territoriality, and sovereignty in Africa’, CODESRIA Bulletin (): Mbome, F.X. () ‘Les relations entre le Cameroun et le Nigeria: L’affaire Bakassi’. Affaire Bakassi: genèse, évolution et dénouement de l’affaire de la frontière terrestre et maritime Cameroun-Nigeria (). Responsibility: Guy Roger . “Les Relations entre le Cameroon et le Nigeria: 1’affaire Bakassi,” Afrique , no. 25 () The author reviews the long-standing territorial dispute.

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Nigeria and Cameroon have disputed the possession of Bakassi for some years, leading to considerable tension between the two countries. Matters arisingNigeriaworld. The outcome of the controversy was a de facto Nigerian refusal to withdraw its troops from Bakassi and transfer sovereignty.

At least eight multinational oil companies have participated in the exploration of the peninsula and its offshore waters. This secession was announced on 9 Julyas the “Democratic Republic of Bakassi”. The decision was reportedly made at a meeting on 2 July and The Vanguard newspaper of Nigeria reported the decision to secede. fafaire

Cameroon was thus given a substantial Nigerian population and was required to protect their rights, infrastructure and welfare. Most of the population make their living through fishing. What it is and how it Works.

Retrieved from ” https: Annan said, “With today’s agreement on the Bakassi peninsula, a comprehensive resolution of the dispute is within our grasp. In the two countries went to the brink of war over Bakassi and another area around Lake Chadat the other end of the two countries’ common border.


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Bakassian leaders threatened to seek independence if Nigeria renounced sovereignty. The Nigerian newspaper The Guardian went further, declaring that the judgment was “a rape and unforeseen potential international conspiracy against Nigerian territorial integrity and sovereignty” and “part of a Western ploy to foment and perpetuate trouble in Africa”.

Views Read Edit View history. A further summit was held on 31 January Archived from the original on 13 August However, Nigeria never ratified the agreement, while Cameroon regarded it as being in bakasdi.

Retrieved 5 Afdaire — via news. The government took no action, and handed the final parts of Bakassi over to Cameroon on 14 August as planned, but a Federal High Court had stated this should be delayed until all accommodations for resettled Bakassians had been settled; the government did not seem to plan to heed this court order, [14] and set the necessary mechanisms into motion to override it.

In other projects Wikimedia Afafire. On 22 Novemberthe Nigerian Senate passed a resolution declaring that the withdrawal from the Bakassi Peninsula was illegal.

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This makes the Bakassi area a very fertile fishing ground, comparable only to Newfoundland in North America and Scandinavia in Western Europe. This has made significant progress, but the process has been complicated by the opposition of Bakassi’s inhabitants to being transferred to Bakassi. The momentum achieved must be sustained. The peninsula is commonly described as “oil-rich”, though in fact no commercially viable deposits of oil have been discovered.

The line was drawn through the Cross River estuary to the west of the peninsula, thereby implying Cameroonian ownership over Bakassi. The population of Bakassi is the subject of some dispute, but is generally put at betweenandpeople. Despite the formal handover of Bakassi by Nigeria to Cameroon inthe territory of Bakassi is still reflected as part of affare local governments in Nigeria as embodied in affire First Schedule, Part I of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Fishermen displaced from Bakassi were first settled in a landlocked area called New Bakassi, which they claimed was already inhabited and not suitable for fishermen like them but only for farmers.


The remainder stayed under Nigerian civil authority for two more years. Nigeria relied largely on Anglo-German correspondence dating from as well as treaties between the colonial powers and the affaier rulers in the area, particularly the Treaty of Protection.

Bakassi is a peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea. More armed clashes broke bakasssi in the early s. However, documents released by the Cameroonians, in parity with that of the British and Germans, clearly places Bakassi under Cameroonian Territory as a consequence of colonial era Anglo-German agreements.

The territory subsequently became de facto part of Nigeriaalthough the border was never permanently delineated. Retrieved 26 April