· December, 2008

Stories about Western Sahara from December, 2008

Western Sahara: Cubarawis

  17 December 2008

Many saharaui children, thanks to international cooperation with Cuba, travel each year to study until they graduate from university. Then, they return to work for their Western Sahara. The Caribbean is completely different from the desert, not only because of geography, but also because of the nature of the people themselves. Cubans have rhythm in their veins and are dancing all the time. Beduins are sober, quiet and reflective. However, in the end, the exchange is worthy in both ways, as Renata Avila explains.

Western Sahara: Controversy Over McDonald's Maps

  11 December 2008

The Moroccan McDonald's franchise faced controversy last week after it released a children's “Happy Meal” toy which included a map of Morocco. The borders on the map separated Western Sahara from Morocco; the Western Sahara is a disputed territory between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front. The controversy ended with...

Western Sahara: Trouble with McDonald's

  10 December 2008

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.

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