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Map of Niger River with Niger River basin in green.

The Niger Basin Authority is an intergovernmental organisation in West Africa. They manage and develop the resources of the basin of the Niger River. The group is called by both French and English acronyms, NBA or ABN.[1]

The organisation was founded in 1964 as the River Niger Commission. On 21 November 1980, it was refounded as the Niger Basin Authority.[2]

Member states of the Niger Basin Authority

Nine nations are members: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. While a small area of Algeria is in the Niger Basin, it is not a member of the NBA.[3] The organisation is based in Niamey. They work in both French and English.

References

  1. Int'l Boundary, Water Commission at 120. Newsletter of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Santiago, Chile, No 47 June 2009.
  2. Guinean Minister seeks acceleration of Niger Basin Authority programme, PanAfrican Press, 06/11/2008.
  3. CE 397 Transboundary Water Resources, Niger Basin. McKinney, Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin.