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UK ignores deadline to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius

UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius
UK criticised for ignoring UN deadline to return Chagos Islands to Mauritius AFP/File

In tonight's edition: we focus on the Chagos Islands, this as the United Kingdom ignores a deadline to hand back the archipelago to Mauritius. The Mauritian prime minister calls the UK an "illegal colonial occupier". Also, Guinea Bissau prepares to head the polls in Sunday's presidential elections. All 12 candidates have pledged to tackle the country's drug trafficking problem. And six decades after gaining independence from France, Niger decides to change its national anthem, following complaints that the lyrics praise its former colonial rulers.

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