Mauritius sends boat to contested Chagos Islands – BBC
Mauritius has despatched a scientific mission to the Chagos Islands. The official cause for this boat journey – the primary to be organised by Mauritius – is to map the reefs across the archipelago.
However this a extremely political – some would say provocative transfer – by the Mauritian authorities.
Each the UK and Mauritius declare to carry sovereignty over the Chagos Islands however a latest maritime regulation tribunal of the United Nations has dominated that Britain has no sovereignty over the Chagos Islands.
The UK authorities disputes that however says it’s going to give Chagos again to Mauritius when it’s not wanted for safety functions. America has a navy base on one of many islands .
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