African Economic Areas (Degree)

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African Economic Areas (Bachelor's Degree, e-learning)


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Subject - “African Economic Areas” (7 ECTS) - Bachelor's Degrees in Inter-African Business and International Trade

African Economic Areas

The objectives of the subject “African Economic Area”:

  1. To define the characteristics of the Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. To know the economic profile of the African countries
  3. To understand the influence of Islam and Christianity on the African Economic Area
  4. To understand the Economic Integration process of the African Civilisation
  5. To analyse the main African Businessmen
  6. To know the economic relations of the African Civilisation with other civilisations (Western, Sinic, Buddhist, Hindu, Orthodox and Islamic)
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the African Economic Area
  8. To know the main socio-economic characteristics of the fifty-four African countries.

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Syllabus of the Program: The West African Economic Area

  1. Introduction to the Economic Area of West Africa of the African Civilisation
  2. Islam and Christianity in the West African Economic Area
  3. Economic profile of the West African Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo
  4. Businessmen of the West African Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Economic Area of West Africa with the other African Economic Areas (Central Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and Maghrebian)
  6. Interactions of the Economic Area of West Africa with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  7. Logistics in West Africa
  8. Economic institutions related to the West African Economic Area

West African Countries.

The West African countries with access to the sea:

  1. Benin: the predominance of the informal sector in Benin
  2. Ivory Coast: the headquarters of the African Development Bank, an African frontier market
  3. Gambia: a country oriented towards agricultural exports
  4. Ghana: An African frontier market and the second African gold producer
  5. Guinea-Conakry: vast reserves of bauxite and iron
  6. Guinea-Bissau: one of the ten poorest countries in the world
  7. Liberia: an African country with a Nobel Peace Prize laureate (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)
  8. Nigeria: Africa's largest economy. The Nigerian population in 2100: 1 billion people
  9. Senegal: one of the least corrupt African countries
  10. Sierra Leone: the fastest economic growth in West Africa
  11. Togo: phosphates and agriculture. The port of Lomé

Landlocked West African Countries:

  1. Burkina Faso: one of the West African countries that have implemented more reforms
  2. Mali: the third African gold producer, instability in the North
  3. Niger: the world's largest uranium reserves

Insular countries of West Africa

  1. Cape Verde: the African leader in stability

Objectives of the Program “The West African Economic Area”:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Economic Area of West Africa
  2. To know the economic profile of the West African Countries
  3. To understand the influence of Islam and Christianity on the West African Economic Area
  4. To understand the Economic Integration process in the Economic Area of West Africa
  5. To analyse the top West African Businessmen
  6. To know the economic relations with the other Economic Areas of the different civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the West African Economic Area

Syllabus of the Program: Central African Economic Area.

  1. Introduction to the Central African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Christianity in the Central African Economic Area
  3. Economic profile of the countries of Central Africa: Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Sao Tome and Principe
  4. Businessmen of the Central African Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Central African Economic Area with the other African Economic Areas (West Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa and Maghrebian)
  6. Interactions of the Central African Economic Area with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  7. Logistics in the Central Africa
  8. Economic institutions related to the Central African Economic Area

Central African countries

The countries of Central Africa with access to the sea:

  1. Angola: an African frontier market
  2. Cameroon: 40% of the GDP of the Economic Community of the States of Central Africa (ECCAS)
  3. Gabon: a strategic position in Central Africa
  4. Equatorial Guinea: the richest African country by habitant
  5. The Republic of the Congo: a heavily indebted poor country
  6. The Democratic Republic of the Congo: 99 millions of Congolese in 2025

Landlocked markets of Central Africa:

  1. Burundi
  2. Central African Republic: Political crisis
  3. Chad: a new country exporter of Petroleum
  4. Rwanda

Insular countries of Central Africa:

  1. Sao Tome and Prince: a touristic country

Objectives of the Program “Central African Economic Area”:

  1. To understand the influence of Christianity on the Central African Economic Area
  2. To define the economic characteristics of the Economic Area of Central Africa
  3. To know the economic profile of the countries of Central Africa
  4. To understand the Economic Integration process in the Economic Area of Central Africa
  5. To analyse the top Businessmen
  6. To know the economic relations with the other Economic Areas of the different civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the Central African Economic Area

Syllabus of the Program: Southern Africa Economic Area.

  1. Introduction to the Southern Africa Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Christianity in the Southern Africa Economic Area
  3. Economic profile of Southern Africa Countries: South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  4. Businessmen of the Southern Africa Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Southern Africa Economic Area with the other African Economic Areas (West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa and Maghrebian)
  6. Interactions of the Southern Africa Economic Area with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  7. Logistics in the Southern Africa
  8. Economic institutions related to the Southern Africa Economic Area

Southern Africa Countries.

Countries of Southern Africa with access to the sea:

  1. South Africa: the second largest African Economy. The largest African car maker
  2. Namibia: an economy based on mining and cattle raising

Landlocked markets of Southern Africa:

  1. Botswana: diamonds (33% of the GDP)
  2. Lesotho: an African monarchy
  3. Swaziland: a small African Kingdom
  4. Zambia: an African frontier market
  5. Zimbabwe: huge mineral resources

Objectives of the Program “Southern Africa Economic Area”:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Southern Africa Economic Area
  2. To know the economic profile of the Southern African Countries
  3. To understand the Economic Integration process in the Southern Africa Economic Area
  4. To analyse the Southern African Businessmen
  5. To understand the influence of Christianity on the Southern Africa Economic Area
  6. To know the economic relations with the other Economic Areas of the different civilisations
  7. To analyse the largest economic organisations related to the Southern Africa Economic Area

Syllabus of the Program: East African Economic Area

  1. Introduction to the East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Christianity and Islam in the East African Economic Area
  3. Economic profile of the East African Countries
  4. Businessmen of the East African Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the East African Economic Area with the other African Economic Areas
  6. Interactions of the East African Economic Area with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  7. Logistics in East Africa
  8. Economic institutions related to the East African Economic Area

East African Countries.

East African Countries with access to the sea:

  1. Djibouti: an economy based on maritime transport and telecommunications
  2. Egypt: the control of the Suez Canal
  3. State of Eritrea
  4. Kenya: the largest East African economy
  5. Mozambique: one of the poorest countries in the World
  6. Tanzania: an African pioneer market
  7. Somalia
  8. Sudan: the largest African country

Landlocked countries in East Africa:

  1. Burundi: one of the ten poorest countries in the World
  2. Ethiopia: Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union
  3. Malawi: an agricultural country
  4. Rwanda: the more densely populated African country
  5. South Sudan: the youngest country in the world
  6. Uganda: open to investment (FDI)

Insular countries of East Africa:

  1. The Comoros: 50 percent of the population lives below the international poverty line ($ 1.25 per day)
  2. Madagascar: one of the poorest Africa countries
  3. Mauritius: one of the largest African financial centre
  4. Seychelles: the first African country by human development

Objectives of the Program “East African Economic Area”:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the East African Economic Area
  2. To know the economic profile of the East African Countries
  3. To understand the Economic Integration process in East African Economic Area
  4. To understand the influence of Islam and Christianity on the East African Economic Area
  5. To analyse the top Businessmen
  6. To know the economic relations with the other Economic Areas of the different civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the East African Economic Area

Syllabus of the Program: Maghrebian Economic Area

  1. Introduction to the Maghrebian Economic Area as part of the Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation
  2. Islam in the Maghrebian Economic Area
  3. Economic profile of the Maghrebian countries: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia
  4. Businessmen of the Maghrebian Economic Area
  5. Logistics in the Maghreb
  6. Interactions of the Maghrebian Economic Area with the other African Economic Areas
  7. Interactions of the Maghrebian Economic Area with the Economic Areas of the other civilisations
  8. Economic institutions related to the Maghrebian Economic Area

Maghrebian countries.

  1. Algeria: 50% of the African gas. An African frontier market.
  2. Morocco: an African frontier market. The emergence of the Moroccan entrepreneurs in Africa
  3. Tunisia: the world's leading exporter of dates.
  4. Mauritania: the mining and fishing sector
  5. Libya: the largest proven reserves of petroleum in Africa

Objectives of the Program “Maghrebian Economic Area”:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Maghrebian Economic Area
  2. To understand the influence of Islam on the Maghrebian Economic Area
  3. To know the economic profile of the Maghrebian countries
  4. To understand the Economic Integration process in the Maghrebian Economic Area
  5. To analyse the main Businessmen of the Maghreb
  6. To know the economic relations with the other Economic Areas of the different civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the Maghrebian Economic Area

The subjects of the first semester of the Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business and International Trade

African Institutions (Bachelor's Degree Africa, L1-1)

Note:

  1. ECTS = European Transfer and Accumulation System
  2. CECT = Credit of Capitalisable and Transferable Evaluation (CAMES)

Samples: African Economic Areas (Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business and International Trade e-learning)

ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States

Alhaji Aliko Dangote

SADC Customs Union

COMESA Custom Union

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