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FiSahara: the world's most remote film festival

The festival offers refugees and international guests excitement and windows into forgotten worlds, writes Stefan Simanowitz.

Filed in: Film Western Sahara

The 'New Colonialism' – the case of Western Sahara

A new report shows that the British scramble for Africa is a continuation of the nation’s foreign policy legacy, Tom Lebert writes.

Filed in: Africa Western Sahara

A word with Aziza Brahim

The Western Saharan singer and activist on Cuban solidarity, life as a refugee, and making her grandmother proud.

Filed in: Human Rights Migration Music Western Sahara

With no UN to watch, Saharawis fear Moroccan regime

Local activists are expecting a brutal crackdown from the police, writes John Richards.

Filed in: Human Rights Morocco Politics UN Western Sahara

Western Sahara’s unsung fight

Clyde Macfarlane catches up with Aziza Brahim as she releases her third album, Abbar el Hamada.

Filed in: Mali Mauritania Morocco Western Sahara

A story of waiting

As Western Sahara marks 40 years of occupation, Dominik Sipiński listens to refugees tired of broken promises and dreams.

Filed in: Activism Morocco Western Sahara

Those who couldn’t be there

Thousands attended the World Social Forum in Tunis last month. But, says Giedre Steikunaite, we mustn’t forget the absent, the missing, the disappeared.

Filed in: Australia Children Human Rights Mexico Migration Western Sahara

Popcorn in the sands of the Sahara

Dominik Sipinski reports on the annual film festival held in a refugee camp in the desert.

Filed in: Film Refugees Western Sahara

Brahim Dahane: ‘It is better to die than to live afraid’

Lydia James talks to the Saharawi human rights defender about uprisings, refugees and the UN mandate.

Filed in: Human Rights Morocco Western Sahara

Female activists instrumental in fight against Morocco’s oppression

Western Saharawi women are using education and exile to advocate for their people’s freedom, says Agaila Abba.

Filed in: Morocco Western Sahara

‘Every protest is crushed by the great brutality of Morocco’

Matthew Vickery explains why we must remember Western Sahara – a forgotten people fighting for their rights.

Filed in: Activism Human Rights Morocco Western Sahara

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