• Screening of Hamada, BULAC-INALCO, Paris Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8pm
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    Screening of Eloy Domínguez Serén Hamada's new film, followed by a discussion at the Cinéma du Réel international film festival. Synopsis : With humour, vitality and offbeat scenes, Hamada paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the Sahara. A minefield and the world's...

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  • Conference-debate, University of Angers, April 9, 2019 at 18h: Spanish-speaking Poetry of Western Sahara
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    Saharawi poetry and exile - Otman FDILI Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 18 to 20h at the House of Research G. Tillion, Germaine Tillion amphitheater. Oral literature, as an integral part of the Saharawi culture, deals not only with poems, proverbs and music, but also with history, descontes and other artistic expressions. Poetry, the...

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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 : Bibliographic and documentary summary of Western Sahara, Ifni and southern Morocco
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    Reference: Pablo Ignacio de Dalmases and Olabarría (2019), Spanish West Africa in books - bibliographic and documentary sum of Western Sahara, Ifni and southern Morocco, Seville: Athenaica. Prologue by Soledad Puértolas The interest in Spanish colonialism in Africa has manifested itself in a very different way depending on the territory. The proximity, on the one...

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  • On the Web: A Saharawi student leader expelled from Spain and imprisoned in Morocco.
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    Saturday January 26th, 2019 by porunsaharalibre Lahoucine Amaadour (Saharawi name Husein Bachir Brahim) will be presented to the judge of instruction in Marrakesh on 29 January. The young man was deported on 17 January from the Canary Islands after refusing an application for asylum in circumstances that until now have not been clarified by the...

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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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  • Call for papers – How is research on the Western Sahara becoming regenerated ?
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    Beyond the Poetics of a Dead End:  How is research on the Western Sahara becoming regenerated? Coordination du numéro: Enrique Bengochea Tirado (CRIA/Université Nova de Lisbonne) & Vivian Solana Moreno (King’s College at Western University, Canada) For more than twenty-five years the conflict over the Western Sahara has been stuck in a situation of neither…

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  • Call for papers – L’Ouest saharien journal
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    The journal L’Ouest Saharien is an international multidisciplinary journal offering rigorous analyzes of social, political, cultural and economic dynamics, crossing an area from the Moroccan and Algerian south to the Senegal and Niger rivers, including Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali and Niger. The journal accepts proposals for thematic issues and original articles in three languages: French,…

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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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  • Sahara : Conflit ensablé ? – Le dessous des cartes
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    Pierre-Olivier François, Sahara : conflit ensablé ?, Le dessous des cartes, September 8, 2018 According to the UN, this is one of the last unresolved colonial conflicts. For fifty years, the desert areas of Western Sahara, rich in raw materials and open to the sea, are the object of an endless rivalry between Morocco - which...

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