Mauritian flag raised on Chagos islands

The Mauritian flag has been raised for the very first time on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean.

The Mauritian ambassador to the United Nations led a ceremony on the island of Peros Banhos, where a pre-recorded message from the Mauritian prime minister was played through a loud speaker.

Another flag was raised on the island of Salomon.

The islands are controlled by Britain but claimed by Mauritius.

The flag-raising was the culmination of a trip organised by the Mauritian government, which included a group of Chagossians evicted from the islands by the British government 50 years ago.

Source: bbc

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