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  Western Sahara
The Western Sahara, given its name in 1975 by the United Nations, is the last African colonial state still to declare its independence.
The Western Sahara's map borders are a result of colonial agreements made between France, Spain and Morocco in 1900, 1904 and 1912.
The Western Sahara, located on the north west coast of Africa borders Morocco to the north, Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south.
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 Western Sahara
The indigenous population of Western Sahara are Sahrawis, and their exact number is difficult to estimate — many have moved into mainland Morocco, many others abroad, while a large group have sought refuge in neighbour countries, principally Algeria.
The Green March, the action of Morocco to claim Western Sahara, has resulted in unity and national pride among Moroccans, where the idea that the capital of Laayoune is an extraordinarily beautiful city, while it is just like anywhere else in Morocco, should be an indicator of how strong sentiments are.
For the former king of Morocco, king Hassan 2, the Western Sahara situation resulted in unity around his position and as well as damming of the struggle for democratization.
i-cias.com /e.o/w_sahara.htm   (725 words)

 Western Sahara
In January, he presented a peace plan that called for a 4 to 5 year period of limited autonomy for an interim administration composed of elected members of a Western Sahara Authority, to be followed by a referendum to determine the status of the territory.
Due to continuing Moroccan control of the territory of Western Sahara, the laws and restrictions regarding religious organizations and religious freedom are the same as those found in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Freedom of movement within the Western Sahara was limited in militarily sensitive areas, both within the area controlled by the Government of Morocco and the area controlled by the Polisario.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27941.htm   (2184 words)

 African Studies Center | Western Sahara Page
Western Sahara: The self determination process of the former Spanish Sahara (Emmanuel Martinoli)
Information about the decolonization process of W. Sahara, UN referendum, human rights violations, the situation of the Saharawi refugees in Algeria; besides historical, ethnological, geographical, and political background.
The Western Sahara Project aims to further our understanding of the human past and its relationship to changes in environmental conditions in the Sahara and northern Africa as a whole, through field-based archaeological and palaeo-environmental studies.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/W_Sahara.html   (412 words)

 Western Sahara (proposed state)
Located in northern Africa on the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara is surrounded by Algeria to the east, Morocco to the north, and Mauritania to the south.
Western Sahara: History - History There is evidence of trade between the Western Sahara and Europe by the 4th cent.
Algeria, the Maghreb Union, and the Western Sahara stalemate.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0759052.html   (810 words)

 Western Sahara - Country Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Western Sahara, a Territory on the north-west coast of Africa bordered by Morocco, Mauritania and Algeria, was administered by Spain until 1976.
Morocco’s July 2003 rejection of the most recent peace plan with Western Sahara means continued work for Sahrawi women’s groups to help resolve a conflict and its consequences that have spanned nearly three decades.
While the Secretary General viewed the release of the largest group of prisoners of war in Western Sahara with optimism, he called for the further release of the 613 prisoners who remain in prison, most for a period exceeding 20 years.
www.womenwarpeace.org /western_s/western_sahara.htm   (3323 words)

 Islamic World.Net: Countries
Western Sahara - Background and news on the "self determination process of the former Spanish Sahara".
The self determination - process of the former Spanish Sahara (Emmanuel Martinoli) Information about the decolonization process of W. Sahara, UN referendum, human rights violations, the situation of the Saharawi refugees in Algeria; besides historical, ethnological, geographical, and political background.
Western Sahara - Picture and history of the flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara).
islamic-world.net /countries/western_sahara.htm   (440 words)

 Western Sahara
The sovereignty of the Western Sahara remained the subject of dispute between the Government of Morocco and the Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), an organization seeking independence for the region.
On November 28, Mohamed Boucetta, imprisoned for petty crime, died in custody in Laayoune prison in the Western Sahara.
Workers in the Western Sahara were exempt from income and value-added taxes and received subsidies on commodities such as flour, oil, sugar, fuel, and utilities.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18292.htm   (2397 words)

 WSO| Latest News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Saharawi women in the occupied territories of Western Sahara are subjected to all forms of violence and discrimination inflicted on them by the Moroccan security forces.
South Africa, a traditional backer of independence for the Western Sahara from Morocco, said its decision was in line with "the principles and objectives enshrined in the African Union and United Nations Charters".
The SADR rules Western Sahara in exile because the country is currently occupied by the Kingdom of Morocco.
www.wsahara.net /news.html   (2617 words)

 Western Sahara Campaign UK
Western Sahara is a mere 80 miles from the Canary Islands (see map), but life here is no holiday for the Saharawi people.
Western Sahara is the last colonised country left in Africa.
The Western Sahara Campaign UK has been at the forefront of international efforts to liberate Western Sahara for twenty years.
wsc.members.gn.apc.org   (398 words)

 Western Sahara on richardknight.com
A UN settlement plan, based on a referendum in which the people of Western Sahara would exercise their right to self-determination by choosing between independence and integration in Morocco, is deadlocked.
Western Sahara Research Watch Press Release: Shareholders focus of campaign to end Kerr-McGee’s involvement in Occupied Western Sahara, February 28, 2005
I wrote Discussion Paper on Polisario and the Western Sahara Struggle that was presented to the Executive Board of the American Committee on
richardknight.homestead.com /files/westernsahara.htm   (1412 words)

 Western Sahara Update
Hope in Western Sahara Tim Judah reports from deep in the Sahara desert, where thousands of refugees pin their hopes for peace on a visit by the UN secretary-general.
The United Nations special envoy to Western Sahara, Charles Dunbar, has held talks with leaders of the Polisario Front in the Algerian border town of Tindouf.
Morocco firm on Sahara as Annan lands in the region.
www.btinternet.com /~donald.macdonald/saharawi.htm   (1728 words)

 Western Sahara on the Internet
ARSO is an NGO in Switzerland concerned with the decolonization of Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara), the UN referendum, human rights violations, Saharawi refugees in Algeria, etc. Contact: E. Martinoli - arso@hei.unige.ch
Its Western Sahara section has "information about the dispute over the future of the Western Saharan territory.
The UN Mission for a Referendum in the Western Sahara (MINURSO) and special envoy James Baker are negotiating for a peaceful resolution and a referendum." GPF, an NGO, was founded in 1993 to monitor global policy making at the United Nations.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/westernsahara.html   (324 words)

 Image:Flag of Western Sahara.svg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons.
The reverse side of this flag doesn't have the crescent or star.
The obverse side of the flag of Western Sahara.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Image:Flag_of_Western_Sahara.svg   (189 words)

 Western Sahara   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Before Spanish Sahara was a unified province it was divided in two provinces, the Saguiat el-Hamra (the "SA" of "polisario"… and the "EH" of the ISO country code) and Rio de Oro (the "RIO").
Spanish Sahara was also known as Spanish West Africa, but that one included other bits like Ifni (to Morocco in 1969), Cape Juby (the southernmost part of Morocco not including WS) and La Aguera.
Obviously (it is similar that) this flag of the PUNS was a derivative from a flag (guidon) of the Ifni-Sahara Maritime Province.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/eh.html   (1264 words)

 Western Sahara - Global Policy Forum UN Security Council
In 1975, after a century of colonial rule in Western Sahara, Spain ceded to Moroccan pressure and agreed to partition the colony between Morocco and Mauritania.
Eyeing Western Sahara's rich phosphate mines, fishing resources and potential oil reserves, Morocco insisted that some of its nationals be allowed to vote in the referendum and it delayed talks aimed at resolving the issues.
Expressing optimism about the peace plan in Western Sahara, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged the Security Council to extend the UN peacekeeping mandate in the country, giving the conflicting parties more time to work with each other.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/wsahara/wsindex.htm   (1810 words)

 An MBendi Profile: An MBendi Country Profile for Western Sahara including economic and travel overviews and directories ...
The state of Western Sahara or Sahrawi Republic lies along the coast of West Africa between Mauritania to its south and east, and Morocco on its northern border, and forms part of the West African region.
Formerly the Spanish colony of Rio de Oro, Western Sahara was annexed by both Morocco and Mauritania when Spain withdrew in February 1976.
The final future of the state of Western Sahara will be settled when the forthcoming UN-supervised referendum is held in which the country's inhabitants must choose between independence or integration with Morocco.
www.mbendi.co.za /land/af/ws/p0005.htm   (391 words)

 WesternSaharaOnline.net - Welcome!
Please bear in mind that we are adding, modifying and improving the information herein on an ongoing basis to provide you with the most up-to-date information about the Western Sahara.
Rabat, July 18 - Benin voiced support to the royal initiative to grant autonomy to the Moroccan southern provinces, known as the Sahara, in the framework of Moroccan sovereignty and territorial integrity, a joint co »More..
Please visit our Sahara Album online to see how the Moroccan Sahara has evolved from a desert land to a modern city since 1975.
www.westernsaharaonline.net   (557 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics on Western Sahara. 106 facts and figures, stats and information on economy, crime, people, ...
Morocco virtually annexed the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) in 1976, and the rest of the territory in 1979, following Mauritania's withdrawal.
A guerrilla war with the Polisario Front contesting Rabat's sovereignty ended in a 1991 UN-brokered cease-fire; a UN-organized referendum on final status has been repeatedly postponed.
Sahara Suz (Western Sahara, late 19th cent.) Significance of the Flag
www.nationmaster.com /country/wi   (150 words)

 War On Want : Western Sahara : Western Sahara: 30 Years is Enough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Yet for 30 years the people of Western Sahara have been forced to live here, struggling to return to a homeland where they can determine their own future.
Mauritania withdrew its claim to Western Sahara in 1979 and left.
Find out more about the history of Western Sahara and act now to support the Saharawi in their fight for self-determination.
www.waronwant.org /?lid=396   (305 words)

 Western Sahara Map Africa
Tours, Travel Desert - Western Sahara Map and flag, Africa continent.
Pretoria, southafrica Routes, Conservation environment protection, lions, engine girafes, desert and forests wilderness The bull's-eye of the Richat Structure - the barren Gres de Chinguetti Plateau, Mauritania.
Western Sahara (formerly Spanish Sahara) was annexed by Morocco from 1976 to 1979.
sahara.africa-atlas.com /western.htm   (966 words)

 African Studies: Western Sahara
Human Rights Watch: Western Sahara: keeping it secret, the United Nations operations in the Western Sahara (October 1995).
Today the NUSW has 10,000 members in the refugee camps in Tindouf, the occupied and liberated areas of the Western Sahara and living abroad as Saharawi emigrants, organised in local and regional offices."
UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, September 1991-July 1995 (via George Mason University)
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/WSahara.html   (606 words)

 western sahara map and information page
With most of its land annexed, actively claimed and administered by Morocco, the legal status of Western Sahara and its sovereignty is unresolved (so to speak), as it is not yet officially recognized as a part of Morocco by the United Nations.
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Western Sahara (Complete) information on the (GDP) overall economy, imports and exports, resources, government, population, military, transportation, and more here
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/africa/eh.htm   (223 words)

 Western Sahara
Annual Energy and Energy-Related Data: Data for Western Sahara for the years 1980-2003, reported by fuel (energy) category, are available to be downloaded in Excel (xls) spreadsheet format.
Go to the International Energy Data Page [html], select a fuel (energy) category, and scroll down to the xls spreadsheets.
To see a complete energy balance for Western Sahara for a recent year scroll down to the next item.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/international/wsahara.html   (212 words)

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