Legal aspects of hydro-electric development of rivers and lakes of common interest
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The hydro electric potential of Africa represents approximately one third of the total world potential. It is mainly situated on rivers like the Nile, Niger, Senegal and Zambesi, which flow through the territory of several countries, so that its development raises problems of international law on the solution of which it may be useful to provide some facts, at least for information.