Tribunal tells Ghana to suspend new oil drilling in disputed waters

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FRANKFURT: An international tribunal on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) ordered Ghana not to carry out any new oil drilling activities in waters disputed with Ivory Coast, pending a final judgement. The African oil-producing neighbours took their case to the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea after months of fruitless negotiations. Abidjan had asked the body to suspend all ongoing oil exploration and exploitation by Ghana, but the interim ruling did not go as far that, saying doing so would risk “considerable financial loss to Ghana” and could possibly harm the marine environment.

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