UN commission observer panel set to visit Cameroon-Nigeria boundary

An observer panel, set up under a United Nations commission to help Cameroon and Nigeria resolve a boundary dispute, will make its first visit to villages where the withdrawal and transfer of authority took place this summer.

No decision on Cameroon-Nigeria dispute over Bakassi Peninsula – UN

A United Nations commission set up to help Cameroon and Nigeria to implement a World Court judgment on the demarcation of their land and maritime boundaries has decided to refer the dispute over the resource-rich Bakassi Peninsula back to the two countries’ leaders and Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Nigeria's planned pullout of Bakassi Peninsula may be delayed, UN envoy says

Nigeria's planned withdrawal Wednesday from the resource-rich Bakassi Peninsula, part of its disputed border with Cameroon, may be put on hold because of "unexpected technical difficulties," the United Nations chief envoy for West Africa has announced.

Nigeria and Cameroon discuss handover of Bakassi Peninsula

Nigerian and Cameroonian delegates to a United Nations commission have met to discuss the peaceful implementation of a October 2002 World Court ruling ceding the formerly disputed, mineral-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon by 15 September, the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) said.

Cameroon, Nigeria to discuss oil-rich peninsula at UN border commission

The resource-rich Bakassi Peninsula, part of the disputed border between Cameroon and Nigeria, will be the focus of discussions between the two countries at a special meeting on Sunday of the United Nations commission set up to resolve their dispute peacefully.

Cameroon, Nigeria move to next stage of border settlement - UN

Cameroon and Nigeria are set to transfer authority over two contested areas as part of the continuing process to settle their border dispute, the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) said today.

UN agencies mount response to help thousands in Nigeria displaced by violence

Following a spate of sectarian clashes that have reportedly left 500 people dead and displaced some 50,000 others in central Nigeria, United Nations humanitarian agencies are rushing aid to terrified families that have sought safety in the Bauchi and Nassarawa State areas.

Annan hails efforts to probe attacks in Nigeria that have killed hundreds

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the efforts of Nigerian authorities and community officials who are trying to probe the killings that took place last week during communal clashes in a town in Nigeria's central Plateau State.

UN Cameroon-Nigeria commission sets timetable for solving remaining dispute

The Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, set up by the United Nations to peacefully resolve the two countries' border dispute, concluded its latest meeting today by setting the timetable for the withdrawal of troops and transfer of authority in the remaining two contested areas.

Nigeria poised to launch major polio vaccination drive - UN envoy

Having resolved controversies over the oral polio vaccine, Nigeria, which was the source of the re-emergence of the disease in the region, is now ready to relaunch its national drive to eradication the paralyzing and often fatal illness, the UN envoy on the issue said today.