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The Guardian: The house that Tateh built ... out of sand-filled plastic bottles
In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica – aka "˜the crazy bottle guy' – has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast an ...
BBC Africas: Western Sahara: Morocco to pull out of UN buffer zone
Tension in the area flared up when Moroccan troops moved in, breaching a UN-backed ceasefire. ...
The Guardian: Morocco rejoins African Union after more than 30 years
The country left the Union in 1984 after a row over the status of Western Sahara. Morocco's readmission brings hope of peace-building over the territoryMorocco has been readmitted to the African Union more than three decades after it left when the co ...
BBC Africas: Western Sahara welcomes Morocco's African Union membership
Could Morocco's return to the African Union lead to an end to the 16-year Western Sahara impasse? ...
BBC World: Morocco to rejoin African Union despite Western Sahara dispute
The African Union allows Morocco to rejoin decades after it left in protest over Western Sahara. ...
BBC Africas: Using plastic bottles to build refugee homes
Tatah Brika, from Western Sahara, is building more durable homes for refugees by using two plentiful materials, plastic bottles and sand. ...
BBC Africas: Western Sahara: Forty years in a refugee camp
Thousands of Sahrawis, natives of Western Sahara, have been living in refugee camps in Algeria for some 40 years. As the political deadlock continues, they face a cut in aid. ...
BBC World: Ocean thrill
The disputed Western Sahara is a popular kitesurfing destination, even though conflict could resume. ...
The Guardian: An insider's guide to El-Aaiún: camel convoys and revolutionary rappers
El-Aaiún (also known as Laâyoune) is the biggest city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. It only sprang from the desert in the 1930sA sleepy, hospitable, mysterious city Continue reading... ...

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