Great Lakes Region, Africa
- Water — Sustainable development — Regional co-operation — Rivers — Sovereignty — Jurisdiction of states, conflicts — Jurisdiction of states, nationality principle — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The Great Lakes Region in Africa covers the territory between Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoria , Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake Kivu (‘ Zwischenseengebiet ’, Interlacustrine Region). In addition the eastern provinces North and South Kivu of the Democratic Republic of Congo ( Congo, Democratic Republic of the [‘DRC’]) belong to this region. Geographically the region is a plateau located between 5° S and 2° N latitude. The term ‘Great Lakes Region’ was first used by European explorers who arrived in the second half of the 19 th century. They found a densely...