa” issued by EENI (School of International Business).

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business

The course “Doing Business in Central Africa” includes the Market Access Tool:
Central Africa Market

Samples of the Course Business in Central Africa

Isabel dos Santos (Richest African Woman)

Doing Business in Cameroon

Port of Lobito (Angola)

Doing Business in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Doing Business in Burundi

Bank Central African States

Doing Business in Rwanda

Doing Business in Gabon

Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Foreign Trade of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Cameroon International Trade

Doing Business in Chad

Port of Luanda (Angola)

Ports of Equatorial Guinea

The largest religions of Central Africa are Christianity and Islam.

African Students
EENI African Students

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