The contemporary political history
of the Chagos Archipelago and Diego Garcia

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Marooned Chagossians Seek Justice From British Court
Panafrican News Agency, 14 July 2000. The London High Court will start hearing the Chagossian people's plea for the right to return to their home in the Chagos archipelago. The 5000-strong community lives presently in abject poverty in Mauritius after being forced into exile there by the British some 30 years ago.
Mauritius Reasserts Its Claim On Chagos Archipelago
Panafrican News Agency, 15 December 2000. Prime minister Anerood Jugnauth seeks international support for the return of the Chagos archipelago to Mauritius. The archipelago, a set of 65 small islets, 1920 km north of Mauritius, was detached in the 1960s by the British government prior to the independence of Mauritius in 1968.
US Sociologists Visit Displaced Community in Mauritius
Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 13 March 2001. The Chagossians are demanding two million US dollars in compensation from the US government for their displacement. The US Sociologists were in Mauritius to assess the living conditions of the Chagossian people. The government does not admit that it has caused wrong to the people. Shocking living conditions.
Chagossians in Mauritius Seeking British Citizenship
By Nasseem Ackbarally, Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 14 March 2001. Part of a displaced community in Mauritius, has staged a protest in front of the offices of the British High Commission in Port Louis demanding British citizenship.