• Open letter: Academics mobilize by writing to Joe Biden, following Trump declaration.
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    A group of academics wrote an open letter to newly elected U.S. President, Joe Biden, in reaction to Donald Trump's declaration of recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. The letter was sent to the White House on January 20, the day of Joe Biden's inauguration.   Dear President Biden, We are writing to express...

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  • Letter from OUISO to the Presidency of IRD: Request for clarification on IRD research partnerships in Western Sahara
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    Paris, 17th of December 2020, Dear Colleague, Dear CEO of IRD, In June 2020, our observatory published on its website a news item about the signing of research conventions between the IRD and some Moroccan communities or institutions relating to research conducted in the "Moroccan Sahara" according to the terminology used by the IRD communication...

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  • Petition: Academics launch a Letter of Solidarity with Western Sahara, which they invite to sign
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    Alice Wilson (University of Sussex), Mark Drury (Princeton University), Vivian Solana (Carleton University) and Meriem Naïli (University of Exeter) have written a letter strongly condemning President Donald Trump's proclamation recognising Morocco's sovereignty over Western Sahara, which they invite you to sign. Text available on the online portal of the international news agency La Pressenza (French,...

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  • In the press: some academic reactions to Donald Trump’s statement
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    Donald Trump's recent statement about the official recognition of Morocco's illegal annexation of Western Sahara has provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Here is a selection of articles presenting the academic reactions following this decision: References: Aimeur, K. (2020, 13 december). Yahia Zoubir, Professeur à KEDGE Business School, à propos...

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  • CALL for papers – L’Ouest saharien journal – Women’s conditions
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    Call for papers for the journal L’Ouest saharien Thematic issue (2022) “Women’s conditions in the Sahara-Sahel” Issue coordinators: Camille Evrard, historian, associate researcher at the FRAMESPA laboratory (UMR 5136 – Toulouse Jean Jaurès University) and at the CITERES laboratory (UMR 7324 – University of Tours) Erin Pettigrew, historian, Assistant Professor, History and Arab Crossroads Studies, New…

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  • New articles: About D. Trump’s statement on the recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara – Stephen Zunes
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    Reference: Zunes, S. (2020). "Trump Recognized Morocco's Illegal Occupation to Boost the Israeli Occupation", truthout [online]. Abstract: Stephen Zunes, in this article, evokes the announcement made by Donald Trump on December 10, 2020, which provoked strong reactions in the press and on the world geopolitical scene. Trump officially recognized the illegal Moroccan annexation of Western...

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  • Event: Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid – Presentation and debate of the web documentary “Provincia53”.
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    The 6th edition of the Muestra de Antropología Audiovisual de Madrid (MAAM6) will be held from 23 to 29 November 2020. Afternoon of cinema and anthropology : Screening and discussion of internationally renowned audiovisual works in the field of Audiovisual Anthropology, in the presence of  directors. Images and words to meet, understand and transform each other....

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  • In the press: Gdeïm Izik ten years later and threats on the ceasefire in Guerguerat
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    A number of articles concerning Gdeim Izik, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the dismantling of the camp, on the situation of the Saharawi political prisoners and on the tensions in Guerguerat have appeared in the press in recent days. [in french]. Forhan, B. (2020, 8 november). « Le traitement des militants sahraouis s’inscrit...

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  • New article: L’illégale ouverture de représentations consulaires au Sahara Occidental : quels remèdes peut offrir la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples ? – Hamza Hadj Cherif
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    Reference: Hadj Cherif, H. (2020). « L’illégale ouverture de représentations consulaires au Sahara Occidental : quels remèdes peut offrir la Charte africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples ? », Revue Internationale de Recherche Juridique et Politique , 4(2), pp 227-251 Resume: The recent opening of consular representations in Western Sahara by certain African countries (Union of the Comoros,...

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  • Online International Workshop – November 12th – registration open
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    International Workshop PhD candidates and Post-doc researches November 12th 2020 Online from 2:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Frenche time) registration mandatory : contact.ouiso@gmail.com Organized by Meriem Naïli (University of Exeter) & Sébastien Boulay (CNRS – Institut des Mondes africains) www.OUISO.eu Each communication (<20 mn) will be followed by 10 mn questions and each session will…

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