Course: Doing Business in East Africa

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Specialisation course “Business in East Africa (Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania)” (e-learning)


Programme structure “Business in Eastern Africa”

Course East Africa

  1. The East African Economic Area of the African Civilisation
  2. Integration in Eastern Africa
  3. Doing Business in the Eastern African Countries (Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  4. Eastern African Businesspeople
  5. Logistics in Eastern Africa
    - Trans-African Highways
    - Largest Eastern African ports
  6. Other regional institutions and agreements in East Africa
  7. Introduction to East African languages
  8. Business Plan for the Eastern African markets

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Learning materials in En or Fr Afrique Est Pt Africa Leste Es Africa Oriental. The student has free access to the materials in these languages.

  1. Credits of the course “Doing Business in East Africa”: 41 ECTS/20.5 AC Credits
  2. Total Tuition Fees: 1,599 Euros.
  3. 20% discount for African students and 10% for students from the African Diaspora.
  4. Duration: 8 months
  5. Download the syllabus of the course: “Doing Business in Eastern Africa” (PDF)

The course “Business in East Africa” is studied…

  1. Doctorate DIB Africa
  2. Doctorate DIB Islamic Countries (countries included: Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, and Tanzania)
  3. Masters: Africa, Frontier Markets, International Business (MIB), Muslims Countries

Students who have taken this course (Doing Business in East Africa) can validate and register for this Master/Doctorate at EENI

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

Methodology: e-learning/Distance Learning.

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

  1. To learn to do business in Eastern Africa (Burundi, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the region
  3. To analyse foreign trade and foreign direct investment flows
  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) in East Africa.
  6. To know the largest ports and the Trans-African corridors in the Eastern Africa region.
  7. To know the main East African businessperson
  8. To develop a business plan for East Africa

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

Sample of the course - Doing Business in East Africa
COMESA Common Market Eastern Africa

Course “Doing Business in East Africa” - Syllabus:

1- Integration in Eastern Africa:

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

East Africa Integration

There are three main economic communities in Eastern 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 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. Indian Ocean Commission (IOC)
  6. Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)

Free Trade Agreements (FTA) related to East Africa:

  1. MERCOSUR-Egypt
  2. Agadir Agreement
  3. India-Mauritius
  4. East African Community-US Trade Agreement
  5. COMESA - US Trade Agreement

2- Doing Business in the Eastern 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 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- Eastern African Businesspeople (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 Eastern 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 institutions and agreements in East Africa.

  1. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  2. Forum Africa-China
  3. Forum Africa-India
  4. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  5. United States-Africa (AGOA)
  6. African Development Bank
  7. Cotonou Agreement
  8. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  9. New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD)
  10. African Union (AU)
  11. Africa-South America Summit
  12. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  13. Islamic Development Bank
  14. Arab League
  15. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)

6- Introduction to East African languages.

Swahili, Arabic, French, and Portuguese.

7- Business Plan for East Africa

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

Religions in East Africa: Islam and Christianity

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 of the Course “Business in Eastern Africa”

Mohamed Ibrahim

Intergovernmental Authority on Development

East African Community

Tanzanian economy

COMESA Customs Union

N’Djamena-Djibouti Trans-African Highway

Port of Mombasa

Mozambique Business

Port of Maputo

Malawi Business

EAC Customs Union

Osama Abdul Latif

African Northern Corridor

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