France 'hands over African border maps to AU'

2013-12-02 13:19

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Cape Town – France has handed over maps on African borders to the African Union in a move meant to end border disputes between some countries, a report says.

According to Africa review, the maps from France’s archives correspond to 45 treaties regarding 21 countries in West, North and East Africa, and they date back from between 1845 and 1956.

Several countries are engaged in border demarcation disputes. These include Nigeria versus Cameroon, Niger Versus Burkina Faso, Kenya versus Uganda plus Tanzania and Malawi.

Aguibou Diarrah, who heads the AU department, hoped the maps would help resolve the issue of border spates, the report said.

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