• New publication de Larosi Haidar “La saharauidad traicionada”
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    Haidar Atik, Larosi Larosi Haidar Atik . After the first Sahrawi liberation war, he settled in Spain, where he obtained a degree and a doctorate in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Granada, where he is currently teaching. He has participated in several poetic anthologies such as One Thousand and One Saharawi Poems (2013) and Saharawi Poets. Generación de Amistad (2013) and...

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  • Analyses by Khadija Mohsen-Finan of the last conflict evolutions
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    Two publications by Khadija Mohsen-Finan on: 1 / the normalization of relations between Morocco and Israel: https://orientxxi.info/magazine/maroc-le-sahara-occidental-contre-la-palestine,4366 2 / the breaking of the cease-fire: https://orientxxi.info/magazine/sahara-occidental-le-retour-de-la-force,4301 Khadija Mohsen-Finan is a political scientist, Associate professor (University of Paris 1) and research associate in the Sirice laboratory (Identities, international relations and civilizations of Europe). Latest publication (with Pierre…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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