Court draws ocean border favouring Ghana in Ivory Coast dispute

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on Saturday drew an ocean boundary that appeared to favour Ghana in a dispute with its neighbour Ivory Coast, ruling that Accra had not violated Ivorian rights in drilling for oil. The decade-old row between the two West African neighbours has slowed the development of Ghana’s $6-billion offshore TEN field which is one of the projects in the contested area of the Atlantic Ocean.