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The Long Atlantic Beach  

The Long Atlantic Beach

The Plight of the Saharawi

March 25th 2007
Western Sahara rarely features on lists of the world's countries anymore. Even on most maps, this large area of northwest Africa generally appears as part of Morocco. However, even in the eyes of the United Nations, Western Sahara is a seperate entity. The country used to be known as Rio de Oro after it was grabbed by Spain during the scramble for Africa in the late nineteenth century. They gr ... read more
Africa » Western Sahara

Sahrawi,Sahrawian, Sahraouian Flag 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 e... ... read more
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