Western Sahara

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  • Western Sahara – The Polisario Front: what future?

    , by ABENAY Hassan

    The United Nations has called again for the resumption of (direct or indirect) negotiations between the Moroccan Government and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia al Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario), with the aim of achieving a solution to the conflict around the region of Western (...)

  • Spain: Unions protest for Western Sahara

    , by GUY Ron

    The crackdown by Moroccan occupation forces on the protest camp at Gdeim Izik on November 8 may have brought more attention to the plight of Western Sahara than was intended.
    The 20,000-strong camp at Gdeim Izik, 15 km from the Western Saharan capital, El Aaiun, was established on October 9 to (...)

  • Western Sahara: Unrest as Moroccans trash protest camp

    , by GUY Ron

    Moroccan occupation forces brutally attacked and destroyed the Saharawi Gdeim Izik protest camp on November 8, which had grown to over 20,000 since being established on October 9.
    The camp, 15 kilometres outside the capital, El Aaiun, was established to protest lack of job opportunities for (...)

  • The Sahrawi human rights defenders: An Open Letter

    , by Collective

    The six prisoners of conscience at The Local Prison of Salé, Morocco
    April 30th, 2010 To All Those Who Supported us We greet you very warmly….
    We must first apologise for being all this late in thanking all those who supported us. That was not certainly because of the daily constraints (...)

  • Western Sahara: Activist Badly Weakened by Hunger Strike

    , by DRAGO Tito

    MADRID, Dec 2 (IPS) - The firm stance taken by Western Sahara independence activist Aminatou Haidar, in her third week of a hunger strike in an airport in Spain’s Canary Islands, contrasts with the weak position of the Spanish government vis-à-vis the Moroccan government, which it has failed to (...)

  • Successful Western Saharan union congress

    , by WINDISC Margarita

    El Aain refugee camp,
    More than 380 delegates participated at the sixth congress of the General Union of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (-Western Sahara) Workers (UGTSARIO) in the Western Saharan refugee camp of El Aaiun in south-west Algeria from October 19-21.
    The congress represented (...)

  • Western Sahara: Australian Superphosphate not so super

    , by AWSA

    As the U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s starts a tour of North Africa and Incitec Pivot holds an extraordinary General Meeting in Melbourne, the Australia Western Sahara Association, would like to draw attention to Western Sahara, the unresolved issue that affects the North African (...)

  • Western Sahara Between Autonomy and Intifada

    , by MUNDY Jacob

    n late February 2007, Western Saharan nationalists celebrated the thirty-first anniversary of their government, the Saharan Arab Democratic Republic. The official ceremonies did not take place in Laayoune, the declared capital of Western Sahara, but in the small outpost of Tifariti near the (...)