Secessionist sentiment in South Africa’s Western Cape is growing, after what the movement’s activists see as an encouraging showing in May’s provincial elections.
A discussion on the impact of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on the Chagos Islands was held at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) yesterday.
The ICJ ruled in February that Britain had not completed its decolonisation of Mauritius.
In 1975, Western Sahara was divided between Morocco and Mauritania. The indigenous population – the Sahrawis – were not consulted, and continue to fight for their right to self-determination.