Community of Sahel-Saharan States
|Members||Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Djibouti, The Gambia, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Somalia, Tunisia, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Comoros, Mauritania, Guinea, Kenya, Sao Tomé and Principe, Equatorial Guinea (2018)|
|Main transport corridors||Abidjan-Lagos, Dakar-Lagos, Tema-Ougadougou, Abidjan-Ougadougou, Bamako-Dakar, Bamako-Ougadougou-Tema, Abidjan-Niamey, Abidjan-Bamako, Cotonou-Niamey, Lome-Ouagadougou, Accra-Ougadougou|
|Key private sector organisations||N/A|
CEN-SAD was created in 1998 in Libya and is a regional organisation for the Sahel-Saharan states. It was created to overcome the problem of low economic integration between the states and aimed to establish an economic union, promote foreign trade transport facilitation and increased communication between its members.
The region is characterised by political instability and economic fragility. Therefore, initiatives have been started to assist in agriculture, finance and transportation. They plan to construct a railway line between Libya, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal.
The members of CEN-SAD participate in other African economic unions aiming to create a common African Economic Community.