• New Film – In the devil’s garden by Pavel Borecký (2018)
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    Borecký, Pavel (director). In the Devil's garden, 2018, 25 minutes. Produced by the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern Synopsis: Film shot in the Sahrawi refugee camps near Tindouf, in southwest Algeria. The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting,...

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  • New publication: Sahara Occidental, una cuestión pendiente – Mohamed Salem Abdi
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    Reference: Mohamed Salem Abdi, 2018, Sahara Occidental: una cuestión pendiente – el conflicto del Sahara Occidental trae graves consecuencias para la region y alarga el drama del pueblo saharaui, Editorial Academica espanola, 192 pp The Saharawi question has become one of the longest-running controversies in the world. This region is a former Spanish colony in...

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  • New publication: Silenced Resistance: Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea – Joanna Allan
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    Reference: Johanna Allan, 2019, Silenced Resistance - Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea, University of Wisconsin Press, 360 pp Spain’s former African colonies—Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara—share similar histories. Both are under the thumbs of heavy-handed regimes, and are known by human rights organizations as being among the worst places in...

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  • New publication: Río de Oro – Larosi Haidar
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    Reference: De Paz Sánchez, M & Haidar, L (2019). Río de Oro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Idea Abstract from the introduction: Here is the image offered of the natives of the African coast by the Marine Infantry Lieutenant Joaquín España in July 1894: "They are cadging, demanding, vindictive, distrustful and astute; very accustomed to loitering,...

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  • New publication: The Western Sahara – 15 basic statements on the conflict
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    In this book the reader will not see a personal opinion of the authors on the question of Western Sahara, within the framework of International Law, but will see a work where the authors have searched, selected and ordered the relevant fragments of the official documents issued by different international organizations (UN, EU, OUA, and...

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  • New publication : Sahara Occidental, conflit oublié, populations en mouvement – Sébastien Boulay and Francesco Correale
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    The conflict of Western Sahara remains little known and too rarely documented, in France in particular. However, this territorial "dispute" dating back to the 1960s and 1970s is essential to grasp today in all its complexity because it is still the main bone of contention between Morocco and Algeria, and therefore one of the obstacles...

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  • New publication : Profit over peace in Western Sahara – HAGEN Erik, PFEIFER Mario, SMITH Jeffrey
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    HAGEN Erik, PFEIFER Mario, SMITH Jeffrey, Profit over peace in Western Sahara. How commercial interests undermine self-determination in the last colony in Africa, Sternberg Press, 2018 Profit over Peace in Western Sahara examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of Africa’s last colony. Not well known to the wider public, the territory of Western...

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  • New publication : Nomads and nation-building in the Western Sahara : gender, politics and the Sahrawi – Konstantina Isidoros
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    ISIDOROS, Konstantina, Nomads and Nation Building in the Western Sahara: Gender, Politics and the Sahrawi, I.B.Tauris, London, 2018 Fabled for more than three thousand years as fierce warrior-nomads and cameleers dominating the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade, today the Sahrawi are admired as soldier-statesmen and refugee-diplomats. This is a proud nomadic people uniquely championing human rights and...

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  • Two papers on ethical issues regarding research in Western Sahara, Joanna Allan & Sébastien Boulay
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    Joanna ALLAN, 2017, "Activist Ethics: the Need for a Nuanced Approach to Resistance Studies Field Research", in Journal of Resistance Studies, Volume 3, Number 2 : 89-121 PDF : Allan_draft_version Journal of Resistance Studies 2017   Sébastien BOULAY, 2017, « Discomfort in Ethnography. Methodological questions, choices and tools in sensitive contexts », Prace Etnograficzne Ethnographic Works, 2017, 45...

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  • New parution : FRIDOLIN ZEHNDER l’AFRICAIN
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    Martinoli E., 2018, Fridolin Zehnde l'Africain, Les aventures d'un légionnaire suisse, déserteur et combattant au Maroc (1920-1934), Editions Alphil, Presses universitaires suisses « Je suis né le 28 août 1897, lors d’un tour en barque sur le Doubs, la rivière qui forme la frontière avec la France, près de La Chaux-de-Fonds. Né entre deux pays, sans...

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