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From decolonisation to global trade, African Union plays a bigger role

The advisory ruling that the UK’s sovereignty claim over the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean is illegal, voted 13-1 by judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on 25 February, was a triumph for Chagossians exiled in the mid-1960s in a discredited deal that led to Mauritius’ independence from the UK and Diego Garcia’s conversion into a US military base in 1971.

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