Kenya, Somalia Still Wrangling Over Prime Part of Indian Ocean

Cautioning that the "rigid court procedure" will be blind to sensitive political and cultural issues, Kenya had advised that the case could distract countries from cooperating on key security issues, as well as potentially reopening boundary debates between countries on the East African coast. Kenya and Somalia are in the midst of a legal battle for a prime piece of the Indian Ocean, after years of "verbal confrontations and diplomatic arm twisting".

Commercial, geopolitical and internal players behind Kenya-Somalia standoff.


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