Western Sahara: a much-disputed territory

Translated by Marine El Hajji Western Sahara, a region rich in resources, is a territory on the northwest coast of the African continent. It was a Spanish protectorate until 1975. Since then, Western Sahara, declared a non-autonomous territory by the United Nations (UN), lies at the heart of many tensions. Both Morocco and Mauritania are claiming sovereignty […]

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Gay people in Algeria : an invisible community

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Natacha Perrin In Algeria, the law can punish ‘any person guilty of an act of homosexuality’ with a prison term of two months to two years and a fine of 500 to 2,000 dinars (4 to 14 euros). Indeed, homosexuality is considered a crime, incompatible with the moral, societal […]

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Algeria: a fish farming pilot project in a Sahrawi refugee camp

Translated by Gueric Cardet, proofread by Lauren Valentine On February 27th, in the Tindouf region of southwest Algeria, the N’Khaila pilot fish-farming project was inaugurated in a Sahrawi refugee camp. It was run by the Triangle Génération Humanitaire association. Refugees from Western Sahara have been living in camps in southwest Algeria, near Tindouf, since 1975. […]

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