• New publication: Enjeux environnementaux, L’Ouest saharien – issue 9
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    Reference: Enjeux environnementaux (2019). Cahiers L'Ouest Saharien, (9), 272 p. Summary: This issue of the multidisciplinary journal L'Ouest saharien highlights the environmental issue. It addresses both the problem of the conservation of endangered marine species in the Banc d'Arguin National Park and the management of fresh water threatened by gold panning in Chami. It also...

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  • New publication: The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations – Yahia H. Zoubir
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    Reference: Yahia H. Zoubir, 2019, The Politics of Algeria Domestic Issues and International Relations, Routledge, 274pp Resume: This book brings together Algerian-based scholars and Algerians in the diaspora to address the many, salient issues facing Algeria, the largest country in Africa and the Middle East. Until February 22, 2019, Algeria looked like the beacon of...

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  • New publication: Editorial – Saara Ocidental – as políticas do impasse
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    Reference: Saara Ocidental - as políticas do impasse, 2018, africana studia, (29), Centro de Estudos Africanos da Universidade do Porto Summary: The first objective of this issue is to help give visibility and, hopefully, understanding to the global impasse over the oldest colonial conflict in Africa. Policies of deadlock in a conflict that has been...

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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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  • 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 publication: Silenced Resistance: Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea – Joanna Allan
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    Reference: Johanna Allan, 2019, Silenced Resistance - Women, Dictatorships, and Genderwashing in Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea, University of Wisconsin Press, 360 pp Spain’s former African colonies—Equatorial Guinea and Western Sahara—share similar histories. Both are under the thumbs of heavy-handed regimes, and are known by human rights organizations as being among the worst places in...

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  • New publication: Río de Oro – Larosi Haidar
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    Reference: De Paz Sánchez, M & Haidar, L (2019). Río de Oro, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Idea Abstract from the introduction: Here is the image offered of the natives of the African coast by the Marine Infantry Lieutenant Joaquín España in July 1894: "They are cadging, demanding, vindictive, distrustful and astute; very accustomed to loitering,...

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