• Brief history of the Western Sahara – Isaías Barreñada
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    Notice of publication Isaías Barreñada, 2022, Breve historia del Sahara Occidental, Catarata, 144 p. Almost 50 years after Spain’s abandonment, the Sahrawi conflict continues to mark Spanish foreign policy in the region. Western Sahara is an illustrative example of a conflict that the international community has allowed to escalate. As the United Nations has pointed…

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  • Women in the Sahara and the Sahel – L’Ouest saharien journal, issue 16
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    Notice of publication C. Evrard & E. Pettigrew, 2022, Femmes du Sahara-Sahel: Transformation sociales et conditions de vie, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°16, 232 p. There are few works on women in the humanities and social sciences literature on the Saharo-Sahelian region. This dossier reveals precisely these shortcomings while inviting readers to immerse themselves in some…

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  • New publication: L’Ouest saharien, 15 – Perspectives on heritage
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    Schinz O. (ed.), 2021, “Regards sur le patrimoine”, Cahiers L’Ouest saharien, n°15, Paris, L’Harmattan sommaire n°15 – Regards sur le patrimoine https://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=numero&no=72411&no_revue=56&razSqlClone=1

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  • New Book : “North of the South” Claire Cécile Mitatre
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    Mitatre C.C., 2021, Au nord du Sud: Espace, valeurs et passion au Sahara atlantique, Paris, Editions de l’EHESS, coll. “En temps & lieux”, 266 p. In the oases of Wad Nûn, there is no apology for autochthony, no preeminence of the first to arrive: everyone comes from elsewhere and takes care to preserve and display…

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  • On the cancellation of EU-Morocco trade agreements: Orient XXI, A. Quéré
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    Antoine Quéré, “Pêche. La justice européenne à contre-courant sur le Sahara occidental”, Orient XXI, 4 octobre 2021 https://orientxxi.info/magazine/peche-la-justice-europeenne-a-contre-courant-sur-le-sahara-occidental,5081

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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