World Oct 04

Photo of Dakhla refugee camp by Elisa Santafe/AFP/Getty Images
Visiting Algeria’s refugee community

Last winter, the PBS NewsHour went to Western Sahara, a disputed territory of Morocco in northern Africa, to learn about the slow-burning conflict that pits Moroccans against the Sahrawis seeking their independence. This year, we travel to a Sahrawi refugee…

World Jan 18

Camel crossing sign in Western Sahara. Photo by Larisa Epatko
Regional Instability Threatens Already Tense Western Sahara

The not-so publicized 36-year-old simmering conflict between Morocco and the disputed territory of Western Sahara is causing new concerns as radical elements further destabilize North Africa and the disaffected Sahrawi population is losing patience.

Jan 18

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Scenes of Western Sahara

Western Sahara is a block of land about the size of Colorado located in North Africa. Morocco considers it a southern territory, but many of its inhabitants want to be independent.

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