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It has been a hugely controversial bill - but some of the proposals will actually help certain communities fighting for British citizenship.
In 2019, Chagossian sega was listed as world heritage by Unesco.
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When the British government expelled Chagos Islanders from their homeland, it put a unique culture at risk of erasure.
Citizens of the Indian Ocean island of Chagos at the High Court in London.
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Attention is on the UK to relinquish its hold on the islands. What’s missing is an acknowledgment of the enduring role of the US in this international crime.
Diego Garcia is the site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States.
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By raising the Mauritian flag on the Chagos Islands, the east African nation has reasserted – if only symbolically – its claim to sovereignty.
Chagos Islands, situated in the Indian Ocean, halfway between Africa and Indonesia.
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In the early 1960s, British and American diplomats conspired to establish a military base on Diego Garcia, the largest atoll of the Chagos Archipelago.
A beach on Diego Garcia, one of the Chagos Islands.
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What steps can Mauritius take now to get the UK to respect the UN resolution on the Chagos Islands?
The UK must accept that colonialism belongs in the history books, and that it must comply with its obligations under international law.
The UK has been humiliated by a judgment that offers hope to other nations looking to unburden themselves from the legacy of imperialism.
Data from hydrophones in the Indian ocean has raised new questions about what happened to MH370.
Diego Garcia, as seen from space.
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The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius’s favour, the implications could be huge.
New findings from the Chagos Islands are a perfect parable for the Anthropocene.
A typical reef scene within the Chagos Archipelago.
The British overseas territory faces an environmental crisis.
Green turtles can travel immense distances using stored fat reserves.
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A satellite-tracking study of green turtles in the Indian Ocean has rewritten the record books for long-distance marine animal migration, showing that they can travel some 4000 kilometres without stopping…
Chagos: more marine life than practically anywhere else, and Captain Bird’s Eye is getting his hands on none of it.
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The Chagos Islands marine protected area is the largest of its kind in the world, encircling the dozens of tiny islands of the Chagos archipelago that lie in thousands of miles of Indian Ocean between…