• Conference: “The sovereignty of the Sahrawi people over their natural resources” – 15 November 2019 – Medicis Room at the Palais du Luxembourg
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    Chaired by: Mrs Christine Prunaud, Senator with the support of the Association of Friends of the Sahrawi Republic has the honour to invite you: Friday, November 15, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 6 pm Salle Médicis - Palais du Luxembourg, 15 rue de Vaugirard - 75006 Paris Theme: The sovereignty of the Sahrawi people over...

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  • New publication: La Sección Femenina en la provincia de Sahara – Enrique Bengochea Tirado
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    Reference: Enrique Bengochea Tirado, 2019, La Sección Femenina en la provincia de Sahara , Bellaterra, 210 pp In 1961 the Women's Section of the FET and the JONS began to be implanted in the Spanish colonies in Africa with the functions that it had been carrying out in the metropolis since 1939. This institution, born...

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  • In the media: News on the situation of Sahrawi political prisoners
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    Reference: Perez, Benito, "Inquiétudes pour les détenus sahraouis", le courrier, 27 September 2019. Human rights: Moroccan reprisals against Claude Mangin and her husband, the Sahrawi activist Nâama Asfari, have worried UN experts. Under the leadership of its Commissioner Ana Racu, the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT) announced this summer its next visit to Moroccan...

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  • New publication: Les mobilités des jeunes Sahraouis en France et en Espagne – Camille Tanné
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    Reference: Camille Tanné, Les mobilités des jeunes Sahraouis en France et en Espagne: parcours complexes aux multiples facettes - L'exemple de la jeunesse sahraouie de Bressuire et Bordeaux : enjeux communs, parcours variés, Master's thesis Expertise in Population and Development, under the supervision of Sébastien Boulay, Paris, Université Paris Descartes, 2019, 102 p. Identifying and...

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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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  • Conference: “Western Sahara facing security challenges in the region” – Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m at national council
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    Conference "Western Sahara facing security challenges in the region" - Friday, June 28, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Salle Lamartine - Immeuble Jacques Chaban-Delmas - 101 rue de l'Université, Paris Chaired by: Mr Jean-Paul LECOQ, Member of Parliament, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Study Group on Western...

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  • Conference – ECAS2019. Africa: Connections and Disruptions Edinburgh, June 11-14 2019
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    ECAS annual Conference: 12 & 13, june 2019 in Edinburgh The University of Edinburgh’s Centre of African Studies is hosting the 8th European Conference on African Studies, Europe’s largest and most international conference with an African focus. It takes place in the University's central campus from June 11-14 and is organised on behalf of the...

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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 video : Insights from Carlos Ruiz Miguel on the EU-Morocco agreements
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    A new module is available on the Observatory's website! 5 minutes for 1 question The first video deals with the agreements between the European Union and Morocco on the natural resources of Western Sahara: available here (french or Spanish). To shed light on this issue, we called on Carlos Ruiz Miguel. Professor of Constitutional Law...

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