Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara
Direct from Western Sahara: learn about the struggle of the last colony in Africa

After 30 years of peace, the Polisario Front holds its 16th Congress amidst the war against Morocco’s invasion

Ahead of UN session, Sahrawis recollect decades of betrayal that enabled Moroccan colonization

The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) became “hostage to the Moroccan authorities,” unable even “to report on the human rights situation in the territory,” said Kamal Fadel, Western Sahara’s representative to Australia and the Pacific  

Daily Round-up | CODESA report details Moroccan atrocities in Western Sahara & other stories

In today’s episode, we bring you stories of rights violations in Western Sahara, the impact of Afghan floods, a Brazilians Senate vote on labor rights, and the latest from the Iraq protests

Right violations and war crimes by Morocco continue in occupied Western Sahara, says CODESA report

CODESA’s first annual report since its formation in 2020 asks the UN and other international organizations to take immediate steps to complete the decolonization process in Western Sahara

Saharawi people continue decades-long struggle for full freedom

Despite Spain’s betrayal of the Saharawi people and their struggle for self-determination, the people are more determined than ever to continue fighting

Protests erupt against Spanish government’s “betrayal” of Saharawi freedom

The Spanish government recently announced that it recognized Morocco’s plan to integrate Western Sahara as an autonomous territory within their country, going back on its longstanding commitment to push for a self-determination referendum

Morocco drives a war in Western Sahara for its phosphates

After decades of broken promises, the situation in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara has worsened as Morocco has restarted the war and thwarted diplomatic solutions

Despite setbacks, Western Sahara continues struggle for self-determination

Mahjoub Maliha of CODESA (Collective of Saharawi Human Rights Defenders) speaks to Peoples Dispatch on the developments since last November in Western Sahara and the way ahead for the Saharawi struggle for self-determination

EU-Morocco trade deal EU-Morocco trade deals that include Western Sahara violate international law: top EU court 

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

Moroccan migrants in Spain Spain cracks down on migrants after mass border crossing

The migrants were intercepted by Spanish security personnel patrolling the borders and at least 5,600 were sent back to Morocco by May 19. Meanwhile, hundreds of unaccompanied migrant children remain stranded in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Palestinians slowly return home after ceasefire in besieged Gaza and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire, protests by Papuan communities in Indonesia amid growing violence, and more

Morocco and the Grand Bargain with US and Israel

According to the deal, the US will recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara territory in return for Morocco establishing diplomatic relations with Israel