Chagos islanders make historic journey dwelling with out British escort – BBC Information
5 folks from Chagos travelling on a ship chartered by the Mauritian authorities, have made historical past as the primary folks to step foot on their archipelago with out a British navy escort, or sought British authorisation.
The journey is the end result of years of tug-of-war authorized battles with Britain over possession of the Chagos Islands.
The United Nations’ highest court docket has dominated that Britain’s occupation of the islands is unlawful, however Britain has refused at hand management to Mauritius.
Because the boat landed, Chagossian Suzelle Baptiste mentioned: “It means a lot to me.”
The BBC’s Africa correspondent Andrew Harding studies from the archipelago.
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