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Book Review: Chagos: A History – Exploration, Exploitation and Expulsion

Chagos: A History – Exploration, Exploitation and Expulsion This is an essential read for everyone who calls themselves Chagossian (or Ilois) and their collaborators in the fight for them to return home. It provides the definitive history of human discovery … Continue reading

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Jean Marie Le Clézio: «On ne peut soupçonner les Chagossiens d’être des terroristes»

Jean Marie Le Clézio: «On ne peut soupçonner les Chagossiens d’être des terroristes» Sa «déclaration liminaire» au sujet de la situation des Chagossiens sera lue avant d’être envoyée à la presse étrangère. Samedi après-midi, après avoir partagé des moments de … Continue reading

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Book: Chagos: A History – Exploration, Exploitation, Expulsion

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SAJ sur Chagos: «Mo napa bluffé kouma ansien Premié minis»

SAJ sur Chagos: «Mo napa bluffé kouma ansien Premié minis» Le Premier ministre n’a pas manqué de fustiger le leader du Parti travailliste, ce jeudi 3 novembre à une cérémonie de commémoration de la déportation du peuple chagossien au Quay … Continue reading

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James de Montille interviewed the late lamented Fernand Mandarin on behalf of the authors of the recently published book, Chagos A History.

James de Montille interviewed the late lamented Fernand Mandarin on behalf of the authors of the recently published book, Chagos A History.   Watching the video, we are made very aware of all the cultural and social history that has … Continue reading

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The RAF on Diego Garcia in World War Two

The RAF on Diego Garcia in World War Two In August 1945 a number of British newspapers published accounts of the ‘secret’ air base established on Diego Garcia. They reported that during the preceding four years “relays of ‘Robinson Crusoes’ … Continue reading

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The Seabees and Diego Garcia in 1971

The Early Days of Diego Garcia Construction Cdr. Daniel W. Urish CEC USN (ret) Commander Dan Urish was Commanding Officer of the first Seabee Battalion, NMCB Forty, deployed to Diego Garcia and Island Commander, having relieved Commander Robert K. White … Continue reading

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The 1969 Recordings

THE 1969 RECORDINGS In March 1969, Kirby Crawford, a geodetic surveyor working on Diego Garcia, taped a convivial evening he and a few fellow Americans shared with a group of Chagos islanders. The equipment he used was an Akai tape … Continue reading

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The Art of Chagos – Paintings of Clement Siatous

Born in 1947 to parents working at Peros Banhos, Clément spent most of his childhood on Diego Garcia.  After the establishment of BIOT led to the family’s displacement and resettlement on Mauritius, Clément began to use his artistic talents to … Continue reading

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