AFRICA: International River Basin register
(updated August 2012)


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Basin Name Total area of basin (sq. km) (1)   Country name Area of country in basin (sq. km) Percent area of basin in country (%)

Akpa (2) 4,860 Cameroon

3,020

62
Nigeria 1,840 38
 
Atui (3) 31,710 Mauritania 20,480 65
Western Sahara 11,230 35
 
Awash 154,360 Ethiopia 143,080 93
Djibouti 11,020 7
Somalia 260 <1
 
Baraka 66,180 Eritrea 41,460 63
Sudan 24,720 37
 
Benito/Ntem 44,850 Cameroon 18,840 42
Equatorial Guinea 15,280 34
Gabon 10,730 24
 
Bia 10,860 Ghana 6,400 59
Ivory Coast 4,460 41
 
Buzi 27,730 Mozambique 24,580 89
Zimbabwe 3,150 11
 
Cavally 30,380 Ivory Coast 16,600 55
Liberia 12,510 41
Guinea 1,270 4
 
Cestos 14,920 Liberia 12,610 85
Ivory Coast 2,290 15
Guinea 20 <1
 
Chiloango 11,590 Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) 7,500 65
Angola 3,760 32
  Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 330 3
 
Congo/Zaire (4, 5) 3,674,850 Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) 2,229,860 62
Central African Republic 399,420 11
Angola 288,850 8
  Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 246,620 7
Zambia 175,290 5
Tanzania, United Republic of 166,010 5
Cameroon 84,680 2
Burundi 14,330 <1
Rwanda 4,510 <1
Sudan 1,590 <1
Gabon 440 <1
Malawi 150 <1
Uganda 100 <1
           
Corubal 23,880 Guinea 17,400 73
Guinea-Bissau 6,480 27
 
Cross 52,430 Nigeria 40,010 76
Cameroon 12,420 24
 
Cuvelai/Etosha 166,650 Namibia 113,580 68
Angola 53,370 32
 
Daoura 34,450 Morocco 18,140 53
Algeria 16,310 47
 
Dra 96,250 Morocco 75,700 79
Algeria 20,550 21
 
Gambia 69,540 Senegal 50,510 73
Guinea 13,120 19
Gambia 5,910 9
           
Gash 39,900 Eritrea 21,370 54
Sudan 9,550 24
Ethiopia 8,980 23
 
Geba 12,800 Guinea-Bissau 8,560 67
Senegal 4,090 32
Guinea 50 <1
 
Great Scarcies 12,030 Guinea 8,990 75
Sierra Leone 3,040 25
 
Guir 78,840 Algeria 61,110 78
Morocco 17,730 22
 
Incomati (6) 46,650 South Africa 29,070 62
Mozambique 14,620 31
Swaziland 2,960 6
 
Juba-Shibeli 799,780 Ethiopia 365,610 46
Somalia 219,990 28
Kenya 214,180 27
 
Komoe 77,900 Ivory Coast 58,120 75
Burkina Faso 16,880 22
Ghana 2,270 3
Mali 630 1
 
Kunene 109,640 Angola 95,070 87
Namibia 14,570 13
 
Lake Chad (7) 2,380,480 Chad 1,088,150 46
Niger 671,810 28
Central African Republic 217,380 9
Nigeria 179,480 8
Algeria 89,680 4
Sudan 82,860 3
Cameroon 46,490 2
Libya 4,630 <1
 
Lake Natron 55,190 Tanzania, United Republic of 36,950 67
Kenya 18,240 33
 
Lake Turkana (8) 206,210 Ethiopia 113,000 55
Kenya 89,250 43
Uganda 2,460 1
Sudan 1,500 1
 
Limpopo 413,560 South Africa 183,050 44
Mozambique 86,970 21
Botswana 81,070 20
Zimbabwe 62,470 15
 
Little Scarcies 18,800 Sierra Leone 12,970 69
Guinea 5,730 31
 
Loffa 11,350 Liberia 10,040 88
Guinea 1,310 12
 
Lotagipi Swamp (8) 38,680 Kenya 20,270 52
Sudan 13,170 34
Ethiopia 3,250 8
Uganda 1,990 5
 
Mana-Morro 6,870 Liberia 5,730 83
Sierra Leone 1,140 17
 
Maputo (6) 30,600 South Africa 18,390 60
Swaziland 10,670 35
Mozambique 1,540 5
 
Mbe 6,940 Gabon 6,450 93
Equatorial Guinea 500 7
 
Medjerda 23,150 Tunisia 15,450 67
Algeria 7,700 33
           
Moa 22,500 Sierra Leone 10,700 48
Guinea 8,850 39
Liberia 2,950 13
 
Mono 23,270 Togo 22,100 95
Benin 1,170 5
 
Niger 2,105,190 Nigeria 559,370 27
Mali 538,600 25
Niger 496,560 24
Algeria 160,930 8
Guinea 95,420 5
Cameroon 87,650 4
Burkina Faso 82,320 4
Benin 45,040 2
Ivory Coast 22,850 1
Chad 16,450 1
 
Nile (9) 3,020,100 Sudan 1,921,860 64
Ethiopia 354,890 12
Egypt 276,570 9
Uganda 237,520 8
Tanzania, United Republic of 119,400 4
Kenya 50,690 2
  Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) 21,100 1
Rwanda 20,630 1
Burundi 12,850 <1
Eritrea 3,560 <1
Central African Republic 1,030 <1
 
Nyanga 12,260 Gabon 11,460 93
  Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 800 7
 
Ogooue 219,470 Gabon 188,500 85
  Congo, Republic of the (Brazzaville) 26,440 12
Cameroon 5,220 2
Equatorial Guinea 1,980 1
 
Okavango 705,600 Botswana 357,200 51
Namibia 175,600 25
Angola 150,100 21
Zimbabwe 22,700 3
 
Orange (6, 10, 11) 934,050 South Africa 563,240 60
Namibia 229,530 25
Botswana 121,340 13
Lesotho 19,940 2
 
Oued Bon Naima 500 Morocco 330 63
Algeria 190 37
 
Oueme 59,140 Benin 49,040 83
Nigeria 9,700 16
Togo 400 1
 
Ruvuma (12) 151,240 Mozambique 98,630 65
Tanzania, United Republic of 52,170 34
Malawi 440 <1
 
Sabi 115,470 Zimbabwe 85,280 74
Mozambique 30,190 26
 
Sassandra 67,730 Ivory Coast 59,430 88
Guinea 8,300 12
 
Senegal 434,520 Mauritania 218,430 50
Mali 150,370 35
Senegal 35,060 8
Guinea 30,660 7
 
St. John (Africa) 15,600 Liberia 12,840 83
Guinea 2,620 17
 
St. Paul 21,100 Liberia 11,700 55
Guinea 9,400 45
 
Tafna

9,430

Algeria 7,030 75
Morocco 2,400 25
 
Tano 15,380 Ghana 13,700 89
Ivory Coast 1,680 11
 
Umba 8,200 Tanzania, United Republic of 6,800 83
Kenya 1,400 17
 
Umbeluzi (6) 10,720 Mozambique 7,220 67
Swaziland 3,480 32
South Africa 20 <1
 
Utamboni 7,580 Gabon 4,480 59
Equatorial Guinea 3,100 41
 
Volta 411,200 Burkina Faso 173,140 42
Ghana 165,100 40
Togo 25,850 6
Mali 18,750 5
Benin 15,000 4
Ivory Coast 13,360 3
 
Zambezi (13, 14) 1,353,200 Zambia 574,770 42
Angola 253,670 18
Zimbabwe 214,540 16
Mozambique 162,980 12
Malawi 109,980 8
Tanzania, United Republic of 27,240 2
Botswana 18,720 1
Namibia 17,100 1
  Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa) 1,200 <1