Central Corridor (Africa)

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Sub-subject: The Central Transport Corridor (Gateway to Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Central Corridor
  2. The main features of the Central Corridor
  3. Access to five markets of East and Central Africa: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda
The sub-subject “The African Central Corridor” is studied...
  1. Professional Master's Program in African Business
  2. Doctorate in Business in Africa (e-learning)
  3. Course Transport in Africa

Languages of study English or French Afrique Corridors Portuguese Corredor Central Spanish Corredor Central

Sample of the Sub-subject: The Central Corridor (Africa)
Central Corridor (Africa)

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Description of the Sub-Subject: the Central Corridor - Africa.

The Central Corridor (Africa) (1,300 kilometres) links:

  1. Central Africa: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda
  2. East Africa: Tanzania and Uganda

Key features of the Central Corridor:

  1. Managed by the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency
  2. Types of transport: Road, rail, and inland waterways
  3. General state of the road: good conditions. E-Cargo available
  4. Estimated population in the region: 120 millions of people

The largest port is the Port of Dar Es Salaam

  1. Port of Dar Es Salaam container dwell time: 9-11 days (29 days in 2008)
  2. Six Inland Container Depots
  3. 65% of the Tanzanian foreign trade

Other ports

  1. The Isaka Dry Port
  2. The  Port of Mwanza, Kemondo Bay, Port Bell, and Jinja Port
  3. The Port of Kigoma, Bujumbura, Moba, Baraka, Kasanga, Kalundu, and Kalemie

Railway system: Tanzania Railways Corporation (2,700 kilometres of one-metre gauge). Only 6 percent of the Central Corridor traffic

One-stop Border Posts in Rusumo (Burundi - Rwanda), Mutukula (Uganda), and Kabanga/Kobero (Tanzania). One-stop Inspection Stations (OSIS) in Dar es Salaam port, Rusumo, Vigwaza, Manyoni, and Nyakanazi.

The main cities:

  1. Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam, Chalinze (Muheza - Arusha - Namanga: links with the Northern Corridor), Kilosa, Dodoma, Singida, Igunga, Isaka (Shingaya, Mwanza), Nyakanazi, Nyakahura, Muleba, Bukoba, Kyaka, and Mutukula
  2. Burundi: Kabero, Ngozi, Gitega, and Bujumbura
  3. Rwanda: Kigali, Goma, and Bukavu
  4. Uganda: Mutukula, Masaka (Links with the Northern Corridor)
  5. Extension to RD Congo: Goma and Vukabu to Walikale

Access to Zambia

  1. Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam-Corridor (Kilosa, Iringa, Mbeya, and Tunduma) links with Lusaka
  2. Tanzania: via Lake Tanganyika-Mpulungu

Links with other Trans-African corridors:

  1. Cairo-Gaborone

Regional Economic Communities involved:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. East African Community (EAC)
  3. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  4. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  5. COMESA-EAC-SADC Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  6. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

The main languages: French and English.

The main religion in the region of the Central Corridor: Christianity

Central Corridor belongs to the African Civilisation.

  1. Central African Economic Area
  2. East African Economic Area


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