The ‘Gandhi of Western Sahara’ Confronts a Deadly Generation Gap | Provocateurs | OZY

The ‘Gandhi of Western Sahara’ Confronts a Deadly Generation Gap | Provocateurs | OZY

To Sahrawis, the formerly nomadic peoples native to the region, Haidar is the “Gandhi of Western Sahara,” a tireless advocate for peaceful resistance who brings international attention to their much-forgotten plight; to the Moroccan government in Rabat, she’s a dangerous agitator and separatist who continues to defy what the kingdom calls its “southern provinces,” though no other country recognizes this claim.

Now, at age 53, she’s become a voice of restraint — pitted against a new generation of pro-independence activists who Haidar fears are too eager to launch a full-scale war, with tensions rising along the world’s longest militarized border.

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