Western Sahara, clear-cut conflict of decolonization in Africa

By Hana Saada

December 23, 2019

'Blood phosphate' imports from Western Sahara may prompt illegal port strikes - union

Fertiliser companies importing so-called "blood phosphate" from Western Sahara could face illegal strike action by port workers in future, warn unions.

A ship chartered by Ravensdown, the Federal Crimson, is currently unloading the last of 51 tonnes of phosphate at Port Chalmers, after earlier docking in Napier and Lyttleton.

At each port, it has been boarded by members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union, who have handed protest letters to the captain.

Pandor: African Countries must condemn Morocco's occupation of Western Sahara

Jean-Jacques Cornish

PRETORIA (SOUTH Africa)- Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor on Monday said African countries should join South Africa in stressing that Morocco’s continued illegal occupation of Western Sahara was unacceptable.

She was speaking at a memorial service she hosted for the Western Sahara ambassador Radhi Bashir who died last week.

'Gandhi of Western Sahara' warns time running out to avoid war

Geneva (AFP)- Aminatou Haidar, a champion of peaceful resistance to Morocco's annexation of Western Sahara, is demanding urgent -international action to prevent the frozen conflict from devolving into war.

The 52-year-old Sahrawi human rights activist, who on Wednesday will receive a top human rights award in Stockholm, said she feared that youth in the disputed region have given up hope of achieving self-rule through non-violent means.

An Exiled Nation: Saharawi advocates call on the world to support self-determination for Western Sahara

For 40 years, the Saharawi people have been exiled from their homeland, cast out into what is known as the “desert of deserts”, where they live in hope of one day experiencing a long-awaited return to their promised land: their homeland of Western Sahara.

Western Sahara: SADR Threatens to Adopt Anti-Apartheid Strategy to End Moroccan Occupation

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The struggle for the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara has taken a new dimension as the proponents of self-rule said that they would henceforth adopt the method used in ending the inglorious apartheid regime in South Africa.

Silence! We are being killed in occupied Western Sahara!

By: Malainin Lakhal

Polisario Representative to New Zealand: “Stop New Zealand’s role in controversial phosphate trade”

Hawkes Bay (New Zealand) 26 August 2019 (SPS)- Polisario Front's Representative to Australia and New Zealance, Mr. Kamal Fadel, called for the end of New Zealand's companies role in collaborating with Morocco in the plunder of Saharawi phosphate, in an opinion published Today in New Zealand Herald.

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By: Kamal Fadel

Africa’s Last Colony (by DAVID KEENE)

Morocco continues to stonewall on the human disaster it has created in Western Sahara, and John Bolton is not the only U.S. official unwilling to ignore the problem any longer.


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