e-Course: Doing Business in Sudan

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Syllabus of the Online Course (Subject): Foreign Trade and Business in Sudan - Khartoum.

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Sudan (East Africa)
  2. Doing Business in Khartoum
  3. Sudanese economy
  4. Economic Profile of the States of Sudan
  5. International Trade of Sudan
  6. Port Sudan
  7. Transport in Sudan
  8. Case Study: Sudanese Business People and Companies
    1. Sudatel Telecommunications
    2. Mohamed Ibrahim
    3. Osama Abdul Latif
  9. Foreign Direct Investment in Sudan
  10. Business Opportunities in:
    1. Agriculture
    2. Infrastructure
    3. Services
  11. Introduction to Arabic
  12. Access to the Sudanese market
  13. Business Plan for Sudan

The objectives of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Sudan” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Sudanese economy and foreign trade
  2. To evaluate business opportunities in the Republic of Sudan
  3. To explore Sudanese trade relations with the student's country
  4. To know Sudanese Free Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Sudanese business people and companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Sudanese market
The eLearning Course (Subject) “Doing Business in Sudan” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Doctorates: Islamic Countries, Africa
  2. Course: Business in East Africa
  3. Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Africa, Muslim Countries
  4. Bachelor of Science in Inter-African Business

Student, Online Doctorate in International Business

Higher Education programs adapted for Sudanese Students

Course learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study, Master in International Business in French Soudan Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Sudão Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Sudán.

  1. Credits of the Online Course / Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Sudan”: 3 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: three weeks

ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي

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Mohamed Ibrahim Sudanese Businessman (Course)

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Description of the Online Course: Doing Business in Sudan.

Sudan has a privileged situation in the Red Sea, making the “Sudan Arab” a significant centre of the international trade between East Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe through the Suez Canal.

Sudan is the third largest African Country. Rich in natural resources.

  1. Borders of Sudan: the Arab Republic of Egypt, Libya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, the Central African Republic, and South Sudan.
    1. Sudan shares Maritime borders with Saudi Arabia (the Red Sea)
  2. The area of Sudan is 1,886,068 square kilometers
  3. Sudan is the third largest African country (after Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo)
  4. Sudan has a population of 39 million people
  5. Arabic and English are the official languages
  6. Sudan is divided into twenty-five states (wilayat) and 133 districts
  7. Khartoum is the capital of Sudan
  8. Omdurman is the second largest city in Sudan
  9. Sudan is a federal republic
  10. Sudan gained independence from the United Kingdom and Egypt in 1956
  11. Independence of South Soudan from Sudan in 2011

More information: Sudan (African Portal - EENI Business School & HA University).

  1. Khartoum
  2. Port Sudan
  3. Kassala
  4. El-Obeid
  5. Wilayas (States) of Sudan
  6. Transport and Logistics in Sudan

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Religions in Sudan.

  1. Islam is the largest religion in the Republic of Sudan
    1. Islam is the official religion in Sudan
    2. About 97% of Sudanese population is Sunni Muslim
    3. The Sudanese legal system is based on the English common law and the Islamic Sharia
    4. Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence): Maliki
  2. African Traditional Religions

Sudan belongs to the East African Economic Area (African Civilisation).

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Economy of Sudan:

  1. Sudan is the only Arab nation where agricultural balance is positive
  2. Sudan is rich in natural resources (agricultural and animal production)
  3. The Sudanese agricultural sector represents 45% of the total economic growth and 80% of the population is related to this sector
  4. 90% of Sudanese exports are agricultural products: cotton, gum Arabic, cattle, meat, oilseeds, sorghum, vegetables, and fruits
  5. Extraction of petroleum is another fundamental pillar of the Sudanese economy
  6. Sudan's currency: The Sudanese Pound (SDG)

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International Trade of Sudan.

  1. Top Sudanese export products are petroleum, benzene, kerosene, natural gas, gold, sesame, cotton, gum Arabic, sugar, meat, peanuts, leather, molasses, livestock, and animal feed
  2. Top destinations of the Sudanese exports are the Asian markets (79% of total exports). The People's Republic of China is the largest importer of  Sudanese products (60% of total exports) followed by Singapore, Japan, and South Korea
  3. Top Sudanese imports: machinery, foodstuffs, manufactured products, transport, chemicals, and textiles
  4. Port Sudan is the principal foreign trade port

They are significant foreign direct investment opportunities in the infrastructure and service sectors: railways, roads, internal waterways, civil aviation, air transport, seaports, shipping, and land transport.

African Highways Networks:

  1. Cairo-Sudan-Gaborone Corridor
  2. N’Djamena-Sudan-Djibouti Corridor

Other foreign ports:

  1. Port of Mombasa
  2. Port of Djibouti
  3. Port Said and Port of Alexandria

Sudan has preferential access to the:

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Agreement
  3. Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. European Union Markets:
    1. Generalised System of Preferences
    2. Africa-European Union Strategic Partnership

Sudan is not a member the World Trade Organisation and is not eligible for the AGOA

Sudanese Economy (Online Course)

Sudan is a member of...

  1. Arab League
  2. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
  3. Nile Basin Initiative
  4. Africa-South America Summit
  5. Relationships with China
  6. Relationships with India
  7. Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA)
  8. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  9. African Development Bank
  10. Economic Commission for Africa
  11. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  12. African Union (AU)

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