International news channel VICE have recently released a fascinating account of the 'Sahara's Forgotten War'.
To check out the VICE website please visit: https://news.vice.com/video/the-saharas-forgotten-war-full-length
Western Sahara is now the only state in Africa considered a 'non-self governing territory' by the UN.
It has been illegally occupied by Morocco since 1975.
Over 100,000 of its people live in refugee camps - reliant on foreign aid, whilst the others live under Moroccan rule where their human rights are systematically abused.
Still the media fails to pay attention.
Still the UN fails to take action.
This blog is here with the message - "Free Western Sahara."
"The government bans peaceful demonstrations and refuses legal recognition to human rights organizations; the security forces arbitrarily arrest demonstrators and suspected Sahrawi activists, beat them and subject them to torture, and force them to sign incriminating police statements, all with virtual impunity; and the courts convict and imprison them after unfair trials."Many people have never heard of this conflict. It is hugely under-represented in the news media, both by a corrupt censored Moroccan media, and by an internationally corrupt media who are unwilling to publish stories outside of a familiar narrative and that pose super-powers in a negative light.
|A map showing the occupied areas of Western Sahara.|
Most resources lie in the green and are controlled by Morocco.
|Agrium, a Canadian company, are partaking in illegal mineral trade.|