• New publication “Around Western Sahara: ongoing research, testimonies and novels”. L’Ouest saharien, issue 12
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    “Autour du Sahara Occidental : recherches en cours, témoignages et nouvelles” in Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°12, 2020, 278 p. This issue of L’Ouest saharien is published in the context of the resumption of the war in Western Sahara, which raises great uncertainties about the political and military situation in the coming months in the region. It gives an idea…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New publication: Thesis on the rock art of the Upper Saguia el Hamra – Helena Ventura
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    Reference: Helena VENTURA, Els gravats rupestres prehistòrics d’estil Tazina del jaciment de Sluguilla Lawash (Sàhara Occidental), PhD thesis, Universitat de Girona, 2019, 614p. Abstract Sluguilla Lawash is the site with a higher concentration of open air prehistoric rock art of Western Sahara. It has 1143 engraved slabs with 2087 motifs, among which the 99% have an incised stroke, with...

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  • New publication: The activities of French companies in Western Sahara, crime of colonization? – Antoine Quéré
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    Reference:  Antoine Quéré, Le crime de colonisation par peuplement - Etude de cas sur les activités économiques des entreprises françaises au Sahara Occidental, Master’s thesis in penal law, Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, 2020, 104p. Resume: Phosphates, fish, public markets, tourism… The economic resources of Western Sahara are numerous and attract foreign companies, including French companies. But Western Sahara is...

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  • New publication: Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental – Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez
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    Reference: Juan Domingo Torrejón Rodríguez. (2020). Las Operaciones de Paz de las Naciones Unidas y los derechos humanos: el caso de la MINURSO en el Sáhara Occidental, Revista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos, (28), 43-73. Abstract: United Nations Peace Operations may include in their mandate the possibility of monitoring the human rights situation. However, one of...

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  • New video: Pr Isaías Barreñada Bajo’s enlightment on Spain’s position in the Western Sahara conflict
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    New video available in our video section! New video put online and organized by SOLIDARITY RISING now available! The live intervention of Isaías Barreñada Bajo for Solidarity Rising on the place of Spain in the conflict in Western Sahara is available in replay in our section our experts take the floor ! Isaias Barreñada Bajo...

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  • The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development: a signatory to partnerships with the occupying power of a conflict zone?
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    The website of the French social and human sciences research laboratory, « UMR PALOC » - a laboratory that is affiliated to the French National Research Institute for Development (IRD), France’s National Museum of Natural History and Sorbonne University - has referred to the partnership that this laboratory and IRD representative in Morocco signed with...

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  • New video: Dr. Yahia Zoubir’s video insight on the Israelisation of the Western Sahara conflict
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    New video available in our video section!  New video put online and organized by SOLIDARITY RISING now available! The live intervention of Yahia Zoubir for Solidarity Rising on the israelization of the conflict in Western Sahara is available in replay in our section Our experts take the floor ! Dr Yahia Zoubir is Professor of...

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