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Great Lakes (Africa)

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Geographic headingGreat Lakes (Africa)
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Geographic subdivision usageGreat Lakes (Africa)
Variant(s)African Great Lakes
East African Rift Valley Lakes
See alsoLakes--Africa, Eastern
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Scope noteHere are entered works dealing collectively with Lake Victoria, Lake Albert and Lake Edward, and sometimes including Lake Kivu, Lake Tanganyika, Lake Mweru, and Lake Nyasa.
Found inWork cat.: 2005327136: Mukwaya, A.K.K. Uganda: riding the political tiger, security & wars in the Greater Lakes Region, 2004: p. v (Great Lakes Region refers to crises-prone Central and East and the Horn of African regions in which the major, persistent and obvious actors are Uganda, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
Oxford Companion to the Politics of the World electronic database, June 28, 2005: (The great lakes in the system are Victoria, Albert, Edward, Kivu, Tanganyika, Mweru, and Malawi... "The 'Great Lakes Region' is conventionally restricted to the core of the region, whose members are Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania."
Wikipedia, June 28, 2005: (The Great Lakes are Lake Tanganyika, Lake Victoira, Lake Albert, Lake Edward, and Lake Kivu. Some call only Lake Victoria, Lake Albert, and Lake Edward the Great Lakes, as they are the only three that empty into the Nile.)
CRS Web, June 28, 2005: CRS reports (Africa's Great Lakes Region: Current conditions in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda)
East African Rift Valley lakes, c2006: p. 9 ("The East African Rift Valley Lakes runs from the northern end of Lake Turkana Basin to the southern tip of the Lake Malawi/Nyasa Basin ... The main lakes include Victoria, Tanganyika, Malawi, Turkana, Albert, Edward, George, and Kivu. All are tropical and together comprise the African Great Lakes ecoregion.")
Not found inGEOnet, June 28, 2005