Trade in the Central African Republic, Bangui

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Foreign Trade and Business in the Central African Republic, Bangui



Doing Business in the Central African Republic (Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka), Master in International Trade

The Central African Republic (CAR) is a Central African country

  1. Bangui is the political, economic and administrative capital of the Central African Republic
  2. Other largest Central African cities are Bimbo (Ombella-M'Poko), Mbaiki (Lobaye), Berbérati (Mambéré-Kadéï), Kaga Bandoro, Bozoum, Carnot, Sibut, Bambari and Bria.
  3. The Central African Republic is a developing country
  4. Agriculture represents 50% of the GDP of the Central African Republic
  5. Main products: manioc, corn, coffee, cotton, bananas and tobacco
  6. Main Central African natural resources: oil, uranium, gold and diamonds
  7. The Central African Republic is a landlocked country (without access to the sea)
  8. The headquarters of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are in Bangui
  9. Central African Republic = Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka in Sango
  10. Currency of the Central African Republic: CFA Franc (XAF)
  11. The Central African Republic share borders with Cameroon (Garoua, Ngaoundéré), Chad, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan (175 kilometres) and South Sudan.

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  1. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade, Export Back Office
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Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

  1. The Central African Republic obtained its Independence from France in 1960 (French colony of Oubangui-Chari)
  2. Calling code: 236
  3. Code top-level domain: .cf
  4. Places of interest:
    1. Megaliths of Bouar (UNESCO World Heritage)
    2. Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Bangui
    3. Berengo Palace



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Business in Central Africa (Master)

  1. Central African population: 5.1 million inhabitants
    1. 1975: 2 million
  2. Population density: 8.3 inhabitants/square kilometres
  3. Area of the Central African Republic: 622,984 square kilometres
  4. Climate: tropical
  5. Most of the Central African Republic consists of Sudan-Guinean savannas
  6. The Central African Republic also includes a Sahelo-Sudanese area in the north and an area of equatorial forest in the south.
  7. Two thirds of the country is in the Ubangi river basin (which flows into the Congo River), while the remaining third is in the Chari basin, which empties into the Lake Chad.

Business in the Central African Republic

The ten main cities of the Central African Republic (city/prefecture) are:

  1. Bangui/Bangui
  2. Bimbo, Bégoua/Ombella-M'Poko
  3. Berbérati/Mambéré-Kadéï
  4. Carnot/Mambéré-Kadéï
  5. Bambari/Ouaka
  6. Bouar/Nana-Mambéré
  7. Bria/Haute-Kotto
  8. Bossangoa/Ouham
  9. Nola/Sangha-Mbaéré
  10. Bangassou/Mbomou

Prefectures of the Central African Republic

The prefectures of the Central African Republic are (in brackets: capital) are:

Regions of the Central African Republic (Source NU)

  1. Bamingui-Bangoran (Ndélé)
  2. Basse-Kotto (Mobaye)
  3. Haute-Kotto (Bria)
  4. Haut-Mbomou (Obo)
  5. Kémo (Sibut)
  6. Lobaye (Mbaïki)
  7. Mambéré-Kadéï (Berbérati)
  8. Mbomou (Bangassou)
  9. Nana-Mambéré (Bouar)
  10. Ombella-M'Poko (Bimbo)
  11. Ouaka (Bambari)
  12. Ouham (Bossangoa)
  13. Ouham-Pendé (Bozoum)
  14. Vakaga (Birao)

Economic Integration Organisations (Central African Republic)

  1. Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)
  2. Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)
  3. Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)
  4. Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD)
  5. Bank of Central African States (BEA)
  6. International Organisation of La Francophonie

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

  1. African Union
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Bank of Central African States

Transport and Logistics in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic is a landlocked country, which implies some important costs for its exports.

  1. The port of Douala (Cameroon, 1,500 kilometres) is the main international trade port of the Central African Republic
  2. Port of Douala (Congo) - Congo-Ocean Railway and waterway

Logistics Course: Port of Douala (Cameroon)

Bangui is the logistics centre of the Central African Republic.

In the Central African Republic, the road condition is too degraded

  1. National Road 1 (482 kilometres): Bangui, Bossangoa, Moundou (Chad).
  2. National Road 2 (1,202 kilometres): Bangui, Bambari. Bangassou a Bambouti (border of Sudan)
  3. National Road 3 (453 kilometres): Bossembélé, Bouar, Baboua, Garoua-Boulai (border of Cameroon).
    1. Transafrican Corridor Lagos-Mombassa
    2. Corridor Douala-Bangui.
  4. National Road 4 (554 kilometres): Damara, Bouca, Batangafo to Sarh (Chad).
  5. National Road 5: Bambari, Ippy, Bria, Ouadda, Birao
  6. National Road 6 (605 kilometres): Bangui, Mbaïki, Carnot, border of Cameroon (Berbérati, Gamboula)
  7. National Road 7 (87 kilometres): Bossemptélé - Bozoum
  8. National Road 8: Kouango, Ongo, Sibut, Kaga-Bandoro, Ndélé, Birao (border of Sudan).
  9. National Road 9: Kongbo, Mobaye
  10. National Road 10 (136 kilometres): Berbérati, Bania, Nola.
  11. National Road 11 (104 kilometres): Baoro, Carnot

African Corridors:

  1. Tripoli-Windhoek Corridor
  2. Lagos-Mombasa Corridor

Lagos-Mombasa Trans-African Corridor

Bangui M’poko Airport.

No rail transport in the Central African Republic

River route through the Congo and the Oubangui rivers

Main Central African ethnicities:

In the Central African Republic there are more than 80 ethnic groups, each with its own language.

The most important ethnic groups are Baya-Mandjia (50% of the population), Banda (40%), Mandjia, Sara, Mboum, M'Baka (7%), Yakoma, Fula...

Religions in the Central African Republic:

  1. Christianity (80% of the population)
    1. Protestantism (51%)
    2. Catholicism (29%)
  2. Islam (10%)
  3. African Traditional Religions

Languages of the Central African Republic

In the Central African Republic there are more than 100 languages: Sango, Banda of the South, Banda-banda, Bokoto, Gbanou, Gbaya of North-West and South-West...

The official languages of the Central African Republic are French and Sango (vehicular language, 93% of Central African speak Sango)

Only a small part of the population of the Central African Republic has a basic knowledge of French, the official language.

History of the Central African Republic

  1. Ninth millennium BC: carved stones (Pygmy?)
  2. Third millennium BC: Bantu expansion and populations of the Adamaoua-Ubangi group
  3. Pygmy marginalisation
  4. 700-1376: Kanem Empire
  5. 15th century: Zandé expansion
  6. Kingdoms Zandé
  7. 18th - 19th centuries: Slave Trade. Strong demographic regression
  8. Ndélé: Slavery centre (Sultan of Baguirmi)
  9. Dar el-Kouti: Slave state
  10. Conversion to Islam
  11. 18th century: the Ngbandi create the Central African vernacular language: Sango
  12. 1522-1897: Kingdom of the Baguirmi
  13. 1635-1912: Ouaddaï Empire
  14. 1889: construction of Bangui
  15. 1905: French colony of Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial Africa (1910)
  16. 1960: Independence (France). Barthélemy Boganda
  17. 1965: Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état, Jean-Bedel Bokassa
  18. 1974: Authoritarian regime of Jean-Bedel Bokassa (emperor)
  19. 1979: French operation (Barracuda). David Dacko
  20. 1981: General André Kolingba (military regime).
  21. 1993: free elections (multiparty). President Ange-Félix Patassé
  22. 2003: President François Bozizé
  23. Two civil wars
  24. 2014: cessation of hostilities, agreement in Brazzaville.

Higher Education in the Central African Republic

LMD System (Bachelor of Science-Master-Doctorate)- Ministry of Higher Education of the Central African Republic

  1. University of Bangui (public university)

The Central African Republic is a member of:

  1. Francophone University Agency (AUF)
  2. African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)

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