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African Union urges Britain to cede Chagos Islands, end ‘colonial’ rule

PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the...

The Chagos Islands belong to the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, according to an advisory opinion from the top United Nations court issued in February.

  • Reuters

The U.N. General Assembly voted in May in favor of Britain returning the islands to Mauritius and set a deadline for Nov. 22.

The African Union urged Britain to comply with the U.N. resolution and reiterated the AU’s support “for a complete decolonisation” of the Chagos Islands.

Britain does not recognize Mauritius’ sovereignty claim.

“The UK has no doubt as to our sovereignty over the…

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