Chagos Archipelago

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UK Must Give Up Its 'Last Colony in Africa': UN Court

It wants UK to end control of the Chagos Islands 'as rapidly as possible'

(Newser) - Britain must end its control of the Chagos islands "as rapidly as possible," according to the UN's highest court. The International Court of Justice said Monday that Britain had unlawfully carved up Mauritius, which the Chagos were a part of, when it agreed to end colonial rule...

Islanders Win Bid to Return
Islanders Win Bid to Return

Islanders Win Bid to Return

UK subjects, forced out by US military 30 years ago, prevail in legal battle

(Newser) - Thousands of Indian Ocean islanders will be allowed to return home 30 years after being forced out to make room for a US air base, a British court ruled today. The court said the British government acted unlawfully when it expelled the Chagos archipelago residents after secretly selling a lease...

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