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Kenya versus Somalia Border Taking a New Twist

A narrow triangle off the coast of the East Africa, along the Indian Ocean, which is approximately 100,000 square kilometers, is the source of contention between neighboring Kenya and Somalia. Both states want the area because it supposedly has a large deposit of oil and gas, but it's not clear to which country it belongs. According to Somalia, they want the International Criminal Court (ICC) to make the ruling as per the United nations laws. Paul Reichler, appearing for Somalia, said Nairobi had deliberately lost its own sea territory when it signed a deal with Tanzania. Now the ruling awaits.

Although the judges had promised to start writing their judgments after last week's session, they have not given any information to the public as they do not usually have deadlines under which the judgments are delivered. Usually, each of the judges will write their independent verdicts which are then polled for majority or unanimous decision whis is normally through a voting session.

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