The United Nations International Court of Justice granted Kenya’s request to postpone a hearing of a territorial dispute with Somalia, less than a week before it was scheduled to begin. The hearing will now start on November 4. Kenya had requested that it be delayed for a year as it recruits a new defense team.
The neighbours claim ownership of an area, almost 57,915 square miles off Indian Ocean coastline, said to be rich with oil, gas and tuna fish. In 2014, Somalia went to court to challenge a 2009 agreement that set its maritime border along latitudinal lines extending 450 nautical miles into the sea.