Archiv: Mauritius

14.08.2020 - 18:53 [ Counterpunch ]

Selective Maritime Rules: The United States, Diego Garcia and International Law

August 12, 2020

The British authorities were true to their word: the indigenous population between 1967 and 1973 was forcibly relocated to Mauritius and the Seychelles, with the US paying $14 million for the effort. The way for the establishment of a military base was cleared but only after pockets of Chagossian resistance were crushed through threats and intimidation.

25.11.2019 - 21:13 [ ]

Großbritannien weigert sich, seine letzte afrikanische Kolonie zurückzugeben

Zur Verteidigung ihrer Kolonialherrschaft veröffentlichte die britische Regierung eine Erklärung: „Das Vereinigte Königreich hat keinen Zweifel an unserer Souveränität über das Britische Territorium im Indischen Ozean, das seit 1814 unter ständiger britischer Souveränität steht“.

23.11.2019 - 23:32 [ ]

UK Refuses to Return Its Last African Colony

The UK failed to meet a UN deadline Friday to hand over their last African colony back to its people. The Chagos Islands are far removed from mainland Africa and lay in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

28.05.2019 - 11:24 [ The Wire ]

India Invites Eight Countries for Modi’s Swearing-In, Leaves Out Pakistan

The Indian Air Force operation inside Pakistan was also an electoral campaign issue highlighted extensively by the BJP and Modi as an achievement of a muscular security policy.

28.11.2018 - 23:17 [ ]

Dede Gorgud’s heritage included in UNESCO list

The „Dede Gorgud’s heritage: a file on culture, folk legends and music” by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey was included in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage at the 13th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Port Louis, Mauritius, according to a joint statement of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

04.09.2018 - 00:44 [ Press TV ]

UN court hears case on UK illegal sovereignty on Chagos islands

“We are disappointed that Mauritius have taken this bilateral dispute to the international court of justice … This is an inappropriate use of the ICJ advisory opinion mechanism and sets a dangerous precedent for other bilateral disputes. We will robustly defend our position,” said a Foreign Office spokeswoman on Monday.