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 - Apr 7, 2017: Why the AU Needs to Revisit Its Admission Criteria - AllAfrica News: Western Sahara
    [The Conversation Africa] Morocco's admission to the African Union (AU) was a mistake. In one move, the AU squandered a chance to discourage the north African state's aggression against Western Sahara. It also showed how the body struggles to enforce the implementation of its own standards and directives.