Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory on the northwest coast of Africa. Bordered by Morocco, Mauritania, and Algeria, the former Spanish colony has been under dispute since 1976. Ethnic tensions continue to erupt between the native Sahrawi population and Moroccan immigrants, and Morocco maintains a large security presence in the territory.
In this episode, we take a deep dive into Western Sahara’s ongoing conflict and tensions with Morocco before discussing what the future might hold.
Take a look at some of our favorite articles that we came across while researching this topic:
- Western Sahara, CIA World Factbook
- Western Sahara Profile, BBC
- Morocco, EU Sign Fisheries Deal Including Western Sahara, Morocco World News, Safaa Kasraoui
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