Somalia to Kenya: Respect international rule of law on border row

The leaders of Somalia and Kenya have previously held meetings to resolve tensions between the two countries. PHOTO/COURTESY/BBC.

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  • States can however go to the UN Security Council if another country fails to obey a ruling.

Somalia's president urged Kenya to "respect the international rule of law" after the UN's top court handed Mogadishu control of most of a potential oil- and gas-rich chunk of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday following a bitter row with Nairobi.

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