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WESTERN SAHARA IN THE MEDIA
15.01.2016
WAPO: Sweden says it won't recognize Western Sahara republic
Sweden says it won't recognize a disputed territory in Western Sahara as an independent republic, a move that could end a months-long row with Morocco. ...
21.11.2015
The Guardian: Desert schools bloom in Sahrawi refugee camps ? in pictures
Forty years after Morocco annexed the Western Sahara following the withdrawal of Spain's forces, tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps around Tindouf in Algeria, still waiting for a referendum to determine their status. But that has not ...
10.11.2015
The Guardian: Ancient river network discoverd buried under Saharan sand
Radar images of the Mauritanian desert have revealed a river stretching for more than 500km and suggest plants and wildlife once thrived thereA vast river network that once carried water for hundreds of miles across Western Sahara has been discovered ...
07.11.2015
WAPO: Moroccan king visits contested Western Sahara territory
Moroccan King Mohammed VI is making his first official visit to the Western Sahara since 2006 to mark the 40th anniversary of the country's annexation of the mineral rich territory. ...
04.11.2015
The Guardian: 40 years of suffering for Sahrawi refugees | Letter from Western Sahara campaigners
While the current refugee crisis across Europe makes headlines, the people of Western Sahara have been experiencing a refugee crisis for 40 years. This week marks the 40th anniversary of Morocco's invasion of Western Sahara, which forced thousands of ...
26.10.2015
The Guardian: Totalitarian travels ? by the man who's been to every country in the world
A young "˜hobby traveller' describes trips through the secretive lands of North Korea, Eritrea and Turkmenistan – and offers tips for navigating hermetic bordersNorth Korea "is screwed up in every aspect", says Gunnar Garfors who, age ...
29.09.2015
WAPO: Ikea may have stumbled into one of North Africa's most intractable land disputes
A store opening in Morocco has been canceled. Some say it is because of Swedish attitudes toward Western Sahara. ...
29.09.2015
BBC World: Morocco halts Ikea store opening
Morocco blocks the opening of Ikea's first store in the country, reportedly over Sweden's support for the disputed Western Sahara territory. ...
29.09.2015
The Guardian: Morocco blocks Ikea store in row over Swedish support for breakaway republic
Authorities say the store lacked the right permit but sources say Sweden's plans to recognise an independent republic in Western Sahara is the real reasonMoroccan authorities have blocked the opening of Ikea's first store in the North African kingdom ...
16.09.2015
The Guardian: Moroccan journalist writes again after a 10-year legal ban
He dared to describe people displaced from Western Sahara as "˜refugees'Here's the kind of story that lifts the heart because it illustrates the courage of a journalist who has fought official disapproval in order to go on working. It begins by ...
27.08.2015
The Guardian: Mariem Hassan obituary
Singer whose protest songs on behalf of her Sahrawi people in north Africa brought her international recognitionMariem Hassan, who has died of bone cancer aged 57, in a desert refugee camp for the Sahrawi people in south-west Algeria, was one of nort ...
23.07.2015
The Guardian: Kerry Kennedy: Morocco has pressured UN to ignore Western Sahara
The president of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights accuses Moroccan government of widespread abuses in Western SaharaMohamed Lamine Haidala was 21 years old when he died from wounds that his family say were inflicted by five Moroc ...
17.06.2015
The Guardian: Leaked cables: Morocco lobbied UN to turn blind eye to Western Sahara in 'House of Cards' operation
UN report accuses Moroccan government of intercepting communications and using "˜unethical tactics' to influence organisation on occupied territoryThe Moroccan government intercepted United Nations communications and used "unethical tactics ...
04.03.2015
The Guardian: Western Sahara's "?conflict tomatoes' highlight a forgotten occupation
Morocco's control of the "˜the last colony in Africa' is at the centre of campaigners' legal challenge to the labelling of Saharan produce and the tax breaks it receives, Continue reading... ...
06.01.2015
The Guardian: Western Sahara's stranded refugees consider renewal of Morocco conflict
Sahrawi people still await UN-brokered self-determination vote almost 40 years after the annexation of their homeland Continue reading... ...
31.12.2014
WAPO: WorldViews: Could war come back to Western Sahara? Some of Algeria's Sahrawi refugees think so.
Tumana Ahmed is tired of dreaming of a homeland she has never seen.The 28-year-old was born in the desolate desert of western Algeria, in a refugee camp that was supposed to be temporary. Only there has been nothing temporary about her situation, or ...
21.09.2014
BBC World: VIDEO: Singing the Western Sahara blues
Aziza Brahim, a singer from the disputed territory of Western Sahara, uses haunting melodies to draw attention to the plight of her people. ...
21.05.2014
The Guardian: FiSahara 2014: sharing Sahrawi stories at the world's most remote film festival
Now in its 11th year, the festival known as the 'Cannes of the desert' aims to reassure refugees exiled from Western Sahara that they have not been forgotten, says Stefan Simanowitz Continue reading... ...
27.04.2014
The Guardian: Boycott Morocco plea to UK tourists over Western Sahara 'abuses'
Rights activists accuse EU of allowing plunder of resources by occupying power Continue reading... ...
17.04.2014
The Guardian: The UK should press for UN monitoring of human rights in Western Sahara
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