Kenya, Somalia go to The Hague

Mineral reserves prompt legal case.

Kenya: Maritime Dispute – Whose Sea Is It Anyway?

The International Court of Justice in The Hague on Monday began a week of hearings on the long-running dispute between Kenya and Somalia over their maritime border. At stake is a narrow triangle in the Indian Ocean. Determining who owns it may decide the fate of potentially lucrative oil and gas reserves.

Where do you draw the line on a patch of water measuring roughly 100 000 square km, about 370 km from the shoreline ?

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Source: allafrica.com

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