The Foreign Desk

Explainer 303: The fight for the Chagos Islands

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16 February 2022

06 minutes


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The Mauritius flag was raised over the Chagos Islands this week in defiance of the UK home office, which claims to have bought the deeds fair and square. Andrew Mueller explains the history of the contested ownership and how one person’s home is another’s military base.

16 February 2022

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