Morocco-Algeria: A War on the Horizon?

Guadi Calvo The Moroccan regime, in full view of the whole world, continues to repress the Saharawi people, whom it continues to murder unceremoniously, not satisfied with having usurped eighty percent of its territory and continuing to exploit its phosphate deposits since 1975, the most important in the world, and also one of the world’s…

Despite Setbacks, Western Sahara Continues the Struggle for Self-Determination

Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch about the situation in Western Sahara after the violation of the ceasefire agreement by Moroccan forces last November and the human rights violations against activists and civilians by the Moroccan state that followed. He also points that international actors have failed…

The Hidden Hunger in Morocco

Madaar An Informal housing settlement in Karyan Touma, Ain Sebaa, Casablanca. It is very hot during the summer and floods in the winter. Photo: Madaar While official statistics suggest the North African country does not suffer with hunger, the reality is a different story covered up by lack of reliable data and social stigma Hunger…

EU-Morocco Trade Deals that Include Western Sahara Violate International Law

Peoples Dispatch (Photo: Ambassador Oubi Bachir/Twitter) The European Court of Justice had issued similar verdicts in 2016 and 2018, stating that the Western Sahara region cannot be considered as part of Morocco in such trade agreements The European Union’s (EU) highest court on Wednesday, September 29, cancelled two trade deals with Morocco, involving farm and…

Morocco Gas Flows are Now Protected by the US Army

Phil Butler In June, the United States and Morocco cooperated in operation African Lion, the largest ever US military exercise conducted on Africa. Somehow, think tanks around the world did not publish analyses or complaints of American hegemony and aggression, though. Russia’s state-run RT did not launch a special series blaming America for all the…

Brahim Basiri and El Uali, Eternal Heroes of the Saharawi People’s Struggle

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein El Uali Mustafa Sayed was the first president of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Photo: ACAPS). This month of June commemorates two crucial dates in the long struggle of the Saharawi people for independence and self-determination, first against Spanish colonialism and then against Moroccan expansionism, which has lasted more than 50 years….

Saharawis and Palestinians: Victims of the Same Criminals

Pablo Jofre Leal Destabilizing and hegemonic desires, accompanied by intense indignity and conduct that violates international law and the human rights of the Saharawi and Palestinian people, constitute part of the explanation for the new measure, made known on December 10, by the moribund US administration headed by Donald Trump. A provision that involves the…

US Enables Occupation and Threatens Peace Prospects in Western Sahara

Alice Wilson Pro-independence graffiti in Smara, Western Sahara:Alice Wilson The Trump administration’s announcement on December 10th 2020 that the USA recognised Moroccan sovereignty over the territory of Western Sahara disregards international law by endorsing colonialism and occupation. It also threatens prospects of future peace in northwest Africa. The decision reflects the priorities of Trump’s administration,…

Western Sahara: “The War Will End When the Saharawi People Gain Their Independence”

Carlos Aznarez Intense attacks continue on Moroccan occupation army’s entrenchments. Photo: Sahara Press Service War has broken out again in Western Sahara, following a clear armed provocation by the Kingdom of Morocco, ultimately the invader and usurper of Saharan territory, after the Spanish colonialists withdrew from the region. Now, the Frente Polisario and the Saharawi…

International Consultations on Libya See a Breakthrough

Suzan El Ghitani Libyan politician Said Rashwan confirmed that the consultations that took place in Morocco, Egypt and Switzerland began to break the political deadlock that dominates the Libyan scene, adding in an interview with the Africa News Portal that there are direct relations and contacts between the Libyan parties that were previously missing. To…

Libya: Militias, Multiple Tracks, Foreign Meddling, Prevent Progress in Dialogues

The United States and Russia entered the Libyan-Libyan dialogue by opening parallel paths to the Moroccan Bouznika path, in an effort to break through the political blockage deepened by dissonant regional and international agendas, and the complexity of the proliferation of arms, militias, mercenaries, and the direct Turkish military presence in western Libya. The multiplicity…