Western Sahara: Natives of the desert, natives of Africa? – African Arguments

Western Sahara: Natives of the desert, natives of Africa? – African Arguments

Just over four decades ago, on 27 February 1976, the people of the Western Sahara declared the constitution of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic. In this moment, as they battled against Morocco and Mauritania for independence, the Saharawi people suddenly changed from being a group of tribes to a unified nation.

43 years later, the Saharawi are still struggling for freedom and parts of the Western Sahara remain under Moroccan illegal occupation. But what is the identity now of this relatively young nation?

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Origen: Western Sahara: Natives of the desert, natives of Africa? – African Arguments