Western Sahara

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INFORMATION

Capital: Aaúin

Government: Legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved

Current President: President in Exile, Brahim Ghali

Economy:

  • Small market-based economy whose main industries are fishing, phosphate mining, and pastoral nomadism.

Population: 619,551 (2018)

Land Size: 266,000 sq km (102,703 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Arab
  • Berber
Religions:

  • Muslim

Language(s):

  • Hassaniya Arabic
  • Moroccan Arabic

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Summary of Statement of Frente Polisario On Question of Western Sahara Before UN Fourth Committee - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [SPS] New York (UN) -Summary of the Statement of the Frente POLISARIO on the Question of Western Sahara before the UN Special Political and Decolonisation Committee (Fourth Committee)
  • Sun - Oct 6, 2019: Global Fund Gives Kids in Crisis-Plagued Sahel Chance at Education - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [VOA] A global education fund is providing tens of thousands of Sahelian children in crisis with a quality education, bringing hope to boys and girls who have known nothing but violence and sorrow in their young lives. Education Cannot Wait, a funding mechanism set up at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, globally is helping more than 1.4 million children in emergencies go back to school.
  • Fri - Sep 20, 2019: Morocco and Western Sahara - A Decades-Long War of Attrition - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [The Conversation Africa] It's been more than 40 years since Morocco claimed sovereignty over Western Sahara, setting off a conflict that seems no closer to resolution.
  • Thu - Sep 19, 2019: Western Sahara - Nigeria to Halt Sardine, Fertilizer Importation From Morocco - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [Vanguard] The Nigerian Movement for the Liberation of Western Sahara, has said it has began processes to halt the importation of sardines and other goods as part of sanctions on Morocco to end continued exploitation of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.