Ndjamena- DjiboutiHighway is Trans-African Highway6 in the transcontinental roadnetwork being developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa(UNECA), the African Development Bank(ADB), and the African Union, connecting the Sahelian region to the Indian Oceanport of Djibouti in the country of Djibouti.
The road passes though
Darfurin western Sudanand the town of Al Fashir, scene of the Darfur conflict. Consequently travel through that area and Sudan– Chadborder region is unsafe and development of that section is at a standstill.
The route has a length of convert|4219|km|mi|abbr=on crossing
Chad, southern Sudanand northern Ethiopia. Less than half of it is paved and a significant proportion of that is in poor condition. Mountainous terrain in Ethiopia presents challenges to highway engineers.
Wad Medaniin Sudan and Werota in Ethiopia the highway shares the same route as Trans-Africa Highway 4, the Cairo-Cape Town Highway.
The highway is contiguous with the
Dakar-Ndjamena Highwaywith which it will form a complete east-west crossing of the continent of convert|8715|km|mi|abbr=on. The approximate route of the two highways follows a route originally proposed in the French Empire of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and earlier French attempts to control the transcontinental crossing led to the Fashoda Incident.
Trans-African Highway network
* [http://www.afdb.org/portal/page African Development Bank/United Nations Economic Commission For Africa: "Review of the Implementation Status of the Trans African Highways and the Missing Links: Volume 2: Description of Corridors".] August 14, 2003. Retrieved 14 July 2007.
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