Decolonization of Mauritius
Chagos Archipelago UN General Assembly demands an end to British administration in the Chagos

African and the Non-aligned countries, except Maldives, unitedly backed Mauritius’ claim for sovereignty over the Chagos. Australia, Hungary, Israel, Maldives, United Kingdom, and United States voted against the resolution.

Chagos island A US military base, a British occupation and a UN judgment for the decolonisation of Mauritius

The UK now says that the US military base ‘helps to protect people here in Britain and around the world from terrorist threats, organised crime and piracy’

Chagos Verdict ‘The UK should immediately return the Chagos To Mauritius,’ said the International Court of Justice

The United Kingdom had coaxed Mauritius to sell the Chagos Islands to them for a meager compensation, and later leased it to the US to set up a military base by deporting hundreds of native Chagossians

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