Ghana says files arbitration suit over border dispute with Ivory Coast

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 23, 2014 8:47 AM

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana filed an arbitration suit under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea in a bid to resolve its maritime border dispute with neighbor Ivory Coast, Ghana's Minister of Communications Edward Omane Boamah said on Tuesday.

The countries have never officially delimited that boundary, and their maps showing offshore waters currently overlap. Any settlement to the long-running dispute could smooth the way for oil and gas exploration.

(Reporting by Kwasi Kpodo; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Joe Bavier)