Is One of Africa’s Oldest Conflicts Finally Nearing Its End? | The New Yorker

Is One of Africa’s Oldest Conflicts Finally Nearing Its End? | The New Yorker

(…)

Late last year, I visited the Berm from the Polisario side, to the east, accompanying a handful of supporters of the group from around the world. Until we were about a hundred feet away, I didn’t sense that I was anywhere in particular in the expanse of the desert. My Polisario guide pointed out painted rocks indicating a minefield ahead. A few feet away, an unexploded mortar shell lay in the sand. We walked into a United Nations-controlled buffer zone and the Berm appeared in front of us, rising about six and a half feet behind a barbed-wire fence. I glanced left and right. The wall seemed to stretch endlessly, almost into the blue sky.

Artículo completo en: Is One of Africa’s Oldest Conflicts Finally Nearing Its End? | The New Yorker