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WESTERN SAHARA IN THE MEDIA
17.04.2014
The Guardian: The UK should press for UN monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara
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25.02.2014
The Guardian: Western Sahara activists feel full force of Moroccan intimidation
Moroccan security forces use heavy-handed tactics to repress Saharawi organisations and campaigns for independenceWestern Sahara can only be described as a police state. I was there recently with the first British parliamentary delegation to the occu ...
27.10.2013
The Guardian: Morocco warned of crackdown on freedom of speech as editor faces trial
Terrorism charges follow article on al-Qaida video as claims of violence elsewhere are used to gag criticsHuman rights groups have warned of a crackdown on freedom of speech in Morocco as one of the country's few independent journalists prepared to a ...
10.08.2013
The Guardian: Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cintio ? review
A tour of the world's most disputed border areas becomes a forceful study in human sufferingTo wall is human and, if the story of the Garden of Eden is true, to exclude is divine. Since the beginning of civilisation, people have built walls to keep t ...
26.07.2013
The Guardian: Peter Tatchell: 'I still hold on to the vision of something better'
This week, as David Cameron threw a party to celebrate gay marriage, veteran gay rights activist Peter Tatchell spent the evening alone in his council flat. So why wasn't he invited?When Downing Street hosted its annual reception for gay, lesbian, bi ...
07.07.2013
WAPO: In Western Sahara, women play large role in forgotten struggle for independence
LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara "” As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mass of protesters chanting for independence from Moroccan rule. ...
24.05.2013
The Guardian: Niger suicide bombings reported to be work of Mokhtar Belmokhtar
Statement attributed to jihadist leader behind raid on Algerian gas plant claims responsibility for Thursday's bomb attacksThe former al-Qaida chief who was believed to have been killed after taking hundreds of oil workers hostage in Algeria, is behi ...
17.04.2013
BBC World: US and Morocco in W Sahara spat
The US is redeploying forces that were due to take part in joint military exercises in Morocco amid a disagreement over Western Sahara. ...
11.04.2013
The Guardian: Letters: Western Sahara and human rights
Concerns over security in west and north Africa are finally drawing attention to Western Sahara (UN chief warns of conflict 'timebomb', 10 April). This week's recognition by the UN secretary general of the "ever-pressing need for independent, im ...
09.04.2013
The Guardian: Mali conflict could spill over into Western Sahara, warns Ban Ki-moon
UN secretary general says al-Qaida-backed Islamists may try to recruit from refugee camps in disputed territoryThe conflict in Mali could be creating a "ticking time bomb" for neighbouring Western Sahara, the UN secretary general has warned ...
04.04.2013
The Guardian: Western Sahara: the world's forgotten refugees ? video
The refugee camps of the Western Sahara are home to more than 200,000 refugees of a conflict that has been forgotten by the world ...
08.03.2013
WAPO: Women's political rights around the world, in one map
A new map designed by the Dutch firm LUSTlab for World Women's Day illustrates exactly how far women's rights have come in recent years -- and how far, in some places, they still have to go. The interactive map (clickable version here) shows when w ...
13.12.2012
CNN Top Stories: Bardem: Why world must back Saharis
The territory of Western Sahara lies at the heart of a dispute between Morocco and the Sahrawi people. Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem explains why he feels passionately about the issue and why the world must act. ...
17.04.2012
The Guardian: The Western Sahara: forgotten first source of the Arab Spring | Carne Ross
It's time the US and the UN stopped looking the other way while the west's ally Morocco occupies and abuses the SarahawisThe Arab Spring began in the Western Sahara. In late 2010, the indigenous Saharawi population of this territory demonstrated agai ...
09.12.2011
BBC Africas: Western Sahara profile
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08.02.2012
The Guardian: Finnish sci-fi Nazi movie is hot ticket at Berlin film festival
Iron Sky, which imagines Nazi invasion from secret moon base, sells more tickets than Werner Herzog and Angelina Jolie filmsThere are a lot of worthy films premiering at the Berlin film festival over the coming 10 days. A three-and-a-half-hour epic t ...
22.12.2011
BBC Africas: Morocco still provoking resistance in Western Sahara
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15.12.2011
BBC Africas: Fishing deal highlights Western Sahara resource war
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14.12.2011
BBC World: Morocco bans EU fishing amid row
Morocco orders foreign fishing vessels operating in its waters under an EU deal to leave, amid a row about over-fishing and Western Sahara. ...
08.12.2011
The Guardian: Tiris: Sandtracks ? review
(Sandblast/Believe Digital)If they weren't stranded in refugee camps in the desert in south-west Algeria, Tiris would surely be one of the success stories of north Africa. They are an eight-piece band of Saharawis, who fled from the upheavals in thei ...





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