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This month, US Congress passed the 2015 Appropriations Bill. Among other provisions, the new law strengthens US mandate for assistance to Morocco to be used in Western Sahara. The law says, “Funds appropriated under Title III of this Act shall be …
Forbes · 12/31/2014
Of all of the world’s forgotten conflicts (and there are plenty), that of Western Sahara, with its refugees tucked away in a remote desert, ranks as one of the most consigned to oblivion. But last month, the world’s top diplomat, UN Secretary-General ...
IRIN · 4/14/2016
Sultana Khaya, pro-independence activist in Western Sahara, said she was beaten by the Moroccan police. (Photo: Portia Walker for USA TODAY) LAAYOUNE, Western Sahara — Sultana Khaya is covered in bruises. The deep purple welts run up her legs …
USA Today · 6/11/2013
R (o.t.a. Western Sahara Campaign UK) v. HMRC and DEFRA [2015] EWHC 2898 (Admin) Blake J, 19 October 2015 read judgment Not primarily about migration, but a case arising out of the long-running conflict between Morocco, as occupying power, and …
UK Human Rights Blog · 10/23/2015
When the Sahrawi refugees of North Africa drink tea, they make each successive cup sweeter than the last. The first cup, they explain, is bitter like life, the second sweet like love. The third one is sweeter still, they say — like death. If that’s a ...
Time · 8/8/2014
LAAYOUNE, WESTERN SAHARA — On a recent Saturday in May, as dusk shaded into night in this desert city, more than a thousand women, men, and children poured into the streets. They chanted slogans for independence; flashed the peace sign to …
The Boston Globe · ByJenn Abelson · 6/14/2013
Security men standing next to a mural with the Western Sahara flag at the Smara refugee camp in Algeria's Tindouf province (AFP Photo/Farouk Batiche, Farouk Batiche) More Smara refugee camp (Algeria) (AFP) - Ergueibi Abdelahi was just nine months …
YAHOO!TECH · 4/3/2016
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has warned of the risk of “full-scale war” in the disputed Western Sahara region if the peacekeeping mission there is not extended. Ban has been at the center of a recent row with Morocco over the region, which was ...
News Week · 4/20/2016
“The biggest poverty that exists in the world is to lose your territory; we are not in our land and others are taking advantage of our wealth,” said Mahmoud Dellal, asked about the poverty in the refugee camps of Tindouf in Algeria, where he had spent ...
intercontinentalcry.org · 1/20/2015
MADRID (AP) - A top member of a group seeking independence for Western Sahara warned Tuesday that war is possible over the disputed territory annexed by Morocco if the U.N. Security Council fails to set a timetable for a vote on self-determination.
KSWO 7 News · 4/26/2016

Western Sahara

Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Maurita…
Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the 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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