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Vol 40 No 14

Published 9th July 1999

Equatorial Guinea

Border blues

Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon are falling out again over their boundaries in the Gulf of Guinea's oil-rich waters (AC Vol 40 No 9). President Paul Biya failed to dampen down the row at a Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale summit in late June in Malabo. On 30 June, Malabo's lawyers, led by David Polson of United States-based LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, complained to the International Court of Justice that a memorial Cameroon had lodged with the Court in 1995 in its border dispute with Nigeria 'ignore[s] the legal rights of Equatorial Guinea in the most flagrant way.'

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