CameroonAugust 2012 | Risk Summary
The political settlement between Nigeria and Cameroon following a ruling by the International Court of Justice gave the disputed oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, and was signed on October 10, 2002. At the time, a ten-year window was established within which appeals to the judgement could be made. Inhabitants on Bakassi staged a peaceful protest in August the hope that their status might be reviewed, with some calling for a return to Nigeria and others calling for independence. Neither scenario appears likely at this stage.
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