The Ruwenzori Boundary Dispute


    THE dispute which has arisen as to the. ownership of the Ruwenzori Mountains between the British and the Congo State Governments is the latest ex. ample of the danger of a fixed and definite boundary agreement based on unfixed and most indefinite geographical data. So long as an elementary knowledge of geography—especially of the conditions and methods which govern geographical map making— forms no part of the educational equipment of our political staff we shall have these unscientific and clumsy disputes which may easily cost the country as much as a small war.

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    The Ruwenzori Boundary Dispute . Nature 75, 321 (1907) doi:10.1038/075321b0

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