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https://youtu.be/RrGiH0DvJGc A journalist has criticised Morocco over press freedom after being fined for allegedly not having the right media accreditation. Nazha el-Khalidi said she was arrested last December while filming a pro-independence demonstration in Laayoune, a city in the Western Sahara region. The protest coincided with the first round of...

In its report on press freedoms in Western Sahara, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) sheds light on a territory cut off from the rest of the world, a veritable news black hole that has become a no-go zone for journalists. “Western Sahara, a desert for journalists,” is the first-ever work of research...

A Chance for Peace in Western Sahara

Wrapped along the coast of Northwest Africa is the continent's last colony: Western Sahara. For over a century, the people of Western Sahara have been denied our fundamental right to decide our future. First a Spanish colony, Western Sahara was brutally annexed by our Northern neighbor, Morocco, in 1975. Our...

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu will next week on Tuesday, brief members of the media on the state of readiness for the SADC Solidarity Conference with the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic / Western Sahara. Early this month, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) announced that South Africa...

Western Saharawi freedom fighters have called on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to urge New Zealand fertiliser companies to stop importing phosphate from the Western Sahara. The territory where the phosphate comes from is in dispute, with the Western Saharawis battling for an independent state. Morocco annexed the region in 1975 after Spain withdrew...

Three-hundred-and-ninety-two runners from 20 countries have tested themselves in as hard a challenge as is imaginable by running through the desert in the 19th edition of the Sahara Marathon, which was held in the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria. Swedish participant John Jonatan Fahlencame out on top of the...

IN THE SAHARA, rain is said to bring good luck. So negotiators from the United Nations should be encouraged by a recent downpour in Laayoune, the capital of Western Sahara. On December 5th they will gather in Geneva to try, yet again, to resolve the differences between Morocco, which rules...

This article was written for Adala UK by Hmad Hmad, Human rights activist from Western Sahara.    To the International Community Once again, the Saharawi people are betrayed, this time with the collaboration of the European Union! The Moroccan state, with the complicity of the French government, is attempting to...

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