Jan 19th, 2012
Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent woman who masked her grief with a determination that was a presence. She was the embodiment of people’s resistance to the war on democracy. I first glimpsed her in a 1950s Colonial Office film about the Chagos islanders, a tin...
In East Africa
Dec 21st, 2010
Mauritius plans to contest the legality of a new marine park around the disputed Chagos islands before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Indian Ocean islands’ prime minister said on Tuesday. Britain leased the archipelago’s biggest island, Diego Garcia, to the United ...