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E-Learning Course: Business in East Africa

Course “Doing Business in East Africa” (Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania) (e-learning, 41 ECTS, English)

Course Business in East Africa

Eight subjects compose the Course “Doing Business in East Africa”:

  1. East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Economic Integration in East Africa
  3. Doing Business in the East African Countries (Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  4. East African business people
  5. Logistics in East Africa
    1. Trans-African Highways related to East Africa
    2. The largest East African Ports
  6. Other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in East Africa
  7. Introduction to the East African Languages
  8. Business Plan for the East African Markets

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Learning materials in English or French Afrique Est Portuguese África Leste Spanish África Oriental. The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

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

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Objectives of the Course “Doing Business in East Africa”

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

  1. To learn to do business in East Africa (Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, the Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the East African Markets
  3. To analyse the foreign trade and foreign direct investment flows in East Africa
  4. To understand the importance of the EAC (East African Community), the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), the COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa) and the Tripartite COMESA-EAC-SADC
  5. To know the Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to East Africa
  6. To know the largest ports and the Trans-African corridors in the East African region
  7. To know the main East African business person
  8. To develop a business plan for East Africa

Course intended for all those wanting to specialise in the East African Markets.

Sample of the course - Doing Business in East Africa
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Course “Doing Business in East Africa” - Syllabus:

1- Economic Integration in East Africa:

The East African Economic Area (PDF) of the African Civilisation (2 ECTS).

  1. Introduction to Swahili, Arabic, French, and Portuguese.
  2. Religions in East Africa:
    1. African Traditional Religions
    2. Islam
    3. Christianity

East African Economic Integration

There are three main economic communities in East Africa:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) (2 ECTS)
  2. East African Community (EAC) (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) (0.1 ECTS)

Several East African Countries also belong to the:

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC) (1.1 ECTS)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (FTA) (0.1 ECTS)

Furthermore, there are the following regional economic organisations:

  1. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) (0.1 ECTS)
  2. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA) (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) (0.1 ECTS)
  4. Nile Basin Initiative (NBI)
  5. ndian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  6. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) and Economic Organisations related to East Africa:

  1. MERCOSUR-Egypt
  2. Agadir Agreement
  3. India-Mauritius FTA
  4. East African Community-US Trade Agreement
  5. COMESA-US Trade Agreement
  6. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  7. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership
  8. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  9. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

2- Doing Business in the East African Countries:

The East African region consists of eighteen countries:

  1. Doing Business in Burundi (1 ECTS)
  2. Doing Business in the Comoros (0.5 ECTS)
  3. Doing Business in Djibouti (2 ECTS)
  4. Doing Business in Egypt (3 ECTS)
  5. Doing Business in Eritrea (0.5 ECTS)
  6. Doing Business in Ethiopia (3 ECTS)
  7. Doing Business in Kenya (3 ECTS)
    1. Bethwell Ogot
    2. Ali Al'amin Mazrui
  8. Doing Business in Madagascar (1 ECTS)
  9. Doing Business in Malawi (1 ECTS)
  10. Doing Business in Mauritius (2 ECTS)
  11. Doing Business in Mozambique (2 ECTS)
  12. Doing Business in Rwanda (1 ECTS)
  13. Doing Business in the Seychelles (2 ECTS)
  14. Doing Business in Somalia (0.5 ECTS)
  15. Doing Business in Sudan (3 ECTS)
  16. Doing Business in South Sudan (0.5 ECTS)
  17. Doing Business in Tanzania (2 ECTS)
  18. Doing Business in Uganda (2 ECTS)

3- East African Business People (0.5 ECTS):


  1. Tarek Talaat Moustafa
  2. Hassan Abdalla
  3. Mohamed Mansour
  4. Onsi Sawiris
  5. Ahmed Mekky
  6. Minoush Abdel-Meguid


  1. Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-Amoudi
  2. Mimi Alemayehou


  1. Naushad N. Merali
  2. Bhimji Depar Shah


  1. Iman


  1. Mohamed Ibrahim
  2. Osama Abdul Latif


  1. Mohammed Dewji
  2. Said Salim Bakhresa
  3. Dr Reginald Mengi

4- Logistics in East Africa (2 ECTS).

1- East African Ports

  1. Kenya: Port of Mombasa (the largest port in East Africa)
  2. Tanzania: Port of Dar Es Salaam
  3. Mozambique: Port of Maputo
  4. Djibouti: Port of Djibouti
  5. Sudan: Port Sudan
  6. Madagascar: Ports of Madagascar
  7. Egyptian ports. Suez Canal

2- African Highways Networks.

  1. Northern Corridor
  2. N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor
  3. Cairo-Gaborone Corridor
  4. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  5. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
  6. North-South Corridor
  7. Central Corridor

5- Summary of other regional economic institutions and trade agreements in East Africa.

  1. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. Africa-China Forum
  3. Africa-India Forum
  4. African Development Bank
  5. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  6. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  7. African Union (AU)
  8. Africa-South America Summit
  9. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  10. Islamic Development Bank
  11. Arab League
  12. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)

6- Business Plan for East Africa

  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in East Africa”: 41 ECTS Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 1,599 Euros
  3. 20% discount for the African Students and 10% for the students of the African Diaspora
  4. Duration: 8 months

The course “Doing Business in East Africa” is part of the following programs:

  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Doctorate in Business in the Islamic Countries (countries included Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Tanzania)
  3. Masters (e-learning): Africa, Frontier Markets, International Business, Muslims Countries
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

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

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

Pedro Nonell, African Students

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

Area of Knowledge: Africa - Courses: Doing Business

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

The COMESA and SADC countries analysed in:

  1. Central Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  2. Southern Africa: South Africa Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  3. Libya is analysed in the Maghreb.

African Students (EENI):
EENI African Students

Samples - East Africa

Mohamed Ibrahim Sudanese Businessman

Intergovernmental Authority on Development IGAD

East African Community (EAC)

Tanzanian economy

COMESA Custom Union

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Port of Mombasa (Kenya)

Doing Business in Mozambique

Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Doing Business in Malawi

East African Community (EAC) Customs Union

Osama Abdul Latif Sudanese Businessman

African Northern Corridor

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