Government of Southern Cameroons recognises UMMOA's Aphrodite Island claim

New islands are islands which have been created recently, whether by means of vulcanism, erosion, glacial retreat, or other mechanisms.

The new island of Aphrodite Island, located at latitude 15° 9' 23" North, and longitude 42° 6' 4" East, has been formally and uniquely claimed by the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) on 8 March 2012:

It is important to note that while Aphrodite Island is near Yemen's Rugged Island, it was baptised with its current name by no other human being than the Governor of the UMMOA, was even registered in Geonames by the Governor of the UMMOA, acting as Geographer-in-Chief, and has never been formally claimed by Yemen. This means that the island is, to this day, solely a UMMOA claim, and no information that contradicts this statement can be found on the Internet.

The UMMOA's Aphrodite Island claim, together with other islands off the coast of Africa, has been recognised by the Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS), and the OEAS has also recognised the role of the UMMOA as the Protector, not Governor, of Mayotte (claimed by France and Comoros) and the Chagos Archipelago (claimed by UK, Mauritius, and Seychelles), and the International Criminal Court (ICC) has also recognised this UMMOA role with regard to the Chagos Archipelago at least informally.

Well, Aphrodite Island has also been recognised as a legitimate UMMOA claim on 20 September 2013 by the Government of Southern Cameroons (GoSC). All other OEAS-recognised UMMOA claims are granted comity with the other claimants, should a UNCLOS process be used to adjudicate the dispute, and the OEAS has promised that it will help enforce these claims in the UMMOA's favour, should it get the opportunity under international law:

The UMMOA claims points, diaxenospitias (globally-scattered burghs or villages), islands, atolls, archipelagos, territories, protected archipelagos, networks, garbage islands and orbital debris on, or just off the surface of planet Earth. All UMMOA claims are backed by the Cyberterra Treaty (claims recognised since 30 March 2012), and most UMMOA claims are also backed by at least one additional treaty, or by IGO or unrecognised country recognition.

The UMMOA's insular claims can be subdivided into two major categories:
  1. Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea insular claims recognised by the International States Parliament for Safety and Peace (claims recognised on 22 July 2008);
  2. Red Sea and Indian Ocean insular claims recognised by the Organization of Emerging African States (Banc du Geyser claim recognised on 14 September 2011; other claims recognised on 5 May 2012).
For more detailed information about all UMMOA claims, please consult the UMMOA on Planet Earth website below.

If any OEAS-recognised governments, or other de facto or legitimate governments are interested in recognising one or more UMMOA claims, please make an initial contact with the Governor of the UMMOA through the web form below.

The UMMOA exists to preserve human rights (nation and State function); to physically preserve human beings and their progeny (religious and salvific function); and to preserve the Earth (environmental and ecological function) as a perfect environment for human beings to grow in harmony with the natural environment.