Bitter Feud Over UK's Last Remaining African Colony
Legalbrief reports that the Chagos Islands were home to a Creole-speaking people for more than 150 years until the UK evicted them between 1967 and 1973 to allow the U.S. to build a military base on Diego Garcia. As a result, the 2 000 residents were sent to Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Legalbrief, 11 September 2018
The future of an Indian Ocean archipelago which is the last remaining African colony of the old British Empire came into sharp focus at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)… Read more »
A group of six Chagossians based in the Seychelles when visiting the archipelago after the British government allowed them to visit the islands for a week in May 2015.
Seychelles News Agency, 7 September 2018
The Chagos community in Seychelles has expressed concerns over demands from the Mauritian government that the Chagos islands are returned back to Mauritius. Read more »