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dc.contributor.authorWekesa, Peter Wafula
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-17T06:47:36Z
dc.date.available2014-01-17T06:47:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-06-28
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Eastern African Studies Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/8629
dc.descriptionDOI:10.1080/17531055.2010.487343en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the controversy between Kenya and Uganda over the ownership of Migingo Island in the shared Lake Victoria waters, in the context of general debates regarding African boundary disputes. The Migingo controversy brings to the fore unresolved issues around the emergence, nature and transformation of African borders generally, and their significant role in addressing pertinent questions of territoriality, citizenship and nationhood. Like other border controversies elsewhere in Africa, the Migingo case challenges the perception that border areas are marginal spaces that can be ignored. Migingo's troubles underscore the realities of Africa's colonial borders, bringing into focus the border populations and the social, cultural and economic relations they generate across the dividing lines. While challenging eastern Africa's states to view local communities as important agents in fostering change along common borders, the paper emphasizes the need for harmonious border relations as a barometer in testing good neighbourliness and regional integration.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Eastern African Studiesen_US
dc.subjectMigingo Islanden_US
dc.subjectbordersen_US
dc.subjectLake Victoriaen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.subjectUgandaen_US
dc.titleOld issues and new challenges: the Migingo Island controversy and the Kenya–Uganda borderlanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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