The Contentious Matter of the Chagos Archipelago

…or, in short: ‘What Happens When You Evacuate an Entire Country?’Such was the fate of the Îlois or Chagossian people, inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago in the centre of the Indian Ocean.Today, it shows up on maps as part of the rather generically named British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).It’s home to the world’s largest atoll,…

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