Western Sahara

World Bank details economic and social impact of coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jean Shaoul, 25 January 2021

Death rates in 20 countries are higher than the global average of 2.2 percent, rising by more than 30 percent in the past month in Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa. Officials in Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo said hospital capacity and oxygen supplies were running out.

US recognizes Morocco’s annexation of Western Sahara

By Jean Shaoul, 14 December 2020

President Donald Trump’s recognition of Morocco’s sovereignty over Western Sahara was the quid pro quo for Morocco’s formal recognition of Israel.

Fighting erupts between Morocco and Polisario in Western Sahara

By Alejandro López, 18 November 2020

The fighting erupted amid reports of mounting protests in regions of both Morocco and Algeria near the former Spanish colonial possession of Western Sahara.

Western Saharan activist admitted into Morocco

By Brian Smith, 9 January 2010

The Western media and radical press have universally declared “victory” in the recent case of Western Sahara independence activist Aminatou Haidar, who undertook a hunger strike after being denied entry to her homeland by Moroccan authorities. However the nature of this “victory” calls for further analysis.