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Border dispute goes to court

2010-07-22 14:05

The Hague - West African neighbours Niger and Burkina Faso have asked the International Court of Justice to settle their disputed border.

The two landlocked countries have signed an agreement in which they agree to implement the border set by the United Nations' highest judicial organ.

In the application released by the court late on Wednesday, the two countries also agree "to maintain peace, security and tranquillity" in the frontier region and refrain "from any act of incursion into the disputed areas".

The International Court of Justice, also known as the world court, settles disputes between nations.