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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Regional Co-operation and Organization: African States

Magnus Killander

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 December 2018

Subject(s):
Sustainable development — Regional co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Apart from regulation of the use of the Congo River and the Niger River dating back to the scramble for Africa in the late 19th century, there was little co-operation between the colonial powers in Africa (see also Berlin West Africa Conference [1884–85] ). One instance of such co-operation was the establishment in 1935 of the African Postal Union and the African Telecommunications Union which were established through agreements between the colonial governments of 15 African territories covering most of the continent. 2 With independence looming for most African...
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