Differing Opinions

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Differing Opinions

The International Court of Justice issued a judgment concerning a territorial dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon. The two states recently reached an agreement on carrying out the judgment. Under the agreement, the Bakassi Peninsula, which has been under Nigerian control, will be transferred to Cameroon.

Here's how the British Foreign and Commeanwealth Office Minister for Africa sees the settlement:
This agreement represents a significant progress. It also demonstrates to Africa and the World that territorial disputes can be resolved according to international law and by peaceful means.
Here's how the Paramount Ruler of Bakassi sees the settlement:
Watch out, on the day that Nigeria withdraws its soldiers from Bakassi, the sun will stand still as it happened in the day of Joshua.

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