Category Archives: Western Sahara

Sahara Rise, International conference on civil resistance

After 42 years of occupation, the Saharawi people are facing a possible momentum in their call for freedom. The eventual transformation of this conflict of international dimensions depends on the collaboration of Saharawi organizations, groups and activists through a joint vision. These actors can also through international outreach get support from political and social actors devoted to human rights, justice and dignity. This joint vision and collaboration will lead to a nonviolent strategy that shows in common campaigns and actions.

“The conflict in Western Sahara is the last case of decolonization in Africa”: Malainin Lakhal

by Milena Rampoldi

In the following an important interview with the Saharawi journalist and political activist Malainin Lakhal. We talked about his biography, his fight for the Western Sahara, about Moroccan colonialism, and about the important of poetry and political struggle for the forgotten Saharawi people living in the last colony in Africa.

The last colony in Africa: Western Sahara

Interview with Malainin Lakhal

Malainin Lakhal is a 45 years old Saharawi translator, human rights defender and freelance journalist. He is a member of Saharawi Natural Resource Watch.

Morocco continues the arbitrary expulsion of international observers from Western Sahara

Throughout 2016, Adala UK recorded 85 cases of arbitrary expulsion of international observers (including human rights defenders and journalists) from Western Sahara by Morocco. They were accused of ‘disturbing public order’ for their attempts to observe the situation regarding human rights.

Western Sahara: EU should ensure militants of human rights access to occupied territories

October 18, 2016 -The European Union (EU) should ensure human rights’ militants supporting Sahrawi people access to occupied territories in Western Sahara, Euro-MP Paloma Lopez, who questioned High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini about the measures taken in this regard.