A recent visit by the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to refugee camps for people displaced by the Western Sahara conflict has stirred up tensions in the 40-year dispute. Here, Newsweek explains who’s involved in the dispute, which …
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She wasn’t born when her mother fled Western Sahara as Morocco invaded the North African ... Maria Bensaid of the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, D.C., responded to a Final Call request for an interview by requesting questions in …
NEW YORK -- Nearly 40 years have passed since Morocco invaded and seized part of Western Sahara, a North …
Western Sahara has welcomed Morocco's readmission to the African Union, 32 years after members refused to withdraw support for the territory's independence. It was a "good opportunity" and "a chance to work together," a top Western
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Madrid (CNN)-- I first went to the Western Sahara in 2008 for the Sahara International Film Festival, the only one of its kind to take place in a refugee camp. I went there knowing only a little about the situation in that region, which has …
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RABAT/ALGIERS (Reuters) - A Moroccan phosphate ship has been held in a South African port by a complaint from Western Sahara Polisario movement that it transported cargo unlawfully from the disputed territory, a lawyer and …
A fresh question mark has been placed over controversial phosphate exports from Western Sahara, after a South …
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Protestors held up what looked like peace signs, but the symbol means “Free Western Sahara” to them. Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post That is now probably the case, because Moroccan citizens — whom the Moroccan …
The Sahrawi people protest against the continued occupation of Morocco in Western Sahara. Photo credit: ACCORD Despite its harsh climate and meager population, the Western Sahara has a unique history that has been an integral …