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The EU was accused of hypocrisy over the guidelines, with some Israeli officials and commentators pointing out that no such guidelines exist in relation to other disputed regions such as Turkish-occupied Cyprus and …
Arutz Sheva · 7/3/2015
Israel
When Presidents Zuma and Obama sit down to chat at the Union Buildings on Saturday morning, they will discuss trade, aid - and some key differences on international issues, notably the ongoing struggle for independence in the Western Sahara. By …
DAILY MAVERICK · 6/27/2015
Vogel reported that the meeting faced criticism from the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara, who accused the Clintons of buddying up with a regime that they say represses advocates for independence from …
The Washington Free Beacon · 6/25/2015
Moroccan government
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Teachers escort children as they walk by the main administration building in Dakhla refugee camp. All images by Sharif Abdel Kouddous Dakhla refugee camp, southwestern Algeria—Tchlaz Bchere has visited Western Sahara, the land she calls her rightful …
The Nation · 11/5/2013
Morocco’s control of 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 Women from Western Sahara demonstrate in Madrid in 2013 against Morocco’s control ...
theguardian.com · 3/4/2015
Camel races take place at the world's remotest film festival, highlighting the plight of Western Sahara's refugees [Hannah McNeish/Al Jazeera] Western Sahara - Nothing but silence surrounds the "Berm" - a sand wall surrounded by millions of land mines.
Al JAZEERA · 6/5/2015
The United Nations still lists the Western Sahara as a non-self-governing territory with Morocco as the administrator. Ambassador Mohamed Yeslem Beisat, who is based in Washington, D.C., and represents Polisario and the Saharawis, is hopeful that 2015 …
The Final Call · 2/3/2015
TIFARITI, Western Sahara — Ghalla Sid Ahmed and her mother eke out a living in this isolated desert settlement, subsisting on five goats and a war pension. For 40 years they have lived in exile, barred from their land by a heavily patrolled sand berm ...
New York Times · 2/23/2015
The threat came as the United States prepared on Wednesday to distribute a draft resolution to fellow members of the U.N. Security Council on renewing the mandate for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Western Sahara, known as MINURSO, for another year.
Reuters · ByLouis Charbonneau · 4/22/2015
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 …
Washington Post · 12/31/2014
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The Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extre…
The Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres. It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of which nearly 40% live in El Aaiún, the largest city in Western Sahara.
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