Opinions & Features March 13, 2019 at 09:00 am

6 African border disputes that are lingering with no end in sight

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor March 13, 2019 at 09:00 am

March 13, 2019 at 09:00 am | Opinions & Features

The densely populated island of Migingo on Lake Victoria is the source of contention between Kenya and Uganda for over a decade now. Pic credit: AFP

Africa, blessed with unique monuments and historic sites that continue to attract visitors all over the world, also contains some of the most contentious borders in the world. Historians say that the modern borders of Africa are largely the result of the competition between colonial powers such as Britain and France for the control of the continent.

Some of these foreign occupations and treaties have, however, left many countries in Africa with borders that are not clearly defined. This has led to border disputes and in extreme cases war that has injured many and claimed lives.

Though in recent times, some of these border disputes have been settled, the following are still ongoing and continue to affect lives and property:


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