Central African Economic Area

EENI- School of International Business

Subject Subject (Course): The Central African Economic Area. Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the Economic Area of the Central Africa of the African Civilisation
  2. Christianity in the Central African Economic Area
  3. Economic Profile of Central African countries
  4. Businesspeople in the Central African Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Central African Economic Area with the rest of African Economic Areas (West Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, and Maghrebian)
  6. Interactions of the Central African Economic Area with the economic areas of other civilisations
  7. Logistics in Central Africa
  8. Economic institutions related to the Central African Economic Area

The objectives of the subject “Central African Economic Area” are:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Economic Area of Central Africa
  2. To know the economic profile of the countries of Central Africa
  3. To understand the influence of Christianity in the Central African Economic Area
  4. To understand the processes of economic integration in the Central African Economic Area
  5. To analyse the main businesspeople in the region
  6. To explore the economic relationships with Economic Areas of other civilisations
  7. To analyse the main economic institutions related to the Central African Economic Area

Course

Subject “The Central African Economic Area” is studied...
  1. Doctorates: Ethics, Religions, and Business, Africa
  2. Masters (Online): Sub-Saharan Africa, Frontier Markets, Economic Relations, and Global Business

Languages of study: English or French Afrique Centrale Spanish África Central Portuguese Civilizações

  1. Credits of the subject “Central African Economic Area”: 1 ECTS Credits / 0.5 AC Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

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Description Subject Description: Central African Economic Area:

The Economic Area of Central Africa consists of eleven countries: 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.

Course Business in Central Africa

  1. French is the main language in the region.
  2. Portuguese is spoken in Angola and Sao Tome and Spanish in Equatorial Guinea.
  3. One should also take into account the hundreds of local languages.
  4. From the point of view of economic integration, Burundi and Rwanda also belongs to the East African Economic Area.
  5. The main religion in Central Africa is Christianity.
  6. Chad has 44% of the Muslim population.
  7. The main economy in the region is Angola.
  8. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and Cameroon are also two important regional players.
  9. Largest ports in Central Africa are the Port of Duala, the Port of Libreville, the Port of Luanda and Lobito, the Port of Pointe Noire, the Port of Malabo
  10. Trans-African corridors across Central Africa: the Lobito Corridor, the Beira-Lobito Corridor, the Northern Corridor, the Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor, the Central Corridor, the North-South Corridor, the N’Djamena-Djibouti Corridor, the Trans-Sahelian Highway, and the Lagos-Mombasa Corridor
Isabel dos Santos (Richest African Woman)

Personalities and businesswomen of the Central Africa: Théophile Obenga, Elikia M'Bokolo, Isabel dos Santos, and Amini Kajunju

There are three important processes of integration in Central Africa:

Central African Economic Integration

  1. Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, and Chad are members of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) (fully operational)
  2. Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, and Sao Tome and Principe are members of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  3. Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda are members of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and therefore of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  4. Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  5. Rwanda and Burundi are members of the East African Community (EAC)
  6. Cameroon, the Republic of the Congo, Chad, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are members of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

Members COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite

Others agreements and institutions in Central Africa.

  1. Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda are part of the Economic Community of the Great Lakes Region (CEPGL)
  2. Angola, Burundi, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda are members of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region
  3. Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda are members of the Nile Basin Initiative
  4. The Central African Republic and Chad are part of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. Cameroon and Chad are members of the Niger Basin Authority

Interactions of the Central African Economic Area with other civilisations

Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Burundi, and the Central African Republic are beneficiaries of the Generalised System of Preferences (SPG) of the EU and the Cotonou Agreement of the European Union (EU).

All the countries of Central Africa are beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) of the United States.

Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-TPS)
  1. No country in Central Africa has signed the Framework Agreement + PRETAS (Protocol on the Preferential Tariff Scheme) + Rules of origin
  2. Chad and Gabon only have signed the Framework Agreement

All the countries of Central Africa are members of the African Development Bank, the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the African Union (UA), and the Economic Commission for Africa (CEA).

Samples

Doing Business in Rwanda

Amini Kajunju (Congolese Businesswoman)

Port of Luanda (Angola)

Théophile Obenga (Congo, Afrocentricity)

Cameroon Foreign Trade

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Doing Business in Equatorial Guinea

Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Bank of Central African States

Lobito Corridor (Angola)



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