Bakassi residents to pay tax under Cameroon sovereignty

Published: 15/Aug/2013
Source: BBC

Cameroon has formally taken full sovereignty of the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula, ceded by Nigeria in 2008. The territory was handed over after an International Court of Justice ruling, ending years of border skirmishes.

The five-year UN-backed transition period exempted residents in the area, many of them Nigerian fishermen, from paying tax. Now the Nigerians must also apply for a residence permit or take up Cameroonian citizenship if they wish to remain.

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Themes: State Succession, Border Changes
Regions: Cameroon, Nigeria
Year: 2013