Western Sahara: A life-long sentence cannot overshadow the $ 200 million annual stolen phosphate
- Équipe Média Sahara Media Team الفريق الإعلامي
On Monday, 5th June 2017, the trial of the Saharawi political prisoners of the Gdeim Izik group reopened before the Court of Appeal in Salé, Morocco. Activists for the independence of Western Sahara and Human rights defenders , but also the ...
Collective Vengeance in Egypt: El Basarta under Security Siege
- Al Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence مركز النديم لتأهيل ضحايا العنف والتعذيب
El Basarta is one of the villages of the governorate of Damietta in Egypt's Delta, located along the international road. Its population is about 31 thousand citizens.
El Basarta has been under security siege and has been suffering repeated human rights ...
Egypt: Court issues 3 year sentences for protesting Tourah Cement Company workers
- Mada Masr مدى مصر
Thirty two Tourah Cement Company workers were sentenced to three years in prison by the Maadi Misdemeanors Court on Sunday. They were arrested after security forces broke up a sit-in at the company in May.
The workers faced charges of assaulting ...
El Kamour: Resistance in the Tunisian south radicalizes despite intimidation
- Henda Chennaoui هندة الشناوي
The El Kamour sit-in has lasted for more than three weeks. Set between an oil field and the main road connecting oil wells to the rest of the country, the sit-in, firmly contested by the government and the media, demands the creation of 3,000 jobs ...
Why the world needs to know about Western Sahara’s seemingly endless struggle for independence
An interview with Malainin Lakhal
- Amira Ali
In 1975, Morocco, under King Hassan II, invaded Western Sahara; and since, the Sahrawi people — female-dominated society of Arab and Berber descent — have been in an unflagging resistance struggle, committed to self-determination without ...
A new blow to the Moroccan diplomacy in the capital of its Senegalese ally: the African Union is still hard to corrupt
- Malainin Lakhal ماءالعينين لكحل
For the second time, the Kingdom of Morocco failed to impose its colonial agenda on the African Union during the meetings held in capitals of the closest friends of Rabat. After failing to obstruct the Saharawi participation, (even though only with the ...
April 2017 Monthly Forecast: Western Sahara
- Security Council Report
Expected Council Action
In April, the Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The Council will receive the report of the Secretary-General on the situation ...
Morocco fails in first AU test on Western Sahara
- Malainin Lakhal ماءالعينين لكحل
The Chair of the Kingdom of Morocco was empty during the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) 668th Meeting, held on Monday 20 March 2017, despite an official invitation extended to the kingdom to attend the discussion of briefings on the situation ...
Egypt 2016: Who was worse, Mubarak, Morsi or Sisi?
- Mamdouh Habashi ممدوح حبشي
2016 was a very difficult year for the Egyptians. Most—both the average man and the political caste—even say it was / is the worst year in the country’s history.
Attacking the “revolution” or uprising of 2011, its aims, ...
The last colony in Africa: Western Sahara
Interview with Malainin Lakhal
- African Democratic Institute (ADI) المعهد الديمقراطي الأفريقي
Malainin Lakhal is a 45 years old Saharawi translator, human rights defender and freelance journalist. He is a member of Saharawi Natural Resource Watch. Interview
ADI: Tell us what life was like growing up in Western Sahara?
Malainin: Growing ...