October 15, 2015 Leave a comment
This November it is forty years ago that Morocco invaded and colonized Western Sahara (or Spanish Sahara as it was then known), today Africa’s last colony. Abba Malainin was only a child when he had to flee the war by foot through the desert to Algeria, to refugee camps where his family and thousands of other refugees still live today.
Tens of thousands of Western Saharas indigenous population, the Saharawis, fled the advancing Moroccan army and bomber planes across the border into neighbouring Algeria. Read more of this post