Stories from Quick Reads and Western Sahara
Solidarité Maroc [Fr], an online forum regrouping some Moroccan human rights activist, publishes an appeal (video) by French national Jean François Debargue who's on hunger strike in solidarity with Sahrawis whom he says are living in “dire conditions” in Western Sahara – a territory administered by Morocco and contested by the separatist Polisario Front, which is supported by neighbouring Algeria.
Nick Brooks of Sand and Dust reports that McDonald's recently came under fire in Morocco for not including the Western Sahara on its maps of the country. The fast food giant caved to pressure. Brooks shares his opinion.
Writing on One Hump or Two?, Will Sommer updates us on recent developments in Western Sahara.
Western Sahara Echo remarks upon the success of the educational system in Western Sahara,
Saharawi-Students provides an update about the trial of Maliha Eljahoub, a Saharawi law student and human rights activist arrested for “criminal charges” in Agadir on July 24. Eljahoub's trial is scheduled for August 13 in Marrakesh. He is currently on temporary release.