Arid Lands Newsletter--link to home page No. 44, Fall/Winter 1998
Conflict Resolution and Transboundary Water Resources

Openness and river basin institutions: Niger River basin map

At 2,600 miles (4,200 km) long, the Niger River is the third longest in Africa, after the Nile and the Congo. Rising in Guinea, the river flows northeast into Mali. East of Timbuktu, it bends to the southeast, flowing across western Niger and forming part of the international boundary between Niger and Benin. From there, the Niger enters Nigeria and flows predominantly south, finally entering the Atlantic Ocean through an extensive delta Niger River basin map

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Maps copyright Len Milich.

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