• New publication : Victims of Mines in Western Sahara
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    MARTIN BERISTAIN Carlos, SEPULVEDA APARICIO Gisela, ESCOBAR CASAS Edi, El fuego escondido: Las víctimas de minas en el Sáhara Occidental, Bilbao, Hegoa, 2017, 1vol; 271pp; 23cms, 978-84-16257-29-4, Español This investigation is based on testimonies of 154 Saharawi victims of mines on both sides of the wall built by Morocco and some key witnesses. It gives…

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  • Moyent-Orient journal : a special folder on Western Sahara here online
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    The Moyen-Orient journal published in the 4th quarter of 2016, No. 32, a special folder on Western Sahara. This issue has 4 contributions, of which you will find the PDF below: WILSON_MO32- CORREALE_MO32 DEL-MORAL_MO32- BOULAY-BUQUET_MO32 We express our warmest thanks to the director of this publication, Guillaume Fourmont, who kindly accepted that OUISO put these…

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  • New parution : Études de linguistique ouest-saharienne – Catherine Taine-Cheikh
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    This first volume of a series of four carries the subtitle Sociolinguistique de l'area hassanophone. It consists of twelve studies published between 1989 and 2013, which deal with aspects of the relations that Moorish society maintains (or has maintained) with languages ​​in various circumstances, be it Arabic in its different varieties (dialectal or not) Berber,...

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  • Journal “L’Ouest saharien” online via l’Harmattan
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    It is possible to order different issues of the multidisciplinary journal “L’Ouest Saharien” through the website of the Parisian publishing house L’Harmattan. Journal published since 1998 by Emmanuel Martinoli, Pierre Boilley and Ali Omar Yara. This journal is the only academic journal in the region and a valuable source of information and analysis for students…

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  • New publication : Culture et politique dans l’Ouest Saharien
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    The western Saharan region is often described as a "endemic" space of political instability: the secession of Northern Mali in 2012 and the overthrow of Amadou Toumani Touré, renewed tensions in Western Sahara, Eternity, movements and figures of emancipation in Mauritania denouncing the role of political and religious elites in the reproduction of a fundamentally...

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  • New publication : La generación de la amistad
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    Generacion de la amistad, the first bilingual Spanish-French anthology of contemporary Saharawi poetry bringing together the voices of eight great poets. Through a selection of their most beautiful poems, this book tells of the exile of the Saharawi people in the refugee camps of Tindouf in Algeria, but also the exile in Cuba, home to...

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  • ”La génération sahraouie de la guerre : des études à Cuba à la migration économique en Espagne”‪ – Carmen Gomez Martin
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    The Saharawi-Moroccan War (1975-1991) was defined by the regional struggle between Morocco and Algeria for leadership in the Maghreb as well as by international Cold War tensions. This context influenced both the Western Sahara conflict as well as the social and political emancipatory project of the Saharawi national liberation movement, whose aim was to establish...

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  • New publication : “The European Union Approach Towards Western Sahara”
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    In the framework of the so-called Barcelona process, the European Union concluded several bilateral agreements with Morocco aimed to deepen their economic integration. The 2000 Association agreement European Union–Morocco is the general legal framework for the development of relationships among the two parties. In this context, the recent Agreement on reciprocal liberalisation measures on agricultural...

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  • New publication : “Sahara Occidental, 40 años después”
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    Spain retired from Western Sahara in 1976 without having fulfilled the obligation to completely decolonize the territory. Forty years later, the question remains. Morocco continues to occupy the territory, without any international recognition. The Polisario Front has created a Saharawi state in exile and demands the self-determination referendum that was promised by the UN. The international...

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  • New publication : Les récits d’origine, Pierre Bonte
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    Last publication of our late colleague, Pierre Bonte Bonte Pierre, 2016, Les récits d’origine. Contribution à la connaissance du passé ouest-saharien (Mauritanie, Maroc, Sahara Occidental, Algérie et Mali), Paris, Karthala En s’inspirant de l’analyse structurale des mythes, Pierre Bonte propose une méthode de traitement des « récits d’origine » ouest-sahariens dont le statut est resté…

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