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Posted by Peter Kenworthy;
Arriving in the Saharawi Refugee camps in the Algerian desert near Tindouf, the home of over 150.000 or around a third of the Saharawi population indigenous to Western Sahara, one is immediately struck by the extreme heat, the lack of water, and the aridness of the landscape. A landscape where little grows without a great effort and where the refugee population has lived since 1975, when Morocco invaded their homeland, Western Sahara.

Rights activists accuse EU of allowing plunder of resources by occupying power
 
Tracy McVeigh
 
The Observer, Sunday 27 April 2014
 
It has been described as the conflict the Arab spring forgot, the last colony in Africa and a human rights scandal. Now British holidaymakers are being urged to respond to the situation in Western Sahara by boycotting its occupier, Morocco, as a destination.
 

Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:53

The Saharawi Republic has pledged to facilitate media exchange programmes with Zimbabwe in order to strengthen bilateral ties.

The ambassador of the Saharawi Republic to Zimbabwe, Mr Mohammaed Chief Saleh told the ZBC News after paying a courtesy call to the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Professor Jonathan Moyo on Thursday that his country is interested in strengthening ties with Zimbabwe.

Streaks of dispute crosscut contemporary Sahrawi poetics, often to contend Morocco’s presence in the territory of Western Sahara or to expose the conflict’s aftermath of diaspora and displacement.

posted by Morning Star in Features
 
Wednesday FEB 19TH 2014
 
JEREMY CORBYN reports from his fact-finding mission to north Africa
 
Last week I was part of a delegation from the all-parliamentary Western Sahara group to visit the Moroccan-occupied territory, with John Hillary of War on Want and John Gurr of the Western Sahara resources group.
 

US should stand up for Western Sahara's self-determination
 
Stephen Zunes  |  Dec. 20, 2013
 
VIEWPOINT
 
 U.S. President Barack Obama met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI in Washington Nov. 22 for their first face-to-face meeting. The result was a bitter disappointment for supporters of human rights and international law.
 

The EU is supporting a brutal military occupation in Western Sahara
We cannot tolerate this cruelty and injustice
TOM STEVENSON
Friday 13 December 2013
For 38 years the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco has been largely ignored by the rest of the world. The reasons for this aren't profound. It's sparsely populated, difficult to get to, and not particularly strategically important. It is also one of the greatest moral failures in the international community's modern history.

EUROPEAN UNION

Friday, December 06, 2013, 02:30 (GMT + 9)
 
Several voices have been raised to urge the European Parliament (EP) members to reject the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol.
 
In a letter addressed to the President of the EP, Martin Schulz, the President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), H.E Hon. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi claims that such protocol incurs in violation of the Sahrawi people’s basic human rights as well as their right to self-determination.
 

King Mohammed VI is seeking US backing for Morocco’s claim to the disputed territory of Western Sahara where the Sahrawi people await a vote on independence. Suppressing this option for the Sahrawis could push younger generations to violence, further destabilizing North Africa.
 
By Elisa Lees Muñoz, Commentary contributor NOVEMBER 22, 2013
 

Will Obama remind Morocco of its referendum duty?

By Frank Ruddy Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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