Mission of the Western Sahara

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The tragic story you may have never heard of (CNN)

In the remote desert land on the northwest side of Africa, a nomadic people see their homes taken from them by an imperial power. Hundreds of thousands are driven away and forced to live as refugees.

It sounds like a story—but it’s real. This happened in the Western Sahara, a colony of Spain, one of the last colonies in Africa. In 1975 the Moroccans moved in, saying they were reclaiming a territory that had always been theirs. It is an important story that almost no one pays attention to or has even ever heard of.

This article is available in full on:

http://amanpour.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/06/the-tragic-story-you-may-have-never-heard-of/


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