Beckham will not be celebrating occupation

Reports that UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and former famous footballer, David Beckham, would be attending a celebration of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara is fake news, according to UNICEF.

Tuesday, Moroccan World News reported that former English international David Beckham would be attending a celebration of the 44th anniversary of the so-called Green March, where 350.000 Moroccan civilians entered Spanish Sahara (now Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara). Read more of this post

Saharawi journalist assaulted by Moroccan police

The coordinator of Saharawi video activist group Equipe Media was assaulted, injured and interrogated by Moroccan police in the Moroccan colony of Western Sahara.

Mohamed Mayara, media activist and co-founder and coordinator of Equipe Media that documents human rights violations in Africa’s last colony Western Sahara, was physically assaulted and injured his cheek and other parts of his body at El Aaiun airport in the occupied territories of Western Sahara on January 13. Read more of this post

Human rights are celebrated with restraint in Western Sahara

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 70 years ago. Human rights have been important to many people over the years, but are also under pressure in many places. Not least in Africa’s last colony, Western Sahara.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights gave all people the right to seek happiness as equals, and the right to fight for freedom and peace against oppressive systems. Read more of this post

Menneskerettighederne fejres med tilbageholdenhed i Vestsahara

FN’s Verdenserklæring om Menneskerettighederne blev vedtaget af FN’s Generalforsamling for 70 år siden i dag. Menneskerettighederne har betydet meget for mange, men er også under pres mange steder. Ikke mindst i Afrikas sidste koloni Vestsahara.

Verdenserklæringen om Menneskerettighederne gav for 70 år alle mennesker i verden retten til at søge lykken som ligeværdige mennesker, og retten til at kæmpe for frihed og fred mod undertrykkende systemer. Read more of this post

Fosfat gøder stadigvæk Vestsahara-konflikt

Giv os de penge som lasten er værd, eller sejl jeres konfliktfosfat et andet sted hen. Sådan var beskeden fra Vestsaharas eksilregering til et New Zealandsk gødningsfirma, der har købt en last fosfat af Vestsaharas kolonimagt Marokko.

Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, der er den marokkanske koloni Vestsaharas eksilregering og medlem af den Afrikanske Union, kræver at det New Zealandske firma Ravensdown giver dem de 7 millioner dollars, Read more of this post

EU ”glemmer” at spørge besat folk om handelsaftale

En ny aftale, der skal give produkter fra kolonien Vestsahara handelspræferencer i EU, er i støbeskeen. EU-Domstolen siger at aftalen skal godkendes af landets folk, men EU har primært spurgt tilhængere af den marokkanske besættelsesmagt.

En ny rapport fra Europaparlamentet, om en handelsaftale mellem EU og Marokko, som de to parter gerne vil have giver produkter fra den marokkanske koloni Vestsahara handelspræferencer, har ikke for alvor konsulteret landets folk, saharawierne. Read more of this post

Stop Western Sahara plunder, Jacinda

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern spoke of human rights and international cooperation at the UN. But what will she do about the fact that two New Zealand companies are the last buyers of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara?

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attracted a lot of media attention at the United Nations General Assembly in New York last week. Read more of this post