• Four complaints for torture on Sahrawi political prisoners
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    Four complaints for torture filed against Morocco before the UN Committee against Torture On Thursday June 9, four complaints denouncing violations of the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Torture were filed against the State of Morocco before the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) in Geneva. Press release: 220610 CP ENG 4 Plaintes CAT

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  • Brief history of the Western Sahara – Isaías Barreñada
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    Notice of publication Isaías Barreñada, 2022, Breve historia del Sahara Occidental, Catarata, 144 p. Almost 50 years after Spain’s abandonment, the Sahrawi conflict continues to mark Spanish foreign policy in the region. Western Sahara is an illustrative example of a conflict that the international community has allowed to escalate. As the United Nations has pointed…

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  • Women in the Sahara and the Sahel – L’Ouest saharien journal, issue 16
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    Notice of publication C. Evrard & E. Pettigrew, 2022, Femmes du Sahara-Sahel: Transformation sociales et conditions de vie, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°16, 232 p. There are few works on women in the humanities and social sciences literature on the Saharo-Sahelian region. This dossier reveals precisely these shortcomings while inviting readers to immerse themselves in some…

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  • United States in the Western Sahara War
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    The policy of the North American administrations in the Sahara conflict via the recently declassified documents of the Secretary of State Domingo Garí, Estados Unidos en la guerra del Sáhara Occidental, Catarata, 2021, 224 p. The war in Western Sahara was in its first years in favor of the Saharawi side. The Polisario Front came…

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  • International Workshop – Young Scholars – Call for abstracts
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    Sahara Occidental / الصحراء الغربية / Western Sahara: A Multidisciplinary, Transregional Journée d’Etude The Western Sahara International Academic Observatory (OUISO) invites PhD students and early career scholars (<3 years after the defense of their thesis) to participate in an online workshop on Western Sahara and its regional context. The workshop is conceived as an interdisciplinary…

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  • MPs Faucillon and Lecoq question the French government (IRD-Morocco agreements)
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    MPs Elsa Faucillon and Jean-Paul Lecoq questioned the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, and the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Frédérique Vidal, about two research agreements signed illegally by the IRD (Institut de recherche pour le développement) with the Kingdom of Morocco. The first research agreement, signed by…

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  • Film screening : SAHARA – les voix des martyrs – April 5, 5pm, Paris
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    Screening of the film: Tabet M. and Boulay S., SAHARA – Les voix des martyrs, production: CEPED (University of Paris-IRD) & ERC Cap Sahara Project, 75 mins Campus Condorcet, GED (Grand ensemble documentaire) 10 Cours des humanités, Aubervilliers Metro ligne 12, station Front Populaire https://www.campus-condorcet.fr/fr/agenda/mardis-cinema-sahara-les-voix-des-martyrs-2020 This 75 min film was made as part of the…

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  • New publication: L’Ouest saharien, 15 – Perspectives on heritage
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    Schinz O. (ed.), 2021, “Regards sur le patrimoine”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°15, Paris, L’Harmattan sommaire n°15 – Regards sur le patrimoine https://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no=72411&no_revue=56&razSqlClone=1

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  • New German-language edited volume on Western Sahara
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    New German-language edited volume on Western Sahara Judit Tavakoli, Manfred O. Hinz, Werner Ruf und Leonie Gaiser (Hrsg.): Westsahara. Afrikas letzte Kolonie Released: dec. 2021 ISBN 978-3-947729-36-4 https://www.regiospectra.de/buecher/westsahara-detail   Summary A series of dramatic events since 2020 have led to the escalation of the Western Sahara conflict: the resumption of war, a further increase in…

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  • New Book : “North of the South” Claire Cécile Mitatre
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    Mitatre C.C., 2021, Au nord du Sud: Espace, valeurs et passion au Sahara atlantique, Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, coll. “En temps & lieux”, 266 p. In the oases of Wad Nûn, there is no apology for autochthony, no preeminence of the first to arrive: everyone comes from elsewhere and takes care to preserve and display…

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