Western Sahara

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INFORMATION

Capital: N/A

Government: Legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved

Current President: President in Exile, Mohamed Abdelaziz

Economy:

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

Population: 586,000

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

  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Group Opposes Morocco's Bid to Join Ecowas - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [Premium Times] A group has listed eight reasons why Nigeria should prevent Morocco from joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Thu - Jul 20, 2017: Sahrawis Sentenced to Jail Over Western Sahara Killings - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [Al Jazeera] A Morocco court has sentenced 23 civilians to prison terms ranging from two years to life over the killing of 11 members of the Moroccan security forces in contested Western Sahara.
  • Mon - Jul 17, 2017: Torture Allegations Cast Shadow Over Trial - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [HRW] Tunis -Morocco's judicial authorities should ensure that upcoming verdicts in a mass trial are not based on confessions or statements implicating other defendants obtained under torture or other ill-treatment during police interrogations, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today.
  • Sun - Jul 9, 2017: Nigeria Mediates in Morocco, Saharawi Dispute - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [Leadership] Nigeria yesterday successfully brokered peace between Morocco and Saharawi Democratic Republic (SDR) on the wordings of the report of the human Rights abuses between the two countries.