en Africa Last Colony: Sahwaris Want Barack Obama's Help <p>Milton Allimadi<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Publisher and editor, The Black Star News<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Last month I watched President Obama&#39;s announcement of plans to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba on CNN while I was in a refugee camp in the Sahara Desert. Some of the locals, Western Saharan refugees in Algeria, erupted in celebration, &quot;Viva Cuba!,&quot; &quot;Viva Castro!&quot; and &quot;Viva Obama&quot; they chanted.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:46:29 +0000 hamdi salek 23669 at Resistance in Occupied Western Sahara: women defining a society <p>Erica Vasquez 14 December 2014<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Although men and women both actively participate in resistance projects, Sahrawi women facilitate most of the communication between non-violent activists from one city to another in this under-reported struggle.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:22:00 +0000 hamdi salek 23292 at Rise and shine, Saharawi campers <p>Posted by Peter Kenworthy;<br /> 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.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Newstime Africa</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newstime Africa Thu, 08 May 2014 18:23:02 +0000 dadah mohamed mulud 19704 at Boycott Morocco plea to UK tourists over Western Sahara 'abuses' <p>Rights activists accuse EU of allowing plunder of resources by occupying power<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Tracy McVeigh<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Observer, Sunday 27 April 2014<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 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.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:49:10 +0000 hamdi salek 19470 at Seharawi pledges media exchange programmes <p>Thursday, 13 March 2014 19:53</p> <p> The Saharawi Republic has pledged to facilitate media exchange programmes with Zimbabwe in order to strengthen bilateral ties.</p> <p> 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.</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href=";view=article&amp;id=42299:seharawi-pledges-media-exchange-programmes&amp;catid=41:top-stories&amp;Itemid=86" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:42:45 +0000 dadah mohamed mulud 18453 at Traces of Gta3 <p>Streaks of dispute crosscut contemporary Sahrawi poetics, often to contend Morocco&rsquo;s presence in the territory of Western Sahara or to expose the conflict&rsquo;s aftermath of diaspora and displacement.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:11:18 +0000 mohamed mahmoud embarek 18446 at Why Western Sahara Matters <p>posted by Morning Star in Features<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Wednesday FEB 19TH 2014<br /> &nbsp;<br /> JEREMY CORBYN reports from his fact-finding mission to north Africa<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 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.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:50:32 +0000 hamdi salek 17930 at US should stand up for Western Sahara's self-determination <p>US should stand up for Western Sahara&#39;s self-determination<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Stephen Zunes&nbsp; |&nbsp; Dec. 20, 2013<br /> &nbsp;<br /> VIEWPOINT<br /> &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;U.S. President Barack Obama met with Morocco&#39;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.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:50:05 +0000 hamdi salek 16883 at The EU is supporting a brutal military occupation in Western Sahara <p>The EU is supporting a brutal military occupation in Western Sahara<br /> We cannot tolerate this cruelty and injustice<br /> TOM STEVENSON<br /> Friday 13 December 2013<br /> 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&#39;t profound. It&#39;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&#39;s modern history.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:51:36 +0000 hamdi salek 16767 at African leaders urge the EP to reject EU-Morocco fisheries protocol <p>EUROPEAN UNION</p> <p> Friday, December 06, 2013, 02:30 (GMT + 9)<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Several voices have been raised to urge the European Parliament (EP) members to reject the EU-Morocco Fisheries Protocol.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> 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&rsquo;s basic human rights as well as their right to self-determination.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-link"> <div class="field-label">link:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href=";day=6&amp;id=65176&amp;l=e&amp;special=&amp;ndb=1%20target=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Fish Information and Services</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fish Information and Services Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:25:48 +0000 dadah mohamed mulud 16455 at