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Nigeria Finally Cedes 32 Villages to Cameroon

Nigeria has finally ceded 32 border villages to neighboring Cameroon, as part of a deal to end a long-standing border dispute between the two countries, officials said on Friday. “What we have done is unique in matters that are usually only resolved through wars,” the leader of the Nigerian delegation at the commission, Bola Ajibola, said. A statement by the National Boundary Commission sent to AFP said Nigeria had also received a village from Cameroon following a ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last October. The affected villages are on a 700-square-kilometer patch of territory near Lake Chad, on Nigeria’s north-eastern border, it said. Full Story

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