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Cameroon Seeks Nigeria Withdrawal from Peninsula

Cameroon has proposed a timetable for Nigeria to withdraw from a oil-rich border territory which the World Court awarded to Cameroon last October, after another round of talks ended without any concrete agreements. The two neighbours met for three days this week in the Nigerian capital Abuja under the auspices of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission in a further bid to resolve the long-running and bitter dispute over the Bakassi peninsula. It was the commission’s fourth meeting since the International Court of Justice awarded the Nigerian-controlled peninsula, whose off-shore waters are rich in oil and fish, to Cameroon. The Commission said in a communique issued late on Thursday that Cameroon had proposed a timetable for Nigeria to withdraw troops and administrative personnel from Bakassi and that Nigeria would respond by July 15. Full Story

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