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Western Sahara: who benefits from exporting fish and phosphates? – video
Lunes, 28 de Enero de 2013 19:33
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Western Sahara is rich in phosphates and fish, but Saharawi activists say those resources are not being harnessed to improve the lot of the indigenous population. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 after former colonial power Spain pulled out, and the conflict that ensued is one of the world's longest running. In November 2010 protesters set up camp at Gdeim Izik, outside the capital Laayoune. They argue that exploitation of the territory's resources should stop until a solution to the conflict is found.

* Celeste Hicks recently travelled to Western Sahara with the International Women's Media Foundation