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: 603,253 (2017)

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

  • Wed - Dec 12, 2018: SA Welcomes Resumption of Peace Talks On Western Sahara - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [SAnews.gov.za] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the resumption of peace talks on the situation in Western Sahara.
  • Fri - Dec 7, 2018: 'Peaceful Solution' to Western Sahara Conflict Is Possible - UN Envoy - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [UN News] The first UN-led talks in six years over the disputed Western Sahara-region concluded on a positive note on Thursday in Geneva, where the Organization's representative Horst Köhler said that further discussions are planned "in the first quarter of 2019".
  • Thu - Dec 6, 2018: 2nd Day of Round Table On Regional Dispute Over Moroccan Sahara Opens in Geneva - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [MAP] Geneva -The second day of the round table on the regional dispute over the Moroccan Sahara began Thursday morning at Geneva's Palace of Nations, with the participation of a Moroccan delegation led by minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.
  • Thu - Dec 6, 2018: First UN-Sponsored Western Sahara Talks in Six Years Begin in Geneva - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [UN News] Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara - the first in years - the Organization announced on Wednesday.
  • Mon - Dec 3, 2018: 14th Edition of Fisahara Kicks Off in Wilaya of Dakhla - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [SPS] Wilaya of Dakhla -The 14th edition of the International Film Festival in Western Sahara (FISAHARA) under the theme: "Enhancing cultural front for protection of national identity" was launched Sunday evening in the wilayaof Dakhla.