OVERVIEW The Republic of Cameroon is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Guinea, northwest by Nigeria, northeast by Chad, east by the Central African Republic and south by the Republic of the Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Cameroon's primary external defense concern for some time was its border dispute with neighboring Nigeria over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. This issue was brought before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In October 2002, the ICJ ruled that Cameroon...
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