• New publication: Enjeux environnementaux, L’Ouest saharien – issue 9
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    Reference: Enjeux environnementaux (2019). Cahiers L'Ouest Saharien, (9), 272 p. Summary: This issue of the multidisciplinary journal L'Ouest saharien highlights the environmental issue. It addresses both the problem of the conservation of endangered marine species in the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the management of fresh water threatened by gold panning in Chami. It also...

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  • New publication: The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations – Yahia H. Zoubir
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    Reference: Yahia H. Zoubir, 2019, The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations, Routledge, 274pp Resume: This book brings together Algerian-based scholars and Algerians in the diaspora to address the many, salient issues facing Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the Middle East. Until February 22, 2019, Algeria looked like the beacon of...

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  • New publication: Zwischen Zelten und Häusern – Judit Tavakoli
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    Reference: Judit Tavakoli, 2015, Zwischen Zelten und Häusern, Die Bedeutung materieller Ressourcen für den Wandel von Identitätskonzepten saharauischer Flüchtlinge in Algerien, regiospectra, 383 pp Summary: The importance of the material environment for the self-image of long-term refugees has received little attention so far. For identity discourses, however, the cognitive and sensual-physical relationship to things is...

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  • 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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